March 2, 2002
Providence, RI - The Brown men's lacrosse team scored seven unanswered goals in the third quarter to rally from a 3-2 halftime deficit to defeat Sacred Heart, 14-5, in its 2002 season opener. The Bears are now 1-0 overall, while Sacred Heart falls to 1-1.
Junior Jon Thompson (Freeport, ME) scored two of his game high three goals in the 7-0 third-quarter run, while sophomore Brian Miller (Monkton, MD) added 2 goals in the spurt. Thompson's first goal of the game tied the score 3-3 at the 3:53 mark of the third quarter, and freshman Ryan Culligan's (Cortlandt Manor, NY) first career goal gave Brown the lead for good, 4-3 just 48 seconds later. Senior Mike Albarelli (Setauket, NY) scored with four seconds left in the quarter to give Brown a 9-3 lead.
Junior All-American Chas Gessner (Hyattsville, MD), senior Matt Kelley (Haverford, PA) and Culligan each scored two goals for the Bears. Junior Michael Hughes (Rockville Centre, NY) scored a goal and handed out two assists. Brown senior Jimmy Mormile (Oceanside, NY) returned to action after missing all of last season due to injury and scored a goal and an assist.
Sophomore goalie Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY) was spectacular in goal for the Bears, making 17 saves.
Five different Pioneers' players scored goals, Stephen Grabow, Ben Giamichael, Ryan Petit, Jorge Bravo and Mike Robel.
NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S LACROSSE Brown vs. Sacred Heart Saturday, March 2, 2002 Stevenson Field, Providence, Rhode Island
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 TOTAL SACRED HEART (1-1 ) 0 3 0 2 5 BROWN (1-0 ) 1 1 7 5 14
SACRED HEART SCORING Goals: Stephen Grabow, Ben Giamichael, Ryan Petit, Jorge Bravo, Mike Robel Assists: TJ Hutmacher 2
BROWN SCORING Goals: Jon Thompson 3, Chas Gessner 2, Matt Kelley 2, Brian Miller 2, Ryan Culligan 2, Jim Mormile, Michael Hughes, Mike Albarelli
Assists: Michael Hughes 2, Rich Tuohey 2, Chas Gessner, Jim Mormile, Ryan Culligan, Chazz Woodson, Britton Derkac
Goalie Saves: Sacred Heart: Bryan Campo - 5 saves, 45:00 Scott Urbineti - 3 saves, 15:00
Brown: Mike Levin - 17 saves, 60:00
Shots: Brown 43 , Sacred Heart 29 Ground Balls: Brown 64, Sacred Heart 20 Clears/Fails: Brown 14/10, Sacred Heart 10/5 Penalties/Minutes: Brown 6/4:30, Sacred Heart 5/5:00 Extra Man Goals/Att.: Brown 3/5 , Sacred Heart 0/6 Faceoffs: Brown 10/22, Sacred Heart 12/22
NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S LACROSSE - BROWN VS. SACRED HEART Saturday, March 2, 2002, Stevenson Field
First Quarter Brown Gessner-unassisted 12:32 1-0
Second Quarter Sacred Heart Grabow-unassisted 3:58 1-1 Brown Kelley from Mormile 6:17 2-1 Sacred Heart Giamichael from Hutmacher 6:39 2-2 Sacred Heart Petit-unassisted 14:04 2-3
Third Quarter Brown Thompson from Woodson 3:53 3-3 Brown Culligan from Tuohey 4:41 4-3 Brown Thompson from Derkac 5:06 5-3 Brown Miller from Hughes 6:45 6-3 Brown Miller from Hughes 12:28 7-3 Brown Mormile from Culligan 13:17 8-3 Brown Albarelli from Tuohey 14:56 9-3
Fourth Quarter Sacred Heart Robel from Hutmacher 0:56 9-4 Brown Gessner-unassisted 6:39 10-4 Brown Hughes-unassisted 7:08 11-4 Brown Thompson from Miller 9:37 12-4 Sacred Heart Bravo-unassisted 10:40 12-5 Brown Kelley-unassisted 12:18 13-5 Brown Culligan from Tuohey 14:47 14-5
FINAL SCORE: Brown 14, Sacred Heart 5