April 2, 2012

Brown Hosts Bryant In Ocean State Cup Match-up

Providence, Rhode Island – Brown looks to get back on the winning track on Tuesday, April 3, with an intrastate match-up against #19 Bryant in the first game of the Ocean State Cup for the Bears.  Face-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm at Stevenson Field.  Brown fans that are unable to attend, can watch or listen live on brownbears.com.

Brown's Record:  Brown (3-5, 0-2 Ivy) is coming off a 13-2 loss to Princeton on Saturday at Stevenson Field.  Senior co-captain Rob Schlesinger scored both goals for the Bears. Earlier in the week, Bruno battled #8 Duke to the final seconds in Durham, North Carolina, before falling to the Blue Devils by a 9-8 margin.

The Bulldogs: Bryant is riding a six game winning streak following an 11-8 win over Sacred Heart on Saturday.  The Bulldogs have also posted wins over St. Joseph's (11-7), Vermont (15-8), Drexel (7-6), Albany (14-12), Stony Brook (10-9) and Providence (9-4), while losing to Colgate (10-8) and Fairfield (9-8).

The Brown-Bryant Series Record: Brown and Bryant have met three, with the Bears holding a 2-1 series advantage.  Last year, Bryant came away with an 8-7 decision in Smithfield, RI.   In 2010, coach Lars Tiffany's team earned a 9-7 victory over the Bulldogs in Providence to clinch the Ocean State Cup.

This Date In Brown Lacrosse History- April 3, 1991: Brown's 1991 team earned a13-12 overtime win over UMass in Amherst, Mass.  Oliver Marti '93 scored five goals and Pat Flynn '92 made 14 saves. Andy Towers '92 scored the game-winning goal in overtime. The Bears went on to tie the school record for wins in a season, posting an unbeaten regular season (13-0) and finishing with a13-1 overall mark, 6-0 in the Ivy League.

Bear Facts: Bears freshman attackman Nick Piroli leads the Bears in goals with 14 for the season…Sophomore defenseman Phil Pierce ranks fourth nationally with 2.5 caused turnovers per game… Junior defenseman Sam Ford leads the Brown squad with 31 ground balls…Brown's man-down defense ranks fourth nationally, allowing six goals in 29 opponent attempts… Senior co-captain Parker Brown is Brown's top scorer with 19 points (10 goals, 9 assists). He has registered 89 career points, with 50 career goals and 39 career assists…Senior co-captain Rob Schlesinger scored both of Brown's goals against Princeton and has recorded nine points for the season (5 goals, 4 assists)…Sophomore Sam Hurster's 12 goals rank second on the Brown team…Brown has out-scot its opponents by a 270-260 margin.

Watch/Listen Live On The Internet: Brown lacrosse fans can watch a live video and/or live audio feed of all home games through the America One Network. All remaining lacrosse home games will be aired through Brown's athletic website http://brownbears.com.  Fans wanting to watch Brown events via America One will need a high-speed Internet connection and a current version of Windows Media Player. Games will be sold on an individual basis at $8 per game. Fans can also listen to Mike Rubin and Mike Mancuso call the game live on brownbears.com.

Next Game:  Brown travels to Philadelphia, PA to face the Penn Quakers in an Ivy League game on Saturday, April 7.  Game time is 6:00 p.m. at Franklin Field.

 

2012 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule

2/26     Sun.     at Quinnipiac                          12-7, W

3/3       Sat.      UMASS                                  7-12, L

3/7       Wed.    HARTFORD                          6-20, L

3/10     Sat.      at St. Joseph's (PA)               11-3, W

3/17     Sat.      at Harvard                               9-10, L ot

3/24     Sat.      at Vermont                              14-5, W

3/27     Tue.     at Duke                                   8-9, L

3/31     Sat.      PRINCETON                        2-13, L

4/3       Tue.     BRYANT                                7:00 p.m.

4/7       Sat.      at Penn                                                7:30 p.m.

4/13     Fri.      YALE                                      7:00 p.m.

4/17     Tue.     PROVIDENCE                      7:00 p.m.

4/21     Sat.      at Cornell                                3:00 p.m.

4/28     Sat.      DARTMOUTH                      3:00 p.m.

5/4       Fri.      Ivy League Tournament          TBA

5/6       Su.       Ivy League Tournament          TBA

 

Head Coach:  Lars Tiffany (Brown '90)

Assistant Coaches: Kip Turner (Virginia '07), Steven Boyle (Johns Hopkins '10), Michael Brand (Buffalo '05)

Captains:  Parker Brown '12 and Rob Schlesinger '12