Providence, R.I. – Coming off a win over #15 Bryant, the Brown men's lacrosse team closes out its 2014 season on Saturday, April 26, hosting the Dartmouth at Stevenson Field, with face-off scheduled for 2 pm. Brown's eight seniors will be recognized in pre-game ceremonies, starting at 1:50 pm. Brown fans can also watch all the action live on the Ivy League Digital Network with Mike Rubin calling the play and Mike Mancuso providing the analysis.
Congratulations Brown Seniors: Brown will honor its eight seniors in pre-game ceremonies, recognizing four years of unselfish commitment to the university, their teammates and the community. Brown's Class of 2014 includes: Tommy Capone, Stephen Chmil, Sam Hurster, Daniel Mellynchuk, Philip Pierce, Will Round, Peter Vivonetto and Brady Williams.
The Bears: Brown (7-6, 1-4 Ivy) put itself into position to claim its second straight winning season with a 13-11 win over #15 Bryant on Tuesday, capturing the Ocean State Cup for the second straight year. Freshman Dylan Molloy netted five goals to lead the Brown win.
The Big Green: Dartmouth fell to 1-9 overall and 0-5 in the Ivy league following a hard fought 9-3 loss to #10 Penn on Saturday. Sophomore goalie Blair Friedensohn had a career high 14 saves in the game.
The Brown-Dartmouth Series Record: The Bears and Big Green have met 57 times, dating back to 1926, with Brown holding a 39-19 series advantage. Brown has won the last six games between the two Ancient Eight teams, including an 8-7 triple-overtime game last season in Hanover. Dartmouth hasn't beaten the Bears since 2007, a 9-8 Big Green win.
Hurster – Bears' Second Leading Scorer: Senior captain Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO), who had two goals and two assists in Brown's win over Bryant, ranks second on the Brown team and ninth in the Ivy League with 24 goals, while also adding seven assists. He netted two goals in a win over Princeton and against Penn. Hurster exploded for a career high six goals for the second time this season, scoring six goals vs. Marist, while taking just six shots. He netted 22 goals for the Bears a year ago.
Molloy - Three-Time Ivy League Rookie of the Week: Freshman attackman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY), a three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week, really stepped up in Brown's win over Bryant, scoring a career high five goals, while handing out an assist. Molloy, who netted three goals vs. Cornell last week, is Brown's top scorer with 25 goals and 10 assists for 35 points.
Most recently, he earned Ivy rookie honors after registering five points in games vs. Marist and Princeton. He had a goal and an assist in a 13-11 win at Marist and followed that up with two goals and an assist in Brown's win over Princeton. Molloy scored three goals, including the game-winning goal in the second overtime period, in Brown's 11-10 win over Providence. Molloy was also named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week after scoring four goals in Brown's win over Hartford, and netting three goals and picking up seven ground balls in a victory over Hobart.
Kelly – Ninth Nationally In Saves: Sophomore goalie Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) leads the Ivy League and ranks ninth in the nation with 10.91 saves per game. Kelly was named the Ivy League Player of the Week following back-to-back 16 save performances against Marist and Princeton, including 12 second half saves against the Tigers. He has turned in impressive performances against Quinnipiac (18 saves), Hartford (16 saves), Hobart (10 saves), Marist (16 saves) and Princeton (16 saves). Kelly started nine games for the Bears a year ago and is an athletic keeper, who posted a 9.30 goals against average and a 7-4 record.
Capone Makes The Difference Vs. Bryant: Senior Tommy Capone (Watertown, NY) was the difference in Brown's win over Bryant, taking 12-of-27 face-offs from the nation's top face-off man. For the season, Capone has captured 96-of-188 face-off attempts (.510). His 55 ground balls lead the Brown team. Capone captured 12 of his first 16 face-offs against Princeton, and 13-of-20 face-offs vs. Penn. He picked up a career high nine ground balls against Bucknell and had seven ground balls vs. Princeton.
Tills Scores Against Bucknell: Sophomore attackman Bailey Tills (Denver, CO) scored a career high four goals against Bucknell. Tills has scored 11 goals and handed out nine assists on the season for 20 points, sixth best on the Brown team.
Bellistri Ranks Third In Scoring: Bears' sophomore attackman Kylor Bellistri (Potomac, MD) ranks third on the Brown team with 28 points, scoring 18 goals and handing out 10 assists. He has come on strong in the second half of the season and registered back-to-back three goal games against Princeton and Penn.
Landis Gets an Assist: Junior middy Tyler Landis (Coppell, TX) is Brown's team leader with 15 assists, 10th best in the Ivy League. He has also scored nine goals for the Bears for 24 points, fifth best on the Brown team.
Caputo and Jacob Lead Midfield: Sophomore Brendan Caputo (Westbury, NY) and junior Tim Jacob (Palo Alto, CA) have been carrying the scoring load from the midfield. Caputo, who had two goals and two assists vs. Princeton, is Brown's fourth top scorer with 27 points (15 goals, 12 assists). He netted two goals against Yale. Jacob scored three goals in Brown's win over Marist and scored twice vs. Bryant, and has registered 12 points (10 goals, 2 assists).
Defensive Unit: Senior captain Phil Pierce (Greenwich, CT), a two-year starter at close defense, anchors a young defensive unit that features junior Will Swindell (Greenwich, CT), an outstanding man down defender, freshman long stick middy Larken Kemp (Greenwich, CT) and freshman close defenseman Alec Tulett (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). A two-year starter, Pierce ranked 11th in the nation in caused turnovers as a sophomore and picked up 25 ground balls a year ago. Kemp, who netted his third goal of the season vs. Bryant, ranks second on the Brown team with 45 ground balls and ranks second in the Ivy League with 23 caused turnovers, 21st best in the nation.
Bear Facts: Senior goalie Will Round (Mt. Lebanon, PA), a second team All-Ivy selection in 2011, earned the start in goal vs. Bryant and made 10 saves in 54 minutes of play…Junior Jordan Schochet (Plano, TX) stepped up in a big way against Hobart by capturing 19-of-23 face-offs to give the Bears a 20-27 overall advantage in the face-off x. He also scored his first career goal against the Statesmen. Schochet came off the bench to win 3-of-5 face-offs against Hartford… Junior Tyler Landis (Coppell, TX), sophomore Will Gural (Haverford, PA), freshman Larken Kemp (Greenwich, CT), and freshman JJ Ntshaykolo (San Francisco, CA) each scored their first career goals in Brown's win over Hobart.
Did you Know?: Brown is competing in its 64th season of intercollegiate lacrosse…Brown's February 22nd game vs. Quinnipiac was the second earliest start date ever for Brown lacrosse. The Bears opened the 2009 season at Lehigh on February 21st.
Head Coach Lars Tiffany: Lars Tiffany '90, a two-time Brown lacrosse captain, returned to his alma mater as head men's lacrosse coach in the summer of 2006, and has returned the program to national prominence with Ivy League titles in 2008 and 2010, and an NCAA Championship berth in 2009. Tiffany was named the New England Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2009 while leading his team to the number one ranking in New England each year. Tiffany occupies the Rothman Head Coaching Chair for Men's Lacrosse, an endowed position.
Watch Live: Video of all home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on BrownBears.TV as part of the Ivy League Digital Network. Fans can subscribe and view games by purchasing yearly, monthly, weekly or daily packages.
2014 Brown Lacrosse Schedule
2/22 Sat. at Quinnipiac 13-6, W
3/1 Sat. UMASS 2-15, L
3/5 Tue. HARTFORD 12-7, W
3/8 Sat. vs Hobart @ Hofstra 13-10, W
3/15 Sat. at Harvard 10-16, L
3/19 Wed. at Bucknell 8-13, L
3/22 Sat. PROVIDENCE 12-11, W 2ot
3/25 Tue. at Marist 13-11, W
3/29 Sat. PRINCETON 11-10, W
4/5 Sat. at Penn 8-10, L
4/11 Fri. YALE 6-7, L ot
4/19 Sat. at Cornell 9-14, L
4/22 Tue. BRYANT 13-11, W
4/26 Sat. DARTMOUTH 2 pm