Providence, Rhode Island - The 16th-ranked Brown men’s lacrosse team opens its Ivy League season on Saturday, March 20, battling #11 Harvard at Harvard Stadium, starting at 3:00 p.m. The Bears are coming off an 18-4 win over St. Joseph’s to extend their record to 2-1, while Harvard defeated Colgate in its last game to move to 4-1 overall.
Every Ivy League game is a big one, especially this year with the first ever Ivy League Playoffs, May 7-9. The top four teams in the Ivy League will qualify for the playoffs, with all games being played at the home field of the highest seed.
Senior Reade Seligman continues to pace the Bears with 12 points, scoring five goals and handing out seven assists, fourth best in the Ivy League. Juniors Andrew Feinberg and David Hawley have scored seven goals each, while senior Thomas Muldoon and sophomore Parker Brown have netted five goals each. Freshman defenseman Roger Ferguson continues to lead the Bears with 12 ground balls.
Brown fans may remember that the Bears came out on top of a 8-6 decision last year at Harvard Stadium, with Feinberg scoring three goals and Muldoon adding two scores. The Bears are making a return trip to Cambridge because of a change in the Ivy League schedule, due to the post-season Ivy Tournament. The Bears will host Yale in Providence for the second straight season to help balance the schedule.
Brown and Harvard will be meeting for the 60th time with the Crimson holding a narrow 30-29 series advantage over the Bears. Coach Lars Tiffany’s squad has captured the last two games over Harvard, last falling to the Crimson in 2007.
Pictured: David Hawley '11. photo by dspics.com