#17 Bears Face #7 Cornell In Ivy League Playoff Semifinals

IVY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

#17 Brown (8-5, 4-2 Ivy) vs. #7 Cornell (9-4, 4-2 Ivy)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Schoellkopf Field; Ithaca, New York

8:00 p.m.

 

Ivy League Champions:  Brown captured its second Ivy League Championship in the last three years following its dramatic 10-9 overtime win over Dartmouth on Saturday.  The Bears finished with a 4-2 league mark and shared the Ivy title with Cornell, Yale and Princeton.

 

Brown's Record: Needing a win to stay in contention for the Ivy League title, Brown (8-5, 4-2 Ivy) took care of business with a 10-9 overtime win over Dartmouth on senior Thomas Muldoon's goal. The Bears have also recorded wins over #8 Cornell (13-10), Providence (14-7), Penn (12-9), Bryant (9-7), Hartford (13-12), #11 Harvard (13-11), and St. Joseph's (18-4), with narrow losses to #13 Hofstra (15-12), #9 UMass (11-10), #7 Duke (11-10), #5 Princeton (9-7) and #9 Yale (14-11).

 

Ivy League Playoffs:  After a wild week that saw four teams tie for the Ivy League Title, the first ever Ivy League Playoffs commence in Ithaca, New York, on Friday, May 7, with Cornell hosting semifinal games.  Yale and Princeton will play in the first game at 5:00 p.m., with the Bears facing Cornell in the second semifinal, starting at 8:00 p.m.  The two winners advance to Sunday's championship game at 12:00 noon, telecast live on ESPNU.

 

Video Streaming:  LiveSportsVideo.com will be streaming the semifinals live on IvyLeagueSports.com and LiveSportsVideo.com for a pay-per-view subscription of $4.95 for a single game or $7.95 for both men's semifinals. Westbrook Shortell will be handling the play-by-play duties.

 

Brown vs. Cornell – The First Meeting 4/24/10: Senior All-American Thomas Muldoon and sophomore Parker Brown scored three goals each to lead Brown to a 13-10 Ivy League win over #8 Cornell, the Bear's second straight win over the Big Red, and first win in Ithaca since 2002.

 

The Series Record: Brown and Cornell have met 49 times, dating back to 1964, with the Big Red holding a 32-17 series advantage over the Bears.  Brown earned an 11-9 win over Cornell last year in Providence, and a 13-10 win earlier this year in Ithaca. Cornell's last win over Brown came in 2008, an 11-7 Big Red win in Ithaca.

 

All-Ivy Bears:  Five members of the Brown lacrosse team were recognized with 2010 All-Ivy honors. Senior Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA) earned first team All-Ivy honors for the third consecutive season, while senior midfielder Reade Seligmann (Essex Falls, NJ) and junior midfielder David Hawley (New Canaan, CT) also earned first team honors.  Junior defenseman Peter Fallon (Baltimore, MD) was chosen second team All-Ivy, while junior goalie Matt Chriss (Lutherville, MD) earned honorable mention All-Ivy honors.

 

Muldoon Named Finalist For Lowe's Senior CLASS Award:  Senior attackman Thomas Muldoon is a finalist for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, an award that goes to a senior with achievements in four areas of excellence: Classroom, Character, Community, and Competition.  Brown fans can vote for Muldoon at the award's official web site, http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/lacrosse_2010/ as well as through text messaging. Fans can text LAX to 74569 to vote for the finalists.

 

High Scoring Bears: Brown leads the Ivy League and ranks 10th nationally in scoring with 11.69 goals per game. The Bears' 18.85 points per game ranks 10th in the nation and leads the Ivies.  16 different Brown players have scored goals this year.

 

Feinberg Top Ivy Scorer:  Junior attackman Andrew Feinberg (Owings Mills, MD), who scored a career high five goals against Providence, leads the Ivy League and ranks 10th nationally in goals with 2.62 per game (33 goals).  He moved into 12th place on Brown's all-time goal scoring list, now with 96 career goals.  His 122 career points (96 goals, 26 assists) ranks 25th in the Brown record book.  He has scored four or more goals four times this season, vs. Hartford, UMass, Harvard and Penn, while scoring three goals against St. Joseph's and Duke.

 

Muldoon Named Ivy league Player of the Week:  Senior All-American attackman Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA) scored three goals, including the game-winning goal in overtime against Dartmouth, to propel Brown into the Ivy League Playoffs and gain a share of the Ivy league championship.   Muldoon, who had three goals and two assists in Brown's first win over Cornell, is Brown's second leading scorer with 37 points (27 goals, 10 assists).  He netted three goals vs. Penn and registered the game-winning goal against Bryant. He also netted the game-tying goal midway through the fourth quarter in Brown's loss to Princeton.  A three –time first team All-Ivy and New England selection, Muldoon moved into ninth place on Brown's all-time scoring list with 153 points (116 goals, 37 assists).  Muldoon scored four goals against Duke and became the 10th player in Brown history to reach the century mark in goals, now with 116 career goals, seventh in the Brown record book.

 

Thomas Muldoon's Career Statistics

Season                        Goals                   Assists                  Points

2007                23                        9                        32

2008                30                        7                        37

2009                36                        11                        47

2010                27                        10                        37

Career                        116                        37                        153

 

 

Brown's Top Career Scorers

            Player                                           Goals            Asst.            Points

1.            Darren Lowe (1992)             111            205            316

2.            David Evans (1996)             145            87            232

3.            Tom Gagnon (1986)             109            99            208

4.            Andy Towers (1993)             150            53            203

5.            Oliver Marti (1993)             144            27            171

6.            Rick Handelman (1980)   59            109            168

7.            Tom Draper (1964)             123            39            162

8.            John Keogh (1986)               83            75            158

9.            Thomas Muldoon (2010) 116            37            153

10.            Jamie Munro (1989)               88            64            152

11.            Bernie Buonanno (1989)   83            66            149

12.            Mick Matthews (1985)   66            80            146

13.            Bob Anthony (1970)               48            97            145

14.            Stephen Russo (1973)               57            86            143

15.            John Meister (1979)               67            71            138

16.            Bob Scalise (1971)             121            16            137

17.       Jon Thompson (2003)               97            43            137

18.            Angelo Lobosco (1981) 100            35            135

19.            Brian McNally (1996)               80            52            132

20.       Jay McMahon (1991)               92            37            129

21.            Rick Buck (1970)               41            86            127

22.            Neil Munro (1992)               74            24            126

23.            Rich Tuohy (1990)             101            24            125

24.       Bill Carr (1966)               56            67            123

25.            Andrew Feinberg (2011)   96            26            122                                   

 

 

Seligmann Gets An Assist:  Senior midfielder Reade Seligmann (Essex Falls, NJ), a first team All-Ivy selection, ranks fourth in the Ivy League with 1.46 assists per game, and is Brown's team leader with 19 assists for the season.  He handed out four assists in Brown's win over Penn, and netted a season high three goals, with four assists, against Hofstra.  Seligmann is Brown's third leading scorer with 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists).

 

Fallon Named Ivy Player of the Week:  Junior All-American defenseman Peter Fallon (Baltimore, MD), a second team All-Ivy selection in 2010, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week after helping to shut down the Ivy League's top goal scorer from Cornell in Brown's 13-10 win over the Big Red. Fallon shares the Brown team lead with 36 ground balls.  He scored his second career goal against Bryant, while picking up a game high five ground balls.

 

Chriss Among Top Ivy Goalies: Junior goalie Matt Chriss (Lutherville, MD), an honorable mention All-Ivy selection in 2010, ranked third in the Ivy League with 10.30 saves per game, posted a 10.18 goals against average, and a save percentage of .513.  He registered a season high 15 saves vs. #7 Duke, and 14 saves in Brown's win over Bryant.  He also turned aside 13 shots in games against Hofstra and #8 Cornell, while playing 738 of a possible 748 minutes in goal for the Bears.

 

What Can Brown Do For You?: Sophomore attackman Parker Brown (San Francisco, CA) has scored a career high three goals against Cornell and Yale this season.  Parker had two goals vs. Penn, is Brown's fourth-leading scorer with 30 points (19 goals, 11 assists).

 

Bear Facts: Senior Charlie Kenney (Jamaica Plain, MA) and junior Seth Ratner (Dallas, TX) split the Brown face-off duties.  Kenny captured 5 of 6 face-offs against Bryant and 3 of 4 face-offs vs. Cornell.  Ratner won 12 of 23 face-offs vs. Cornell… Bears' freshman defenseman Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC) leads the Bears with 36 ground balls.  He has seven assists for the Bears, including one against Cornell.

 

Hat-Trick For Hawley: First team All-Ivy middy David Hawley (New Canaan, CT), a transfer from Williams, has proven to be a vital offensive force for the Bears, scoring 25 goals, third best on the Brown team.  He scored three goals against Hofstra, Providence and Bryant, and netted two goals in seven different games.  His 29 points (25 goals, 4 assists) are fifth on the Brown team this season.

 

Brown Head Coach Lars Tiffany:  Fourth-year head coach Lars Tiffany is a 1990 Brown graduate and a two-year Brown lacrosse captain under then-Brown coach Dom Starsia.  He played on two Brown teams that earned NCAA Tournament berths, and played in the North-South Senior All-Star Game.  Tiffany, who has posted a 33-19 record at Brown, was named the 2008 and 2009 New England Coach of the Year after guiding the Brown men's lacrosse team to the Ivy League Championship in 2008, and returning the Bears to the NCAA Tournament in 2009.

 

Brown's Probable Starters:

A            Thomas Muldoon            Sr.

A            Parker Brown                        So.

A            Andrew Feinberg            Jr.

M            Alex Jones                        Fr.

M            David Hawley                        Jr.

M            Reade Seligmann            Sr.

D            Brennan Bailey  So.

D            Jake Westermann          Sr.

D            Peter Fallon                        Jr.

G            Matt Chriss                        Jr.

F/O            Charlie Kenney            Sr.

 

 

2010 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule

3/6       Sat.            at Hofstra                                                L, 12-15

3/10            Wed.            HARTFORD                                                W, 13-12

3/13     Sat.            at St. Joseph's (PA)                            W, 18-5

3/20     Sat.            at Harvard                                                W, 13-11

3/23            Tue.            MASSACHUSETTS                                    L, 10-11

3/30            Tue.           at Duke                                       L, 10-11

4/3       Sat.            PRINCETON (at Gillette Stadium)            L, 7-9

4/6            Tue.            BRYANT                                                W, 9-7

4/10     Sat.            at Penn                                                    W, 12-9

4/17     Sat.            YALE                                                       L, 11-14

4/20    Tue.            PROVIDENCE                              W, 14-7

4/24     Sat.            at Cornell                                                W, 13-10

5/1       Sat.            DARTMOUTH                                 W, 10-9 ot

5/7       Fri.            Ivy League Tournament Semifinals (Ithaca, NY)

                             vs. Cornell                                                8:00 p.m.           

 

5/9        Sun.           Ivy League Tournament Finals (Ithaca, NY)  12:00 noon   

 

Head Coach: Lars Tiffany (Brown '90)

 

Pictured:  David Hawley '11.  photo by dspics.com