March 28, 2011

Bears Head South To Battle Third-Ranked Duke

Providence, Rhode Island - Following a thrilling 12-10 come-from-behind win over Vermont on Saturday, the Brown men's lacrosse team (3-3) will travel to Durham, North Carolina, to face third-ranked Duke (7-2) on Tuesday, March 29, starting at 3:00 p.m.

 

Head coach Lars Tiffany's Brown lacrosse team was at a season crossroads at halftime against Vermont.  The Bears were out-played in the first half, and were trailing, 5-2, after a disputed goal by the Catamounts that deflated the Bears with no time left on the scoreboard clock.

 

Brown's men's lacrosse team reach down and found the impetus to get back into the game, scoring the first five goals of the second half to right the ship, and come away with a 12-10 win.

 

Bear Facts:  David Hawley'11 moved from the midfield to attack and scored a career best six goals against Vermont, including three in the fourth quarter…Attackman Andrew Feinberg '11, the nation's third leading scorer with 2.83 goals per game, got the Bears offense rolling with two goals and three assists vs. Vermont, playing both his familiar attack position, and in the midfield.  The Owings Mills resident also ranks eighth in the nation in points per game (4.17). Feinberg is Brown's ninth all-time leading scorer with 152 points, while his 116 career goals rank sixth in the Brown record book….Matt Chriss '11 kept the Bears close to the Catamounts with 16 saves, including five in the fourth quarter.  Chriss ranks third in the nation with a .638 save percentage, and has allowed 7.32 goals per game…The Bears rank 14th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 7.67 goals per game…Seth Ratner '11 won 9 of 17 face-offs against Vermont and picked up a team high five ground balls. He picked up his first career assist on Saturday…Defenseman Sam Ford '13 caused four turnovers vs. Vermont, and has 16 for the season, second on the Brown squad.

 

The Brown-Duke Series Record:  The Bears and Blue Devils have met 12 times before, with Duke holding a 7-5 series advantage over Brown.  Last year's game was a barn burner, with Duke scoring two late goals to come away with an 11-10 win over the Bears, despite four goals by Thomas Muldoon '10 and three goals by Andrew Feinberg '11.

 

Next Game:  The Bears return to Ivy League action on Saturday, traveling to Princeton, New Jersey to battle Princeton.  Game time is 1:00 p.m. at the Class of 1952 Stadium.

 

Pictured:  Sam Ford '13.  photo by dspics.net