The Lead: Hafsa Moinuddin posted three goals and one assist for four points for the Bears as the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team fell to Brown, 9-4, on Tuesday.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
After Brown tallied the first three goals of the game, senior Maddie Ward scored off a pass by sophomore Baker Earl and then Ward netted a goal on a free-position shot to cut the Bears’ lead to 3-2.
But Brown then closed out the half with two straight goals to take a 5-2 advantage.
After the Bears started the second half with two unanswered goals, freshman Bryn Carol found the back of the net off a pass from freshman Maggie Moriarty to make it a 7-3 contest with 25:21 remaining.
With Brown now leading 8-3, freshman Audrey Mandaro cut the lead to 8-4 when she scored off a pass by Moriarty with 16:08 left.
But Moinuddin netted the last goal of the game for the 9-4 final score.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Brown outshot Holy Cross, 23-21.
Junior goalie Julia Maloney made seven saves for the Crusaders, while Mikaela Karlsson had 10 saves.
Brown secured nine draw controls, while Holy Cross had six. Brown had 26 ground balls, while Holy Cross picked up 23.
The Crusaders went 1-10 on free-position shots, while the Bears went 0-2.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, Feb. 25 when they travel to Smithfield, R.I. to play Bryant at 12:00 p.m.
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