Providence, Rhode Island - Head coach Lars Tiffany's Brown men's lacrosse team will look to get back to the .500 mark for the season against a solid Vermont squad on Saturday, March 26, starting at 1:00 p.m. at Meister-Kavan Field. Brown fans can listen to the game live on brownbears.com and follow the game through live stats.
About the Bears (2-3): The Bears are coming off an 11-7 loss to Harvard last Saturday, despite a standout performance by senior goalie Matt Chriss, who kept the Bears in the game with 18 saves, while facing 52 shots…Chriss leads the Ivy League and ranks fourth in the country in save percentage (.644). He has posted a 6.76 goals against average, third in the Ivy League…Senior attackman Andrew Feinberg, who netted two goals against Harvard on Saturday, ranks eighth nationally in points per game (20 points, 4.0 per game), and ranks second in the Ivy League with 3.0 goals per game. His 24 career hat-tricks (three or more goals) is second among active players…Senior Seth Ratner has won 30 of 55 face-offs (.545) to rank 29th nationally…Senior Teddy Daiber scored his first career goal against Harvard…Sophomores Roger Ferguson (17), Sam Ford (13) and Clay Del Prince (12) are Brown's leaders in ground balls.
Bears Move To Stevenson Field After Facing Vermont: Saturday's game against Vermont will be the final game on Meister-Kavan this season. The Bears' last two home games on April 9 vs. Penn and April 23 vs. Cornell will be played at Stevenson Field.
About the Catamounts (4-3): The much-improved Vermont squad has posted wins over Colgate (9-4), Air Force (9-6), Bryant (7-5) and St. John's (14-9), with losses to #16 Denver (11-6), #2 Virginia (14-6) and Fairfield (9-6)…Sophomore Drew Philie leads the Catamounts with 16 goals and 21 points overall, second in the America East Conference…Senior Tom Frasca captured 13 of 16 face-offs in last week's win over St. John's, and is 23rd in the nation in face-off winning percentage (.568).
The Series Record: Brown and Vermont have met five times, dating back to 2003, with the Bears holding a 5-0 series advantage. The two teams last met on 3/24/2009, with the Bears coming out on top of a 16-8 decision behind Andrew Feinberg's three goals.
Pictured: Roger ferguson '13. photo by dspics.com