Bears Travel To Ithaca To Battle No. 3 Cornell

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Providence, RI – With its Ivy League Playoff hopes still alive, the Brown men's lacrosse team travels to Ithaca, NY on Saturday, April 21, for a key Ivy battle with third-ranked Cornell at Schoellkopf Field.  Face-off with the Big Red is 3:00 p.m.


Brown's Record:  Brown (5-7, 1-3 Ivy) is coming off a solid 11-6 win over Providence last Tuesday.  Bears' sophomore attackman Sam Hurster tossed in three goals for the fourth straight game, while also adding an assist against the Friars.


Cornell's Record:  The Big Red (9-1, 4-0 Ivy), ranked third in the country, has won six straight games since a one-goal loss (9-8 ot) to no.1 ranked Virginia. Cornell last played on April 10, earning a 12-6 victory over no. 12 Syracuse.


The Brown-Cornell Series Record: Brown and Cornell have met 51 times, dating back to 1964, with the Big Red holding a 34-17 series advantage over the Bears.  Brown and Cornell split games last year, with the Bears taking a 13-10 regular season win over the Big Red in Ithaca, and Cornell earning a 14-8 decision over the Bears in the Ivy league Playoffs, also played in Ithaca.


Parker Brown Passes Century Mark:  Brown senior attackman Parker Brown passed the century mark in points last Tuesday against Providence.  With a goal and four assists against the Friars, he now has 103 career points, with 57 goals and 46 assists.


Sam Ford's 14 Ground Balls: Junior defenseman Sam Ford may have set a Brown record for non-face-off men when he picked up 14 ground balls against Providence. A check of the Brown record book is currently underway. Ford also caused four turnovers against the Friars.


Bear Facts: Sophomore goalie Will Round, who made 17 saves vs. Yale and 12 saves against Providence, ranks 22nd nationally with a goals against average of 9.11…Brown ranks fifth nationally in man down defense, and eighth in the nation in caused turnovers…With back-to-back three goal games, sophomore Sam Hurster is Brown's top goal scorer with 24 for the season.  He has registered a hat-trick in four consecutive games for the Bears…Three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week, Nick Piroli, is Brown's third leading scorer with 25 points, scoring 19 goals and distributing 6 assists…Sophomore midfielder Tommy Capone ranks second on the Brown team with 38 ground balls…Sophomore defenseman Phil Pierce has caused a team leading 25 turnovers, while junior defenseman Clay DelPrince has been credited with 24 caused turnovers.


Swan Song Stevenson Field Grass: Brown will bid adieu to the Stevenson Field grass playing surface at the season's end, with a synthetic turf being installed 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  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

Next Game:  The Bears wrap up their regular season at home on Saturday, April 28, hosting Dartmouth at Stevenson Field.  All the action starts at 3:00 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                                      10-11, L 4ot

4/17     Tue.     PROVIDENCE                      11-6, W

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

Pictured:  Sam Hurster '14 has scored three goals in each of Brown's last four games.  photo by