April 19, 2008
PROVIDENCE, RI - Trailing, 6-5, heading into the final quarter, and then 7-5 with 13:39 remaining, the 14th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team used a 5-0 run over the next 4:47 to break open the game and post an 11-9 victory over cross-town rival Providence College before 1,813 at Stevenson Field. The victory, Brown's ninth straight, lifts the Bears record to 10-2, while PC falls to 5-7.
After Mark Dillon scored a man-up goal just 1:21 into the fourth quarter to put Providence up, 7-5, freshman Andrew Feinberg (Owings Mills, MD), who led all Brown scorers with four goals, scored back-to-back goals 2:21 apart to knot the score at 7-7 with 8:42 remaining.
Feinberg's goals ignited the Brown offense, as the Bears scored three more times, including two goals by sophomore Zach Caldwell (Yarmouth, ME), in a span of 1:36 to grab a 10-7 lead with 6:16 left to play.
After 3:21 of scoreless action, PC halted Brown's run with their second goal of the quarter and the two teams each added a man-up goal in the last minute of play for the 11-9 final.
The contest started a bit sluggishly, as the Friars held onto a slim, 3-2, lead at the half. Providence scored two goals, sandwiched around Feinberg's first, in the first quarter, including a man-up goal with just 10 seconds left to grab a 2-1 lead after the first quarter.
Neither team would score in the opening 10 minutes of the second quarter, but Bennett Murphy gave Providence a 3-1 lead with 4:37 remaining in the half. Sophomore Thomas Muldoon's (Oakton, VA) first of three goals at 1:01 brought the Bears to within one at halftime.
Muldoon scored his second goal 5:02 into the second half to tie the game at 3-3 and then junior Kyle Hollingsworth (Darien, CT) gave Brown a 4-3 lead 1:46 later, but Colin Tigh scored back-to-back unassisted goals for the Friars to put Providence up, 5-4, with 5:59 remaining in the quarter.
Feinberg answered for Brown 1:06 later, but a PC goal off the face-off seven seconds later regained the lead for the Friars, setting up the Bears' fourth-quarter comeback.
Brown junior goalie Jordan Burke (Potomac, MD) had another outstanding game, making 12 saves for the Bears, including five in the final 15 minutes. Robert Bryan made four saves for Providence.
The Bears will be back in action on Saturday, April 26, when they travel to Ithaca, NY, for a critical Ivy contest at Cornell. Face-off is at 1:00 p.m.