DURHAM, N.H. - Julie Herrold and Kristin Ferrell scored first-half goals and Sarah Gervais made eight saves to lead the Brown University women's soccer team to Saturday night's 2-0 victory against the University of New Hampshire at Bremner Field.
Brown (4-1-2) took a 1-0 lead on Herrold's goal in the 22nd minute. Her initial lofted shot from 18 yards was knocked down by UNH goalkeeper Liz MacKay (Scituate, Mass.) at the goalmouth, but Herrold followed up her shot and tapped the loose ball into the net.
The Bears took a 2-0 lead at 29:25 when Tory Manchester set up a blast by Kristin Ferrell.
UNH, which had not lost in four lifetime matches at Bremner Field (2-0-2), is now 2-4-2 overall in 2003. The best Wildcat opportunities to get onto the scoreboard came in the second half, when they recorded a 9-4 shooting advantage.
In the 54th minute, a service by Kelly Collins (Manchester, N.H.) from the right corner was headed by Ashlee Cieslak (Greendale, Wis.) and her shot was knocked aside on a diving effort by Gervais. In the 70th minute, Ana Tobon's (Philadelphia, Pa.) serve from the right wing was headed strongly by Shannon Oltman (Edmonds, Wash.) from 12 yards out, but right at Gervais.
MacKay exited the game at haltime with four saves and two goals allowed. In her collegiate debut, Lynn Gugliuzza (Kenmore, N.Y.) did not surrender a goal and was credited with two saves in 45 mintues of relief.
UNH returns to action Sept. 24 (4 p.m.) at Dartmouth College. The next Wildcat home game is Oct. 10 vs. Albany. Game time at Lewis Fields is 3:30 p.m.