Caruso Nets Goal, Women’s Soccer Falls to No. 11 Princeton, 2-1

Caruso Nets Goal, Women’s Soccer Falls to No. 11 Princeton, 2-1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Jennifer Caruso scored a goal less than 10 minutes into the game, but the Tigers scored twice in the second half as Brown University women's soccer fell to No. 11 Princeton University, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson-Pincince Field.

The Bears (8-4-0, 1-2-0 Ivy) took a lead in the 10th minute before the visiting and nationally ranked Tigers (11-1-0, 3-0-0 Ivy) netted goals in the 75th and 76th minutes to remain unbeaten on the road this season at 6-0-0.

"I have to give credit to my team – they left it all out there today," Brown head coach Kia McNeill said. "That was a big part of our pre-game talk – not to have any regrets and leave everything on the field. I think that they really did that today. Princeton is a very good team. There is a reason they are the No. 11 team in the country."

Caruso (Brockton, Mass.) scored her second goal of the season and the third of her career. Two of her three collegiate goals have come against Princeton. Freshman Star White (Norfolk, Va.) posted her sixth assist of the season and has tallied a point in nine of 12 contests this season.

Brown became just the third team to score on Princeton this season as the Tigers entered the contest having outscored their opponents 25-2. The Bears became the first home team to convert against the Tigers as Princeton had held a 12-0 advantage on the road in five previous games.

Opening the scoring at the 9:34 mark, Caruso finished off a rebound in the goal area for the first half's only tally. After junior Celia Story (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) played in a corner from the right side, White kept the play alive before Caruso found the back of the net.

The Tigers equalized at 74:37 as Tatum Gee swung a cross in from the left side, Natalie Larkin headed the ball back across the face of the goal, and Courtney O'Brien bicycled the ball into the net.

O'Brien netted her second goal of the game just 56 seconds later, giving Princeton the lead at 75:33. Abby Givens drove a shot on target from inside the box before O'Brien capitalized on the ensuing rebound.

Brown junior goalkeeper Christine Etzel (Madison, Conn.) made three saves in the setback (8-4-0) while Princeton net-minder Natalie Grossi stopped four shots in the win (10-1-0).

For the match, each team tallied six shots on goal and five corner kicks while Princeton held a 17-8 advantage in shots. One goal has now decided nine of Brown's 12 contests this season.

Next, Brown plays at Harvard on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1:00 p.m.

Video of all Brown women's soccer home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network.

Tickets for all Brown women's soccer games can be purchased online, by calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or by walking up to the box office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.