Brown Rally Falls Short, Bears Fall To Crimson, 9-6
April 10, 2007
Boston, Mass. - Trailing 6-2 early in the fourth quarter, #20 Brown mounted a furious fourth quarter rally that tied the game, 6-6, with 3:10 remaining in the game. But in the blink of an eye, Harvard scored three goals in the last 2:39 to earn a 9-6 Ivy League win over the Bears in the first night lacrosse game ever played at Harvard Stadium.
The loss drops Brown to 6-4 overall, 1-2 in the Ivy League, while Harvard moves to 3-5 overall, 2-1 in Ivy play.
After Brown fell behind by a four goal margin early in the fourth quarter, consecutive goals by senior Alex Buckley, freshman Thomas Muldoon, senior David Madeira and Muldoon again with 3:10 left to play knotted the score, 6-6. Brown won the ensuing face-off, but turned the ball over. Harvard capitalized in transition, with Brian Mahler scoring the go-ahead goal with 2:39 remaining in the game.
Harvard jumped out to a 3-0 first quarter lead, but the Bears answered early in the second quarter on a goal by sophomore Jack Walsh just 26 seconds into the quarter on a pass from sophomore Kyle Hollingsworth. Both teams had great opportunities for the remainder of the quarter, but the first half ended with the Crimson holding a 3-1 advantage.
The Crimson scored two third quarter goals to open a 5-1 advantage, before Muldoon scored an unassisted goal for the Bears with 22 seconds remaining to make the score 5-2 after three quarters.
Muldoon registered a hat-trick for the Bears, scoring three goals, while Hollingsworth handed out three assists. Sophomore Jordan Burke was strong in goal for the Bears, making 13 saves.
Jason DuBoe's three goals led the Crimson, and Greg Cohen added two goals for Harvard.
Brown returns home to Stevenson Field on Saturday, April 14, to battle Penn. Game time is 1:00 p.m.