Bears Drop 14-6 Decision to Dartmouth

April 22, 2006

Box Score

Providence, RI - The Brown men's lacrosse team (2-9, 0-4) made a late rally with five fourth-quarter goals, but it was too late, as the Big Green (6-6, 2-2) picked up a 14-6 victory over the Bears on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field.

Dartmouth scored the first four goals of the game, with two in the first quarter and two more early in the second, before freshman Brady Williams (Columbus, OH) cut the Big Green lead to 4-1 with 8:37 remaining in the first half. However, behind Brad Heritage's four first-half goals and two more from Nick Bonacci, Dartmouth cruised to a 7-1 lead at the half.

Ryan Orr and Bonacci, who had two third-quarter goals, each scored for Dartmouth in the third quarter, and the Bears' were kept off the board at the other end of the field for the entire 15:00 as the Big Green stretched their lead to 10-1 after the first 45:00 of play.

A Jamie Coffin goal at 12:19 of the fourth gave Dartmouth an 11-1 lead, but senior Will McGettigan (Alexandria, VA) scored an extra-man goal for the Bears to close the gap to 11-2 less than a minute later. Dartmouth scored back-to-back goals at 11:02 and 10:05 to increase its lead to 13-2, its biggest margin of the contest.

Brown outscored Dartmouth 4-1 in the final 4:37 of play, including two goals from sophomore Mike Cohen (Chappaqua, NY), but it was too little, too late, as the Big Green had already secured the victory.

The Bears outshot the Big Green by a 40-37 margin, but Dartmouth held a 26-15 advantage in shots on goal. Brown senior goalie Nick Gentilesco (Setauket, NY) was strong in net, making 11 saves, before giving way to sophomore Mark Wenzel (Garden City, NY), who allowed one goal in just under on minute of action. Freshman Jordan Burke (Potomac, MD) played the final 2:37 and made one save.

Freshman Pat Marshall earned the win for Dartmouth with eight saves and two goals against in 49:55. Senior Andrew Mayer played the final 10:05 and recorded one save with four goals against.

The Bears will be back in action again on Saturday, April 29th against Cornell. Game time is 1:00 p.m. in Ithaca, NY.