#14 Brown Laxers Hold Off Lehigh, 13-12

Feb. 21, 2009

Final Stats

Bethlehem, PA - The 14th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team built a 12-6 fourth quarter lead and then had to hold off a pesky Lehigh team to earn a 13-12 win over the Mountain Hawks Saturday afternoon in the season opening game for the defending Ivy Champion Bears. Sophomore Andrew Feinberg and junior Collins Carey scored three goals and handed out two assists each to lead the Bears.

The Bears seemed to have control of the game early, building a 4-2 lead after one quarter on two goals by Feinberg and one each by senior Nic Bell and junior Thomas Muldoon. Both Muldoon and Bell added second quarter goals to lift the Bears to a 6-4 lead at intermission.

Senior Jack Walsh, Carey and senior Brady Williams scored the first three goals of the third quarter to put the Bears in control, 9-4, but the Mountain Hawks rallied to pull to within 10-6 of the Bears after three quarters.

Carey and Feinberg netted goals for the Bears to open the fourth quarter and give Brown its biggest lead, 12-6 with 13:34 remaining in the game. Lehigh responded with five straight goals over the next eight minutes to cut the Brown lead to 12-11 with 5:44 remaining.

Brown senior Kyle Hollingsworth took the pressure off the Bears with an unassisted goal with 3:26 remaining to stop the Lehigh run and give the Bears a 13-11 advantage. Lehigh added a goal with 20 seconds remaining in the game to account for the final score.

Bears' senior All-American goalie Jordan Burke registered seven saves in goal.

The Bears will be back in action next Saturday, February 28, hosting Hofstra. Game time is 12:30 p.m. at Meister-Kavan Field.

Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
 2009 Lehigh Mountain Hawks Lacrosse
 Brown vs Lehigh (Feb 21, 2009 at Bethlehem, Pa.)

Brown (1-0) vs. Lehigh (0-2) - Date: Feb 21, 2009 Attendance: 444

SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot Brown............... 4 2 4 3 - 13 Lehigh.............. 2 2 2 6 - 12

Brown SCORING: GOALS: Feinberg, Andrew 3; Carey, Collins 3; Muldoon, Thomas 2; Bell, Nic 2; Williams, Brady 1; Hollingsworth, Kyle 1; Walsh, Jack 1. ASSISTS: Carey, Collins 2; Feinberg, Andrew 2; Williams, Brady 2; Hollingsworth, Kyle 1; Walsh, Jack 1.

Lehigh SCORING: GOALS: Lubin, Chris 5; Bienemann, Brian 3; Cornetta, Ricky 2; Lao-Gosney, Cameron 2. ASSISTS: Cornetta, Ricky 2; Bienemann, Brian 1; Dahlem, Max 1; Lao-Gosney, Cameron 1; Lubin, Chris 1.

GOALTENDER SUMMARY Lehigh Minutes GA W/L Saves -------------------------------------------------- 3 Haller, Morgan...... 45:00 10 L 4 6 Murphy, Conor....... 15:00 3 1

Brown Minutes GA W/L Saves -------------------------------------------------- 5 Burke, Jordan....... 59:54 12 W 7

SHOTS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot ------------------------------------- Brown............... 12 5 5 6 - 28 Lehigh.............. 5 10 9 14 - 38

GROUND BALLS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Tot ------------------------------------- Brown............... 9 2 9 6 - 26 Lehigh.............. 4 10 12 12 - 38

FACE-OFFS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Total ---------------------------------------------------- Brown............... 4-7 1-4 4-6 3-10 - 12-27 Lehigh.............. 3-7 3-4 2-6 7-10 - 15-27

CLEARS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Total ---------------------------------------------------- Brown............... 3-3 1-3 1-5 3-4 - 8-15 Lehigh.............. 4-4 2-2 3-6 2-2 - 11-14

EXTRA-MAN OPPS 1 2 3 4 Total ---------------------------------------------------- Brown............... 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-3 - 1-5 Lehigh.............. 0-0 0-3 1-3 2-2 - 3-8

SAVES BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot ------------------------------------- Brown............... 0 3 3 1 - 7 Lehigh.............. 3 1 0 1 - 5

TURNOVERS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Tot ------------------------------------- Brown............... 3 5 8 3 - 19 Lehigh.............. 5 4 5 3 - 17