April 25, 2008

#15 Bears Travel To Ithaca For Ivy League Showdown With #8 Cornell

April 25, 2008

Providence, RI - The fifteenth-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team will look to remaining undefeated in the Ivy League standings with a key match-up against eighth-ranked Cornell on Saturday, April 26, in Ithaca, New York, starting at 1:00 p.m. The Bears are currently tied with Princeton for first place in the Ivy League standings with a 4-0 mark, while Cornell, who lost to the Tigers last week, is 4-1 in the Ivy League.

A Brown win over the Big Red, coupled with a Princeton loss to Dartmouth on Saturday, would assure the Bears of a share of the Ivy League title. Brown hosts Princeton on Saturday, May 3rd at Stevenson Field.

Coach Lars Tiffany's team is riding a nine-game winning streak after victories over Harvard (8-7) and cross-town rival Providence College (11-9) last week. The Bears are now 10-2 for the season, winning 10 games for the first time since 1995 and the fifteenth time in Brown lacrosse history.

Brown's defense ranks third in the nation, allowing just 6.58 goals per game. Junior goalie Jordan Burke is the backbone of the Bears' defense with a nation's leading .690 save percentage, and a goals against average of 6.17 goals allowed per game, third best in the nation.

Leading the Bears offense is sophomore attackman Thomas Muldoon, whose 26 goals ranks second in the Ivy League. His 11 man-up goals leads the league. Freshman Andrew Feinberg scored four goals in Brown's win over Providence Saturday night and his 18 goals ranks second on the Brown team.

Tiffany has done an outstanding job of getting the Bears back in the national spotlight with the Bears ranked 15th in the latest Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll, slipping from 14th place a week ago. Tiffany's career record stands at 35-22 in his fourth year as a head coach, and he's posted a 17-9 record in his second year at Brown.