April 11, 2012

Brown and Yale Battle Under The Lights At Stevenson Field

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Providence, Rhode Island - Brown and Yale will face each other under the lights at Stevenson Field in a key Ivy League men's lacrosse game on Friday, April 13, starting at 7:00 p.m. Both team are coming off key Ivy wins, and are competing for a berth in the four-team Ivy League Playoffs at the end of the regular season.

Team Poster Night: The first 200 fans to enter Stevenson Field tonight will receive a Brown Lacrosse team poster.  In addition, there will be a post-game autograph session with the members of the lacrosse team.


Brown's Record:  Brown (4-6, 1-2 Ivy) earned its first Ivy victory of the season with an 11-10 win over Penn last Saturday on senior Rob Schlesinger's goal with 11 seconds remaining.

 

The Bulldogs: Yale (5-4, 2-2 Ivy) has put together a season of streaks, winning its first two games (St. John's and Albany), losing four straight (Sacred Heart, Lehigh, Cornell and Princeton), and currently winning its last three games (Penn, Providence and Dartmouth).

 

The Brown-Yale Series Record: Brown and Yale have met 56 times, dating back to 1927, with the Bears holding a 35-20-1 series advantage over the Bulldogs.  Yale has won the last two match-ups between the two Ancient Eight teams, including a 10-6 home victory last year. In 2009, Brown earned a 13-9 decision over the Elis in New Haven.

 

This Date In Brown Lacrosse History- April 13, 1974: Coach Cliff Stevenson's Brown team earned an 8-6 victory over Yale in New Haven. Robert Rubeor '75 and Warren Marcus '74 scored two goals each for the Bears. Dan Campbell '74 registered 14 saves, while Dom Starsia '76 and Rich Meister '75 (among many others) anchored the Brown defense.

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Bear Facts: Brown is the Ivy League leader and ranks third nationally in man-down defense, allowing seven goals in 35 opponent attempts…Senior co-captain Rob Schlesinger's goal with 11 seconds remaining lifted Brown over Penn, 11-10, last Saturday.  The win puts the Bears back in the hunt for the Ivy League Playoffs… Senior co-captain Parker Brown scored two goals vs. Penn, including the game-tying goal, and is Brown's top scorer with 24 points (13 goals, 11 assists). He has registered 95 career points, with 53 career goals and 42 career assists…Bears freshman attackman Nick Piroli was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week for the third time after scoring two goals against Penn, and a goal against Bryant.  He ranks 6th in the nation in shooting percentage (.500)… Sophomore Sam Hurster, who had three goals and an assist against Penn, is Brown's goal-scoring leader with 18 for the season…Brown has out-shot its opponents by a 347-323 margin…Sophomore defenseman Phil Pierce ranks 11th nationally with 2.1 caused turnovers per game… Junior defenseman Sam Ford leads the Brown squad with 35 ground balls…Sophomore Tommy Capone has captured 69 of 136 face-offs, and picked up 31 ground balls.

 

About the Bulldogs:  Yale ranks second in the Ivy League in scoring with 11.0 goals per game, 16th best in the nation…Sophomore midfielder Dylan Levings ranks fifth nationally in face-off percentage, capturing 82 of 129 face-offs (.636). His 49 ground balls lead the Bulldogs and rank 15th in the nation…Senior attackman Matt Gibson is Yale's leader in scoring with 30 points, scoring 17 goals and handing out 13 assists. His 1.44 assists per game are fourth in the Ivy League…Yale has caused 9.11 turnovers per game, 65th best in the latest NCAA rankings.

 
 

Swan Song For Stevenson Field Grass: There are just three games left before the Bears bid adieu to the Stevenson Field grass playing surface at the season's end, with a synthetic turf being installed at Stevenson during the summer months.


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 hosts Providence College with an evening contest on Tuesday, April 17th at Stevenson Field.  All the action starts at 7:00 p.m.

 

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                                9-10, L

4/7       Sat.      at Penn                                  11-10, W

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