Bears Fall To Bucknell, 13-8

Bears Fall To Bucknell, 13-8

Lewisburg, PA - Bucknell utilized a 6-0 second quarter spurt to take control of the game and come away with a 13-8 non-league lacrosse win over Brown Wednesday afternoon at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium.  The Bears fall to 3-3 overall with the loss, while Bucknell improves to 4-4 overall.


The Bison jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one quarter on goals by Joe Ryan, Todd Heritage and Thomas Flibotte, with sophomore Bailey Tills (Denver, CO) finding the back of the net for the Bears.


Bucknell opened the flood gates at the beginning of the second quarter with six straight goals to grab a 9-1 advantage with 7:21 remaining in the half following a goal by Peter Burke.  Bears' sophomore Kylor Bellistri (Potomac, MD) scored his first goal of the game with 5:08 left in the half to trail, 9-2.  A late Bucknell goal gave the Bison a 10-2 lead at intermission.


Bellistri netted the opening goal of the second half for the Bears, but back-to-back goals by the Bison gave Bucknell a 12-3 advantage with 2:53 left in the third quarter.


Brown got consecutive goals by Tills, Tyler Landis (Coppell, TX), Brendan Caputo (Westbury, NY) and Tills again to trail 12-7 late in the fourth quarter.


Tills provided most of the scoring punch for the Bears with four goals, while Bellistri added two goals. The Bears split time in goal with Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) making two saves while allowing 10 first half goals, and Will Round (Mt. Lebanon, PA) registering four second half saves.


The Bison were led by Todd Heritage, who netted two goals, and Sean Doyle, who added three goals.


Brown hosts cross-city rival Providence College on Saturday evening, March 22, in the opening game of the Ocean State Cup.  Game time is 7pm at Stevenson Field.