March 17, 2011

Brown Laxers Opens Ivy Season At Home Against Harvard

Providence, Rhode Island - The defending Ivy League Champion Brown men's lacrosse team will begin the defense of its Ivy crown on Saturday, March 19, facing-off against Harvard at Meister-Kavan Field starting at 1:00 p.m.  The two teams will be vying for a berth in the end-of-year four-team Ivy League Playoffs (May 6 and 8), with the tournament winner receiving an automatic berth in the NCAA Championship Tournament.

The Brown-Harvard Series Record: Brown and Harvard have met 60 times with the series tied, 30-30. Coach Lars Tiffany's squad has captured the last three games over Harvard, including a 13-11 victory last year in Cambridge.

Listen Live:  Saturday's game against the Crimson will be broadcast live on brownbears.com, with Mike Rubin calling the play, and Mike Mancuso providing the color commentary.  Live stats are also available on brownbears.com.  

About the Bears (2-2, 0-0 Ivy):  Brown is coming off an 11-4 win over St. Joseph's last Saturday.  Senior Andrew Feinberg scored four goals and added an assist, while junior Rob Schlesinger and sophomore Alex Jones scored two goals each…Feinberg, who has scored an Ivy League leading 13 goals for the Bears, ranks fourth in the country in goals per game (3.25), and sixth nationally in points per game (4.50).  Feinberg's 112 career goals are second in the nation among active NCAA Division I goal scorers, and seventh best in the Brown record book…Bears' senior goalie Matt Chriss allowed just one goal against St. Joseph's, and ranks third in the nation in save percentage (.656), and fourth in the nation in goals against average (5.63)…Senior All-American defenseman Peter Fallon is a candidate for the Tewaaraton Award, the Heisman Trophy of college lacrosse, and a finalist for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for excellence in community service, classroom achievement, character and competition…Junior attackman Parker Brown is Brown's second leading scorer with 13 points (8 goals, 5 assists).

 

About the Crimson (4-1, 0-0 Ivy):  Harvard rallied from a 4-1 second quarter deficit to beat Holy Cross, 10-4, at home on Tuesday…The Crimson have posted home wins over Canisius (9-7), Georgetown (16-15), Bellarmine (21-10) and Holy Cross (10-4), with its only loss coming on the road to Hofstra (15-9)…Senior attackman Dean Gibbons was named the Ivy Player of the Week after scoring four goals against Georgetown, and adding three goals and a career high six assists vs. Bellarmine.  His 4.25 points per game rank eighth nationally…Harvard boasts the nation's third best scoring offense, scoring 13.75 goals per game…Crimson sophomore goalie Harry Kriger has posted a 10.38 goals against average…Junior attackman Jeff Cohen leads the Crimson with 13 goals.

 
Pictured:  Rob Schlesinger '12.  Photo by dspics.com