Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short As Bears Fall To #7 Penn, 9-8

April 15, 2006

Box Score

Philadelphia, PA - Brown's fourth quarter rally fell short as the Bears dropped a 9-8 decision to seventh-ranked Penn Saturday afternoon at Franklin Field. The Bears are now 2-8 overall and 0-3 in Ivy play, while the Quakers extended their record to 9-2 overall, 4-2 in the Ivy League.

The two teams exchanged goals in the first quarter with senior Will McGettigan scoring two goals for the Bears and James Reirdon and Drew Collier scoring for the Quakers.

The Bears outscored the Quakers by a 4-2 margin to grab a 6-4 lead at the half. Sophomore Jeff Hall, junior David Madeira, junior Pat Ryan and junior Tyler Gaffney scored goals for the Bears.

The Quakers scored the only five goals of the third quarter to grab a 9-6 lead and seemingly take control of the game. But the Bears came back with two goals in the fourth quarter on scores by Alex Buckley with 7:07 remaining, and Madeira with 6:16 left to play, to pull to within one goal of the Quakers, 9-8. Brown's comeback effort fell short as the Bears missed on a pair of last-minute chances.

Senior goalie Nick Gentilesco (Setauket, NY) was solid in goal for the Bears, making 11 saves, while facing 41 shots. Penn goalie Greg Klossner registered five saves for the Quakers, while facing 28 shots.

The Bears return home next Saturday to face Dartmouth. Game time is 1:00 pm at Stevenson Field.

Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
Brown vs #7 Penn
(04/15/06 at Philadelphia, Pa.)

Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 Tot Brown (2-8, 0-3) 2 4 0 2 - 8 Penn (9-2, 4-2) 2 2 5 0 - 9

Brown SCORING: GOALS: McGettigan, Will 2; Madeira, David 2; Buckley, Alex 1; Gaffney, Tyler 1; Ryan, Pat 1; Hall, Jeff 1. ASSISTS: Madeira, David 1; McGettigan, Will 1; Wailes, Kyle 1.

Penn SCORING: GOALS: Riordan, James 3; Cornbrooks, David 2; Andrzejewski, D.J. 1; Dixson, Luke 1; Lian, J.J. 1; Collins, Drew 1. ASSISTS: Andrzejewski, D.J. 3; Andrzejewski, C 2; Eberstein, Alan 1; Riordan, James 1; Rogers, Patrick 1.

GOALTENDER SUMMARY Minutes GA Saves 42 Klossner, Greg (Penn) 60:00 8 5 2 Gentilesco, Nick (Brown) 60:00 9 11

SHOTS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot ------------------------------------- Brown............... 5 8 5 10 - 28 Penn................ 11 11 13 6 - 41

GROUND BALLS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Tot ------------------------------------- Brown............... 2 3 2 3 - 10 Penn................ 5 5 7 3 - 20

FACE-OFFS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Total ---------------------------------------------------- Brown............... 1-5 1-7 2-6 3-3 - 7-21 Penn................ 4-5 6-7 4-6 0-3 - 14-21

CLEARS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Total ---------------------------------------------------- Brown............... 3-3 6-7 5-5 3-3 - 17-18 Penn................ 2-2 2-2 5-5 3-5 - 12-14

EXTRA-MAN OPPS 1 2 3 4 Total ---------------------------------------------------- Brown............... 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 - 1-2 Penn................ 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-2 - 0-3

SAVES BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot ------------------------------------- Brown............... 2 4 4 1 - 11 Penn................ 0 1 1 3 - 5