#1 Syracuse Laxers Rally For 14-13 Overtime Win Over Brown
March 30, 2002
Providence, RI - Junior attackman Michael Springer scored an unassisted goal with 1:19 remaining in the first overtime period to rally number one ranked Syracuse to a 14-13 win over Brown at Stevenson Field. The win lifts Syracuse to 7-1 overall, while Brown falls to 2-4 overall, losing its four games by a total of five goals.
Brown junior All-American Chas Gessner (Hyattsville, MD) scored his third goal of the game with 5:46 remaining to tie the score, 12-12. Senior attackman Mike Albarelli (Chester, NJ) gave Brown a 13-12 lead with 4:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, scoring on a pass from freshman Ryan Culligan (Cortlandt Manor, NY). The Orangemen drew even when sophomore Sean Lindsay scored on a pass from senior Brian Solliday with just 36 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, sending the game into overtime.
Both teams had a chance for victory in overtime. Syracuse's Spencer Wright had two shots at Brown sophomore goalie Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY), while Brown's Gessner was stopped at point blank range by the Orangemen's goalie Jay Pfeifer.
The game was played at a frenetic pace with neither team leading by more than two goals at any time. The game was tied eight different times, and there were four lead changes.
Brown took a 7-6 lead at halftime when Gessner scored with 58 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Bears a 7-6 lead at intermission. The Bears opened their biggest lead of the game, 8-6, when senior Jimmy Mormile (Oceanside, NY) scored on a pass from Culligan, early in the third quarter.
Syracuse answered with three unanswered goals by Jarrett Park, Brian Nee and Michael Powell to grab a 9-8 advantage at the 6:01 mark of the third quarter.
Mormile scored his fourth goal of the game to knot the score at 9-9, but Solliday put the Orangemen in the lead again, 10-9. A Brown goal by junior Jon Thompson was answered by Solliday once again to give the Orangemen an 11-10 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
The two teams exchanged goals once again with Brown scoring on a goal by Culligan and Syracuse responding with a goal by Powell to take a 12-11 lead.
Overall, the Bears were led by Mormile, who scored four goals and added two assists. Gessner finished the day with three goals, while Culligan, Jon Thompson (Freeport, ME) and Albarelli scored two goals each.
Powell led the Orangemen with three goals and one assist, while Springer, Park, and Solliday added two goals apiece.
Brown goalie Mike Levin was spectacular, making 18 saves as the Orangemen fired 57 shots at the Brown goal. Jay Pfeifer registered six saves for the Orangemen.
The Bears will open their Ivy League season on Wednesday, traveling to New Haven to battle Yale in a 7:00 p.m. game.
NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S LACROSSE Brown vs. Syracuse Saturday, March 30, 2002 Stevenson Field, Providence, Rhode Island
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 OT TOTAL #1 SYRACUSE (7-1) 3 3 5 2 1 14 BROWN (2-4) 3 4 3 3 0 13
SYRACUSE SCORING Goals: Michael Powell 3, Michael Springer 2, Jarett Park 2, Brian Solliday 2, Josh Coffman, Spencer Wright, Brian Nee, Sean Lindsay. Assists: Josh Coffman 2, Michael Springer, Jarett Park, Michael Powell, Brian Solliday.
BROWN SCORING Goals: Jimmy Mormile 4, Chas Gessner 3, Ryan Culligan 2, Jonathan Thompson 2, Mike Albarelli 2. Assists: Ryan Culligan 2, Jimmy Mormile 2, Jonathan Thompson 2, Matt Kelley, Brian Miller, Thomas Lipinski, Chas Gessner.
Goalie Saves: Syracuse:Jay Pfeifer - 6 saves, 60:00
Brown: Mike Levin - 18 saves, 60:00
Shots: Syracuse 57, Brown 28 Ground Balls: Syracuse 59, Brown 53 Clears/Fails: Syracuse 14/4, Brown 21/7 Penalties/Minutes: Syracuse 4/3:00 , Brown 5/5:00 Extra Man Goals/Att.: Syracuse 3/7 , Brown 2/3 Faceoffs: Syracuse 22, Brown 9
First Quarter Syracuse Coffman-unassisted 1:21 0-1 Syracuse Springer-unassisted 2:07 0-2 Brown Gessner, assisted by Thompson 5:13 1-2 Syracuse Springer-unassisted 8:59 1-3 Brown Albarelli, assisted by Lipinski 10:54 2-3 Brown Thompson, assisted by Kelley 12:36 3-3
Second Quarter Syracuse Park-unassisted 0:29 3-4 Brown Culligan, assisted by Mormile 1:54 4-4 Syracuse Powell, assisted by Springer 3:32 4-5 Brown Mormile-unassisted 5:40 5-5 Syracuse Wright-unassisted 7:54 5-6 Brown Mormile-unassisted 10:16 6-6 Brown Gessner, assisted by Miller 14:02 7-6
Third Quarter Brown Mormile, assisted by Culligan 2:03 8-6 Syracuse Park-unassisted 3:23 8-7 Syracuse Nee, assisted by Coffman (extra man) 5:51 8-8 Syracuse Powell, assisted by Park 6:01 8-9 Brown Mormile-unassisted 9:29 9-9 Syracuse Solliday-unassisted 10:14 9-10 Brown Thompson, assisted by Gessner 12:28 10-10 Syracuse Solliday, assisted by Powell (extra man)14:32 10-11
Fourth Quarter Brown Culligan, assisted by Thompson 1:36 11-11 Syracuse Powell, assisted by Coffman (extra man) 3:09 11-12 Brown Gessner, assisted by Mormile (extra man)9:14 12-12 Brown Albarelli, assisted by Culligan 10:36 13-12 Syracuse Lindsay, assisted by Solliday 14:24 13-13
Overtime Syracuse Springer-unassisted 2:41 13-14
FINAL SCORE: Syracuse 14, Brown 13