March 20, 2004
Boston, Mass. - Senior Charles Towers scored a career high five goals to lead the Brown men's lacrosse team to a 10-5 over 16th-ranked UMass in a game played on the Harvard campus. The win lifts Brown to a 4-0 overall record, its best start since 1992, while the Minutemen fell to 2-4 overall.
Brown, playing its fourth straight game away from home, got off to a slow start, falling behind the Minutemen by a 2-0 margin with 4:32 left in the first quarter. The Bears broke the game open in a span of about 20 minutes, scoring the game's next six goals.
After freshman David Madeira scored late in the first quarter, Towers tied the game, 2-2, with a man up goal at 9:54 of the second quarter. Towers gave Brown the lead for good, 3-2, scoring at the 7:26 mark. The Bears received goals from freshman Alex Buckley, sophomore Kyle Wailes and junior Chaz Woodson to grab a 6-2 lead with 4:10 left in the third quarter.
The Minutemen got back into the game with three straight goals, including two goals by Ryan Connolly and one by Matt Tundo, to pull to within one goal of the Bears, 6-5, with 1:27 remaining in quarter three. But Towers answered the call once again for Brown, scoring with 46 seconds left in the third quarter to change the momentum and give Brown a 7-5 advantage.
Junior Chris Mucciolo scored his only goal in the fourth quarter and Towers added two more another to complete the scoring for Brown.
Senior All-American Mike Levin was solid in goal for the Bears, making five saves. UMass goalie Bill Schell registered 10 saves in net for the Minutemen.
The Bears will be back in action at home next Saturday, March 27, against Loyola. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson Field.
Score By Quarters UMass 2 0 3 0 5 BROWN 1 3 3 3 10
UMass Goals: Ryan Connolly 2, Sean Morris 1, kevin Glenz 1, Matt Tundo 1 UMass Assists: Ryan Connolly 1, Chris Doyle 1, Brett Garber 1
Brown Goals: Charles Towers 5, Kyle Wailes 1, Chris Mucciolo 1, Chazz Woodson 1, David Madeira 1, Alex Buckley 1 Brown Assists: Kyle Wailes 3, David Madeira 1, Chris Mucciolo 1, Charles Towers 1, Chazz Woodson 1.
Goalie Saves: Brown - Mike Levin 5; UMass - Bill Schell 10 Shots: Brown 30, UMass 26
Ground Balls: Brown 19, UMass 21
Extra Man: Brown 2-6, UMass, 2-7
Face-offs Won: Brown 11, UMass 7
Clears: Brown 13/17; UMass 11/17