10th-Ranked Laxers Fall To Harvard, 12-10
April 13, 2004
Providence, RI - Freshman Brian Mahler scored all of game high three goals in the second half to lead Harvard to a 12-10 Ivy League victory over 10th-ranked Brown at rain-swept Stevenson Field. The loss drops Brown to 7-2 overall, 1-1 in the Ivy League, while Harvard extends its record to 5-4 overall, 1-2 in Ivy play.
Brown tied the game, 4-4, at halftime on the first career goal by senior goalie Mike Levin, who made a spectacular end-to-end run to score with 23 seconds left in the half. Levin was also brilliant in goal during the first half, making 10 of his 14 saves.
The Bears jumped out to a 6-4 lead early in the third quarter on goals by freshmen Alex Buckley and David Madeira. Harvard quickly countered to tie the game, 6-6, on goals by sophomore Sean Kane and senior Anders Johnson.
Mahler gave the Crimson the lead for good, 7-6, when he netted his first goal of the game with 2:49 left in the third quarter, and scored again with 1:10 remaining in the quarter to lift the Crimson to an 8-6 lead. Madeira scored again for the Bears to trail, 8-7 after three quarters.
The two teams exchanged goals early in the fourth quarter, with Mahler scoring for Harvard and Buckley scoring for the Bears. Crimson freshman attackman Greg Cohen scored two straight goals, and Kane added his second goal of the game to put the game out of reach, 12-8, with 4:18 left to play.
The Bears were led by Buckley, who scored three goals, followed by Maderia and junior Chazz Woodson, who scored two goals each.
Brown will be back in action on Saturday, April, 17, traveling to Philadelphia for an Ivy League game against Penn.