Brown Laxers Fall to UMass on Last Minute Goal

March 16, 2002

Amherst, Mass. - The 12th ranked UMass men's lacrosse team rallied from a 14-10 fourth quarter deficit, scoring the game-winning goal with 49 seconds remaining, to take a 15-14 victory over Brown at Garber Field.

Brown led 7-5 at the half and took a 14-10 advantage with 7:45 remaining in the game on a goal by senior Jimmy Mormile from junior Jon Thompson. The Minutemen tied the game on a goal by Jeff Zywicki with 3:13 left in the fourth quarter, and Kevin Leveille scored the game-winner with 49 seconds left to play.

Mormile led the Bears with three goals and an assist, while freshman Ryan Culligan, junior Michael Hughes, junior Chas Gessner and Thompson scored two goals each.

Brown goalkeeper Mike Levin recorded 16 saves.

The Bears will be back in action on Tuesday against Hartford. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at Stevenson Field.

NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S LACROSSE
Brown vs. UMass
Saturday, March 16, 2002
Amherst, Mass.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 TOTAL BROWN (1-2) 5 2 4 3 14 UMASS (4-1) 2 3 4 6 15

BROWN SCORING Goals: Jim Mormile 3, Ryan Culligan 2, Michael Hughes 2, Chas Gessner 2, Jon Thompson 2, Mike Albarelli, Brian Miller, Chaz Woodson

Assists: Jon Thompson 2, Jim Mormile, Ryan Culligan, Chas Gessner, Brian Miller, Richard Tuohey, Britton Durkac, Matt Kelley.

UMASS SCORING Goals: Chris Fiore 3, Marc Morley 3, Gene Tundo 2, Kevin Leveille 2, Jeff Zywicki 2, Don Little, Matt McFarland, Dan Paccione Assists: Chris Fiore 2, Gene Tundo, Kevin Leveille, Dan Paccione

GOALIE SAVES: Brown: Mike Levin - 16 saves, 60:00 UMass: Rob Schneider - 4 saves, 52:00 Bill Schell - 0 saves, 8:00

STATS: Shots: Brown 29, UMass 53 Ground Balls: Brown 41 , UMass 28 Clears/Fails: Brown 12/22, UMass 13/15 Penalties/Minutes: Brown 4/5:30 , UMass 7/6:30 Extra Man Goals/Att.: Brown 4/7, UMass 1/4 Faceoffs: Brown 17, UMass 14