#17 Men's Laxers Fall Behind Early, Lose To #9 UMass, 12-5

March 19, 2005

Box Score

Amherst, Mass. - The 17th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team dropped its first game of the season, falling to the UMass Minutemen, 12-5, at Garber Field. The Bears are now 2-1 overall, while UMass extended its record to 4-1.

UMass scored the game's first two goals before Brown got on the scoreboard. Sophomore David Madeira notched his fifth goal of the season from senior Britton Derkac with 2:22 left in the first quarter to draw the Bears to within one goal, 2-1.

The Minutemen broke the game open with nine straight goals, outscoring the Bears 3-0 in the second quarter to grab a 5-1 lead at the half, and 6-0 in the third quarter to lead by an 11-1 margin after three quarters. Derkac scored for the Bears to make it 11-2 with 14:28 remaining on a pass from junior Kyle Wailes.

Madeira led the Bears with three goals on the day, while Derkac added two goals.

The Minutemen were led by Jeff Zywicki, who netted three goals, and Jamie Yamam and Brett Garber with two goals each.

The Bears will be back in action at home next Saturday, March 26, against Ohio State. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson Field.

Score By Quarters:		1st	2nd	3rd	4th	Total
#17 Brown	(2-1)		    1	  0	  0	  4	   5
#9 UMass (4-1)	     	2	  3	  6	  1	  12
Scoring:

Brown Goals: David Madeira 3, Britton Derkac 2

Brown Assists: Kyle Wailes 2, Britton Derkac, Chris Mucciolo, Will Davis

UMass Goals: Jeff Zywicki 3, Jamie Yaman 2, Brett Garber 2, Sean Morris, Gene Tundo, Chris Doyle, Andrew Recchione, Brian Jacovina

UMass Assists: Brett Garber, Bret Caretsky, Brian Jacovina, Andrew Recchione, Sean Morris, Jack Reid, Jeff Zywicki

Goalie Saves:

Brown - Nick Gentilesco, 60:00, 12 GA, 6 saves

UMass - Bill Schell, 59:23, 4 GA, 7 saves; Efosa Guobodia, 0:37, 1 GA, 1 save

Shots: Brown 27, UMass 33

Clears: Brown 14-18, UMass 22-22

Face-Offs: Brown 11-20, UMass 9-20

Extra-Man: Brown 3-6, UMass 3-3

Ground Balls: Brown 23, UMass 29