Third Quarter Surge Leads #9 UMass Over #20 Brown, 9-6

Amherst, Mass. - The 50th meeting between #20 Brown and #9 UMass, considered New England's greatest lacrosse rivalry, met all expectations Saturday afternoon at Garbor Field.  UMass broke open a 4-4 halftime tie with three straight third quarter goals to take control and continue on to a 9-6 win over the Bears at Garbor Field.

 

The two teams battled to a stalemate in the opening 30 minutes, with the game tied, 2-2, after the opening quarter, and 4-4 at intermission.  Senior Andrew Feinberg and junior Rob Schlesinger scored first quarter goals for the Bears, while junior Parker Brown and sophomore George Sherman netted second quarter goals, Sherman's just two seconds before the halftime horn.

 

UMass took control in the third quarter on goals by Ryan Hantverk, Connor Mooney and Anthony Biscardi to open up a 7-4 advantage with 3:23 left in the period.  Sherman's second goal of the game with 12 seconds left stopped the Minutemen's momentum, and Brown trailed 7-5 after three quarters. UMass peppered the Brown goal with 14 third quarter shots.

 

Goals by Mooney and Biscardi gave UMass a 9-5 fourth quarter lead with 9:51 remaining.  Parker Brown scored the Bears' final goal with 7:43 left in the game to pull to within 9-6 of the Minutemen.

 

Brown kept the game close with the stellar play of senior goalie Matt Chriss, as the Bears were out-shot by a 37-27 margin.  Chriss finished with 16 saves, including six in the third quarter alone.

 

Parker Brown and Sherman led the Bears with two goals each, while senior Teddy Daiber added two assists.  Feinberg added an assist to go with his goal.

 

Face-offs once again proved to be the Achilles heel of the Bears, with UMass holding a 12-7 advantage.

 

Brown returns to action again on Wednesday, March 9, traveling to Hartford, Connecticut to face Hartford.  Face-off is at 3:30 p.m.

 

 Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
         #20 Brown vs #9 Massachusetts (Mar 05, 2011 at Amherst, Mass.)



Brown (1-1) vs.                                   SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
Massachusetts (4-0)                               -------------------------------------
Date: Mar 05, 2011  Attendance: 1009              Brown...............  2  2  1  1 -  6
Weather:                                          Massachusetts.......  2  2  3  2 -  9

Brown SCORING: GOALS: Sherman, George 2; Brown, Parker 2; Feinberg, Andrew 1;
Schlesinger, Rob 1.
ASSISTS: Daiber, Teddy 2; Feinberg, Andrew 1; Ferguson, Roger 1.

Massachusetts SCORING: GOALS: 
Connor Mooney 3; 
Anthony Biscardi 3; Steve
D'Amario 2; 
Ryan Hantverk 1.
ASSISTS: 
Will Manny 3; 
Steve D'Amario 1; 
Mike Fetterly 1; 
Ryan Hantverk 1;

Connor Mooney 1; 
Jake Smith 1.




SHOTS BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Brown...............  8  7  4  8 - 27
Massachusetts.......  7  9 14  7 - 37

GROUND BALLS BY PRD   1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Brown............... 10  7  4  4 - 25
Massachusetts.......  9  9  7  9 - 34

FACE-OFFS BY PRD       1     2     3     4     Total
----------------------------------------------------
Brown...............  2-5   2-5   2-5   1-4  -  7-19
Massachusetts.......  3-5   3-5   3-5   3-4  - 12-19

CLEARS BY PERIOD       1     2     3     4     Total
----------------------------------------------------
Brown...............  5-7   4-6   4-4   7-7  - 20-24
Massachusetts.......  4-5   4-4   4-5   6-6  - 18-20

EXTRA-MAN OPPS         1     2     3     4     Total
----------------------------------------------------
Brown...............  0-0   0-1   0-0   0-0  -  0-1
Massachusetts.......  0-0   0-0   0-0   0-0  -  0-0


SAVES BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Brown...............  2  4  6  4 - 16
Massachusetts.......  2  2  3  3 - 10

TURNOVERS BY PRD      1  2  3  4  Tot
-------------------------------------
Brown...............  5  6  3  3 - 17
Massachusetts.......  5  3  2  5 - 15





Penalties - Brown 0/0:00; Massachusetts 1/0:30.
Officials: John Bellows; Sean Murphy; Fran Doyle.
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
         #20 Brown vs #9 Massachusetts (Mar 05, 2011 at Amherst, Mass.)



Massachusetts
Pos. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A    1  
Will Manny..........         -   3   3   5   3  -   -     3   -
A    9  
Kyle Smith..........         -   -   -   2   2  -   -     -   -
D    13 
Ryan Hollenbaugh....         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
M    14 
Greg Rushing........         -   -   -   1   - 13 10-14   1   -
D    18 
Tom Celentani.......         -   -   -   -   -  3   -     1   2
M    21 
Bobby Tyler.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   1  1/ 0:30
A    29 
Art Kell............         -   -   -   2   1  3   -     3   2
D    33 
Greg Anderson.......         -   -   -   1   -  1   -     -   2
D    40 
Jake Smith..........         -   1   1   -   -  1   -     -   5
GK   42 
Tim McCormack.......         -   -   -   1   -  3   -     1   -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     2  
Mael Walkowiak......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     3  
Casey Rahn..........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     1   -
     5  
Matthew Palasek.....         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     8  
Travis Tripucka.....         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     10 
Ryan Hantverk.......         1   1   2   5   2  1   -     1   -
     11 Mike Willus.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     12 
Stephen Zorkers.....         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     16 
Mike Fetterly.......         -   1   1   1   1  -   -     2   -
     19 
Steve D'Amario......         2   1   3   4   4  2   -     1   -
     22 
K.R. Jurgelevich....         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     23 
Brett Tobin.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     24 
Anthony Biscardi....         3   -   3   8   5  1   -     -   1
     25 
Anthony Toresco.....         -   -   -   -   -  1  2-4    -   -
     26 
Connor Mooney.......         3   1   4   6   6  1   -     -   -
     28 
Colin Fleming.......         -   -   -   1   1  1   -     1   -
     30 
Matt Whippen........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     32 
Joe Calvello........         -   -   -   -   -  -  0-1    -   -

        Totals..............         9   8  17  37  25 34 12-19  15  13  1/ 0:30

GOALTENDER SUMMARY
Massachusetts             Minutes   GA   W/L   1   2   3   4 Saves
------------------------------------------------------------------
42 
Tim McCormack.......     60:00    6    W    2   2   3   3    10


Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge





                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
         #20 Brown vs #9 Massachusetts (Mar 05, 2011 at Amherst, Mass.)



Brown
Pos. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D    1  Ford, Sam...........         -   -   -   -   -  3   -     -   1
A    4  Sherman, George.....         2   -   2   3   3  2   -     3   -
M    6  Hawley, David.......         -   -   -   5   3  1   -     2   1
GK   23 Chriss, Matt........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   1
M    25 Wittpenn, Jimmy.....         -   -   -   -   -  1  2-5    -   -
A    29 Feinberg, Andrew....         1   1   2  10   4  1   -     1   -
A    35 Brown, Parker.......         2   -   2   2   2  -   -     2   -
A    40 Schlesinger, Rob....         1   -   1   3   1  1  0-1    -   -
D    44 Fallon, Peter.......         -   -   -   -   -  3   -     1   1
D    48 Del Prince, Clay....         -   -   -   -   -  2   -     -   1
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     3  Ferguson, Roger.....         -   1   1   -   -  4   -     2   4
     7  Laster, Nicholas....         -   -   -   1   -  1   -     1   -
     9  Chmil, Stephen......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     1   -
     12 Depeters, Johnny....         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     14 Jones, Alex.........         -   -   -   3   3  -   -     1   -
     15 Daiber, Teddy.......         -   2   2   -   -  1   -     1   -
     19 Greenberg, Matt.....         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     1   -
     20 Capone, Tommy.......         -   -   -   -   -  2  2-4    -   -
     21 Mellynchuk, Daniel..         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     27 Foote, Jeffrey......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     1   -
     41 Ratner, Seth........         -   -   -   -   -  2  3-9    -   -
     88 Williams, Brady.....         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -

        Totals..............         6   4  10  27  16 25  7-19  17   9  0/ 0:00

GOALTENDER SUMMARY
Brown                     Minutes   GA   W/L   1   2   3   4 Saves
------------------------------------------------------------------
23 Chriss, Matt........     60:00    9    L    2   4   6   4    16


Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge





                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
         #20 Brown vs #9 Massachusetts (Mar 05, 2011 at Amherst, Mass.)




SCORING SUMMARY:
    Prd  Time Team     Type Goal Scorer                       Assists                                   H-V
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.  1st 12:34 BRWN     EVEN Feinberg, Andrew (5)............. Unassisted..............................  0-1
2.       4:52 UMASS    EVEN 
Connor Mooney (3)................ 
Jake Smith (1)..........................  1-1
3.       3:26 UMASS    EVEN 
Steve D'Amario (2)............... 
Mike Fetterly (3).......................  2-1
4.       2:21 BRWN     EVEN Schlesinger, Rob (1)............. Unassisted..............................  2-2
5.  2nd  8:28 UMASS    EVEN 
Anthony Biscardi (6)............. 
Will Manny (4)..........................  3-2
6.       4:34 BRWN     EVEN Brown, Parker (5)................ Ferguson, Roger (1).....................  3-3
7.       1:38 UMASS    EVEN 
Steve D'Amario (3)............... 
Connor Mooney (1).......................  4-3
8.       0:02 BRWN     EVEN Sherman, George (2).............. Feinberg, Andrew (3)....................  4-4
9.  3rd 14:18 UMASS    EVEN 
Ryan Hantverk (8)................ Unassisted..............................  5-4
10.      7:59 UMASS    EVEN 
Connor Mooney (3)................ 
Will Manny (5)..........................  6-4
11.      3:23 UMASS    EVEN 
Anthony Biscardi (7)............. 
Steve D'Amario (1)......................  7-4
12.      0:12 BRWN     EVEN Sherman, George (3).............. Daiber, Teddy (1).......................  7-5
13. 4th 11:23 UMASS    EVEN 
Connor Mooney (5)................ 
Will Manny (6)..........................  8-5
14.      9:51 UMASS    EVEN 
Anthony Biscardi (8)............. 
Ryan Hantverk (3).......................  9-5
15.      7:43 BRWN     EVEN Brown, Parker (6)................ Daiber, Teddy (2).......................  9-6




Pictured:  George Sherman '13.  photo by dspics.com