April 11, 2006
Providence, RI - Tied, 5-5 at the half, Harvard's defense held Brown scoreless for 29 minutes in the second half and gained a 10-6 Ivy League men's lacrosse victory over the Bears Tuesday evening at Stevenson Field. The win lifts the Crimson to 5-3 overall, 2-1 Ivy, while the Bears fall to 2-7 overall, 0-2 in Ivy play.
Crimson sophomore Brooks Scholl scored just 54 seconds into the second half to give Harvard the lead for good, 6-5. Harvard scored four more second half goals - two by sophomore Zach Widben, and one each by senior Peter Doyle and Scholl - before the Bears got on the scoreboard on a goal by junior Will Davis with 1:00 left in the game.
The first half was played at a frenetic pace with Harvard jumping out to a 2-0 lead, and the Bears answering with three straight goals on scores by senior Kyle Wailes, sophomore Jeff Hall and junior David Madeira to grab a 3-2 lead with 1:45 left in the first quarter.
Goals by Harvard's Greg Cohen and Ryan Calvert put the Crimson in the lead, 4-3, before Brown wrestled the lead back, 5-4, on goals by junior Tyler Gaffney and senior Will McGettigan, who scored with 7:01 left in the second quarter. Harvard junior Carle Stenmark scored with 1:27 left in the half to tie the score, 5-5.
Brown senior goalie Nick Gentilesco was strong in goal, making 12 saves while facing 42 Crimson shots. Freshman Joe Pike played the second half for the Crimson and made five saves, while allowing just one goal. Evan O'Donnell made three first half saves for Harvard.
Harvard came up big on face-offs, with junior John Henry Flood winning 14 of 18 face-offs for the Crimson.
The Bears will be back in action again on Saturday, April 15th against Penn. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at Franklin Field.