April 18, 2011

Brown Men’s Laxers Travel To Providence College For Final Non-League Contest

Providence, Rhode Island - Coach Lars Tiffany's Brown men's lacrosse team will play its final non-league game of the season, traveling across town to battle Providence College on Tuesday, April 19, starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Bears will look to rebound from Saturday's 10-6 loss to Yale in New Haven, Ct.  the good news for Brown is the return of senior attackman Andrew Feinberg to the lineup after missing the Bears' previous three games due to injury.  Feinberg, Brown's ninth all-time leading scorer with 156 career points (120 goals, 36 assists), registered a team high two goals against the Bulldogs.

 

The Brown-PC Series Record: Brown and Providence have met 16 times, dating back to 1989, with the Bears holding a 16-0 series advantage over the Friars.  Brown earned a 14-7 win over Providence at Stevenson Field last year behind Andrew Feinberg's career high five goals.

 

About the Bears (4-7 overall): Brown's man-down defense is number one in the nation (.878), allowing just five goals in 41 opponent attempts… Senior goalie Matt Chriss ranks fourth in the nation with a save percentage of .601, while his 12.2 saves per game also rank fourth nationally… Junior attackman Parker Brown is the Bears' second leading goal scorer (17), while sharing the team lead in scoring with 29 points… Sophomore defenseman Sam Ford picked up a team high five ground balls against Yale.  His 33 ground balls ranks second on the Brown team…Junior midfielder Rob Schlesinger, who scored four goals and had two assists against Penn, has scored 10 goals and added six assists… Senior attackman Andrew Feinberg ranks second in the Ivy League with 2.62 goals per game and 3.61 points per game. His 120 career goals rank seventh among active NCAA Division I players…Senior David Hawley, who scored a career high six goals against Vermont, is Brown's second leading goal scorer with 17… Sophomore Roger Ferguson leads the Bears with 35 ground balls for the season…Senior All-American defenseman Peter Fallon registered his second goal of the season on an end-to-end run against Yale last week.  He now has four career goals.

 

About the Friars (3-8 Overall): Providence is coming off a 13-3 loss to #1 Syracuse on Saturday at Gillette Stadium in the New England Lacrosse Classic…The Friars have beaten Wagner (14-10), Presbyterian (6-5) and Lafayette (8-6), while losing to Quinnipiac (9-3), UMass (14-6), Georgetown (14-5), Bryant (13-6), Siena (9-8), Yale (11-9), and St. John's (9-6)…Junior Jake Nolan leads the Friars in scoring with 20 points (20 points, 9 assists)…Freshman Ryan Shaw has won 63 of 116 face-offs and picked up a team leading 45 ground balls.

 

Pictured:  Matt Chriss '11.  photo by dspics.net