April 17, 2012

Brown Laxers Overpower Providence, 11-6

Providence, Rhode Island – Sophomore attackman Sam Hurster scored three goals as Brown led from start-to-finish in an 11-6 non-league win over Providence College Tuesday evening at Stevenson Field. The Bears now hold an 18-0 series advantage over the Friars.

 

The win lifts Brown to 5-7 overall, while Providence dropped its 10th straight game, falling to 1-11 overall.

 

Hurster added an assist to go with his hat-trick, while senior Rob Schlesinger and junior Johnny DePeters netted two goals each for Brown.

 

Senior Parker Brown had a goal and four assists for the Bears and moved over the century mark in career points.  In four years on College Hill, Parker Brown now has 57 goals and 46 assists for 103 career points.

 

Junior Sam Ford was the defensive standout for the Bears with 14 ground balls and four caused turnovers.  Bears' goalie Will Round registered seven saves in the Brown net.

 

The Bears out-shot the Friars by a 32-29 margin, but the difference in the game came in the turnover category, where the Bears forced 27 Providence turnovers, while turning the ball over just 11 times.

 

The Friars were led by Jake Nolan and Sean Wright with two goals each.

 

Brown opened up a 5-0 lead in the game's opening 12 minutes on two goals by DePeters and one each by Parker Brown, freshman Nick Piroli and Hurster.  A late Providence goal by Wright cut Brown's lead to 5-1 after one quarter.

 

Goals by Schlesinger and Hurster to open the second quarter gave Brown its biggest lead, 7-1, with 10:47 left in the half. The Friars trailed, 8-3, at the half on goals by Wright and Nolan, sandwiched around a goal by Brown senior Dan O'Brien.

 

The Friars scored three of the first four goals of the third quarter to trail, 9-6, with 1:36 left in the quarter. 

 

Schlesinger scored a late third quarter goal and Bears' freshman Nick Weeden scored the lone goal of the fourth quarter to account for Brown's final margin of victory.

 

The Bears are back in action again on Saturday, April 21, traveling to Ithaca, NY to face the Cornell Big Red.  Game time is 3:00 p.m.

 

Pictured:  Sam Ford '13. photo by dspics.com