April 20, 2012

Bears Travel To Ithaca To Battle No. 3 Cornell

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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

Pictured:  Sam Hurster '14 has scored three goals in each of Brown's last four games.  photo by dspics.com.