Third-Ranked Syracuse Sends Tenth-Ranked Bears To First Loss, 13-6
April 3, 2004
Providence, RI - Sophomore Brian Crockett equaled his career high with six goals to lead third-ranked Syracuse to a 13-6 victory over 10th-ranked Brown, handing the Bears their first loss of the season. The win lifts Syracuse to 6-1 overall, while Brown drops to 6-1 for the season.
It looked like Brown would run away with the game in the early going. The Bears built a 4-1 lead in the first eight minutes on two goals by junior Chazz Woodson and two by junior Chris Mucciolo, his second with 7:01 left in the first quarter.
The Orangemen responded with six unanswered goals and 13 of the next 13 goals. Senior Michael Powell tied the game for the Orangemen, 4-4, with 12:41 left in the second quarter, and senior Sean Lindsay scored with 57 seconds later to give Syracuse the lead for good, 5-4. Senior Kevin Dougherty gave the Orangemen their biggest lead of the first half, 7-4, with 5:34 left to play.
The Bears pulled to within two goals at the half, 7-5, when Mucciolo scored his third goal of the game with 25 seconds remaining.
Syracuse went on to score six straight goals over the next 22 minutes with freshman Steven Brooks giving the Orangemen their biggest lead, 13-5, with 7:31 left in the game. Brown sophomore Rory Hyland scored with 3:52 remaining to play to complete the scoring.
Brown senior goalie Mike Levin was spectacular in goal, making 17 saves, including 11 in the first half, many from point blank range. He faced 49 Syracuse shots.
Syracuse junior goalie Jay Pfeifer was also equal to the task, making nine saves while allowing five goals. Powell and Lindsey finished with two goals each for the Orangemen.
Brown will be back in action next Saturday, April 10th, against Yale in New Haven, as the Bears open their Ivy League season.