Men's Laxers Beat Yale, 9-8

April 3, 2002

New Haven, CT - The 20th ranked Brown men's lacrosse team opened its Ivy League season with a 9-8 victory over Yale, holding off a late Eli rally, in the Ivy matchup played in a driving rain storm in New Haven. The Bears are now 3-4 overall and 1-0 in the Ivy League.

Brown's lead was as big as 9-4 with 7:28 remaining in the fourth quarter before Yale reeled off four straight goals to pull within one with 1:07 left. Brown won the ensuing faceoff and did not lose possession until 28 seconds remained with the ball deep in the Yale end. Brown freshman Ryan Culligan picked-off a Yale pass at midfield with 22 seconds remaining, clinching the victory for the Bears. Brown led 6-4 at half, And Thompson scored the only goal of the third quarter. The Bears scored first two of the fourth to build a five goal lead on goals by senior Mike Albarelli and senior Jimmy Mormile.

Junior Jon Thompson led the Brown scoring with three goals and two assists, while Mormile added two goals for the Bears.Sophomore goalie Mike Levin was brilliant in goal, making 14 saves.

The Bears will return to action on Saturday, April 6th against unbeaten Georgetown in Washington, DC.

NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse

April 3, 2002 New Haven, CT (Johnson Field)

Home Team: Yale Bulldogs Visiting Team: Brown Bears

SCORE BY QTR 1 2 3 4 F Brown 4 2 1 2 9 Yale 2 2 0 4 8

SHOTS 1 2 3 4 T Brown 6 3 5 5 19 Yale 4 9 6 11 30

GOALIES Name (Tm, Min., GA) Svs 1 2 3 4 T Mike Levin (B, 60:00, 8) 1 3 5 5 14 Eric Wenzel (Y, 60:00, 9) 1 1 1 2 5

ATTENDANCE:

NEW RECORDS Overall Ivy League Brown 3-4 1-0 Yale 4-2 2-2

GOAL SCORING RECAP Qtr Tm By Assists Time 1 B Jimmy Mormile -- 13:13 1 B Michael Hughes Chas Gessner 9:57 1 Y Mike Scaglione -- 9:14 1 B Ryan Culligan Jon Thompson 7:23 1 Y Ryan Floyd Marko Lujic 4:58 1 B Jonathon Thompson -- 3:04 2 Y Mike Scaglione (emg) -- 14:23 2 Y Edward Britt -- 13:05 2 B Jonathon Thompson -- 8:39 2 B Mike Albarelli (emg)Richard Tuohey 6:35 3 B Jonathon Thompson Chas Gessner 6:28 4 B Mike Albarelli -- 10:43 4 B Jimmy Mormile Thompson 7:28 4 Y Edward Britt Patrick Moylan 6:37 4 Y Marko Lujic Ryan Floyd 5:11 4 Y Edward Britt -- 3:43 4 Y Scott Kenworthy (emg) -- 1:07

SCORING SUMMARY GOALS B: Jimmy Mormile 2, Michael Hughes 1, Ryan Culligan 1, Jonathan Thompson 3, Mike Albarelli 2 Y: Mike Scaglione 2, Ryan Floyd 1, Edward Britt 3, Marko Lujic 1, Scott Kenworthy 1

ASSISTS B: Chas Gessner 2, Jonathan Thompson 2, Richard Tuohey 1 Y: Marko Lujic 1, Patrick Moylan 1, Ryan Floyd 1

PENALTIES B: 4 for 3:30 Y: 2 for 1:00

EXTRA MAN B: 1-2 Y: 2-4

GROUND BALLS B: 34 Y: 26

FACEOFFS B: 7/20 Y: 13/20

CLEARS B: 25/29 Y: 17/24