#20 Bears Falter Against #4 Cornell, 11-6
April 30, 2005
Providence, Rhode Island - Senior Kevin Nee scored four goals and junior Derek Haswell added three goals to lead the 4th-ranked Cornell men's lacrosse team to an 11-6 Ivy League victory over 20th-ranked Brown and a perfect 6-0 Ivy season.
Cornell jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on goals by junior Joe Boulukos and Haswell, but Brown quickly answered to knot the game at 2-2 on goals by senior Britton Derkac(Virginia Beach, VA) and sophomore David Madeira (Norwich, VT).
Senior Sean Greenhalgh put the Big Red up, 3-2, with 2:50 left in the first quarter. Brown senior Chris Mucciolo (Manhasset, NY) scored the last goal of the first quarter and the first goal of the second quarter to lift the Bears to a 4-3 advantage with 10:49 left in quarter two. Nee scored two straight goals in the last three minutes to give Cornell the lead for good, 5-4 at the half.
The Big Red outscored the Bears 3-0 in the third quarter on a goal by Nee and two goals by Haswell., to grab a 8-4 advantage.
Bears' junior Kyle Wailes (Toronto, Canada) cut the Cornell advantage to three goals at 14:10 of the fourth quarter, but Justin Redd scored an unassisted goal for Cornell at 13:38 to put the Big Red up by four goals, 9-5.
Sophomore Will Davis (Falls Church, VA) netted an extra man goal for the Bears with 12:01 remaining, but that was as close as Brown would get to the Big Red, with John Glynn and Nee adding insurance goals for the final margin.
Brown junior goalie Nick Gentilesco (Setauket, NY) made 4 saves, while facing 28 shots. Sophomore Matt McMonagle made 10 saves in goal for the Big Red.
The Bears will wrap-up their 2005 season next Saturday on the road against the Princeton Tigers.