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Women's Soccer Falls in Ivy Action at Brown, 2-1

Alexandra Millet recorded four saves in her first game since Sept. 12 (Gil Talbot).

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Alexandra Millet made four saves in her return in net, and Alexandra Conigliaro scored a goal in the first half, but the Harvard women' s soccer team dropped a road contest at Ivy League rival Brown, 2-1, Saturday afternoon.  Katherine Sheeleigh assisted on Conigliaro's goal and now ranks sixth in program history with 69 points (27 goals, 15 assists).

The loss drops Harvard's Ivy record to 2-2, while the Crimson falls to 5-5-1 overall. Brown improves to 7-4-3 and 1-2-1 in conference action.

Harvard had the game's first three shots on net, as chances by Melanie Baskind and Sheeleigh were stopped by Brown's Amber Bledsoe in the opening minutes.  At 27:05, the Crimson broke a scoreless tie when Sheeleigh placed a cross pass to the far post and Conigliaro one-timed the volley into the far corner of the net, making it 1-0 in favor of Harvard.  With seven minutes remaining in the first, the Bears knotted the game on a score by Diana Ohrt at 37:55.  Off a corner kick by Louisa Pitney, Ohrt took a shot on goal and it was deflected into the cage.

In the second, Brown's M.C. Barrett, who replaced Bledsoe in net, stopped a chance by Baskind in the 50th minute to keep the game tied, 1-1.  At 77:12, Barrett made consecutive saves on shots by Sheeleigh and Aisha Price, before Brown was able to clear the ball.  With 6:43 remaining in regulation, Allison Kagawa made a short throw on the left side, allowing Mika Siegelman to control the ball and send a high cross to the far post.  Pitney headed the cross into the back of the net, putting Brown ahead, 2-1.  The Crimson managed two more shots in the final minutes, but Barrett turned aside a chance by Kerry Kartsonis and a kick by Sheeleigh was blocked in front.

The Crimson outshot the Bears, 14-13, while Brown had the edge in corner kicks, 5-4.  Barrett made four saves in the second half for Brown to hold on for the win. 

Up next, the Crimson will play a road game at Siena Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.