Bears Travel To Ithaca To Battle No. 3 Cornell
Providence, RI – With its Ivy League Playoff hopes still alive, the Brown men's lacrosse team travels to Ithaca, NY on Saturday, April 21, for a key Ivy battle with third-ranked Cornell at Schoellkopf Field. Face-off with the Big Red is 3:00 p.m.
Brown's Record: Brown (5-7, 1-3 Ivy) is coming off a solid 11-6 win over Providence last Tuesday. Bears' sophomore attackman Sam Hurster tossed in three goals for the fourth straight game, while also adding an assist against the Friars.
Cornell's Record: The Big Red (9-1, 4-0 Ivy), ranked third in the country, has won six straight games since a one-goal loss (9-8 ot) to no.1 ranked Virginia. Cornell last played on April 10, earning a 12-6 victory over no. 12 Syracuse.
The Brown-Cornell Series Record: Brown and Cornell have met 51 times, dating back to 1964, with the Big Red holding a 34-17 series advantage over the Bears. Brown and Cornell split games last year, with the Bears taking a 13-10 regular season win over the Big Red in Ithaca, and Cornell earning a 14-8 decision over the Bears in the Ivy league Playoffs, also played in Ithaca.
Parker Brown Passes Century Mark: Brown senior attackman Parker Brown passed the century mark in points last Tuesday against Providence. With a goal and four assists against the Friars, he now has 103 career points, with 57 goals and 46 assists.
Sam Ford's 14 Ground Balls: Junior defenseman Sam Ford may have set a Brown record for non-face-off men when he picked up 14 ground balls against Providence. A check of the Brown record book is currently underway. Ford also caused four turnovers against the Friars.
Bear Facts: Sophomore goalie Will Round, who made 17 saves vs. Yale and 12 saves against Providence, ranks 22nd nationally with a goals against average of 9.11…Brown ranks fifth nationally in man down defense, and eighth in the nation in caused turnovers…With back-to-back three goal games, sophomore Sam Hurster is Brown's top goal scorer with 24 for the season. He has registered a hat-trick in four consecutive games for the Bears…Three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week, Nick Piroli, is Brown's third leading scorer with 25 points, scoring 19 goals and distributing 6 assists…Sophomore midfielder Tommy Capone ranks second on the Brown team with 38 ground balls…Sophomore defenseman Phil Pierce has caused a team leading 25 turnovers, while junior defenseman Clay DelPrince has been credited with 24 caused turnovers.
Swan Song Stevenson Field Grass: Brown will bid adieu to the Stevenson Field grass playing surface at the season's end, with a synthetic turf being installed during the summer months.
Watch/Listen Live On The Internet: Brown lacrosse fans can watch a live video and/or live audio feed of all home games through the America ONE Network. All remaining lacrosse home games will be aired through Brown's athletic website http://brownbears.com. Fans wanting to watch Brown events via America ONE will need a high-speed Internet connection and a current version of Windows Media Player. Games will be sold on an individual basis at $8 per game. Fans can also listen to Mike Rubin and Mike Mancuso call the game live on brownbears.com.
Next Game: The Bears wrap up their regular season at home on Saturday, April 28, hosting Dartmouth at Stevenson Field. All the action starts at 3:00 p.m.
2012 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule
2/26 Sun. at Quinnipiac 12-7, W
3/3 Sat. UMASS 7-12, L
3/7 Wed. HARTFORD 6-20, L
3/10 Sat. at St. Joseph's (PA) 11-3, W
3/17 Sat. at Harvard 9-10, L ot
3/24 Sat. at Vermont 14-5, W
3/27 Tue. at Duke 8-9, L
3/31 Sat. PRINCETON 2-13, L
4/3 Tue. BRYANT 9-10, L
4/7 Sat. at Penn 11-10, W
4/13 Fri. YALE 10-11, L 4ot
4/17 Tue. PROVIDENCE 11-6, W
4/21 Sat. at Cornell 3:00 p.m.
4/28 Sat. DARTMOUTH 3:00 p.m.
5/4 Fri. Ivy League Tournament TBA
5/6 Su. Ivy League Tournament TBA