Bears Fall To Princeton In Regular Season Final, 9-6
May 8, 2004
Providence, RI - The Brown men's lacrosse team completed its 2004 regular season with a 9-6 loss to Princeton before a crowd of 2,701 at Stevenson Field. The loss drops the Bears to 9-5 overall, 2-4 in the Ivy League, while Princeton (9-3, 5-1) earned a share of the Ivy League title for the 10th straight season.
With the score tied 2-2 after one quarter, Princeton freshman Peter Trombino scored his second of four goals with 12:25 left in the second quarter to give Princeton the lead for good, 3-2. Freshman Jason Doneger scored with 7:15 left in the half to give the Tigers a 4-2 margin. Brown junior Britton Derkac drew the Bears to within one goal at the half, scoring on a pass from sophomore Kyle Wailes, to trail, 4-3, at intermission
The Tigers took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Bears by a 3-0 margin on two goals by Doneger and one by Trombino, to take 7-3 lead.
Brown junior Chazz Woodson scored his 32nd goal of the season to bring the Bears to within three goals of the Tigers, 7-4, but that was as close as Brown would get as the teams exchanged goals the rest of the way.
The Bears were led by Derkac, who scored a career high three goals. Woodson, junior Chris Mucciolo and senior Richard Tuohey scored one goal each for Brown. Senior goalie Mike Levin, who single-handedly kept the Bears in the game in the first half with six saves, many from point blank range, finished the game with eight saves.
In addition to Trombino's four goals and Doneger's three tallies, Drew Casino and Jim O'Brien scored goals for the Tigers. Dave Law made 6 saves in net for Princeton.