Men's Lacrosse Takes 11-5 Win Over Providence

April 23, 2003

Providence, Rhode Island - Senior All-American Jon Thompson (Freeport, ME) scored four goals and handed out two assists to lead the Brown men's lacrosse team to an 11-5 win over cross-town rival Providence College. The Bears are now 4-8 overall, while Providence drops to 6-8 overall.

Brown jumped out to a 3-0 first quarter lead on goals by junior Charles Towers (Cold Spring Harbor, NY), sophomore Britton Derkac (Virginia Beach, VA) and sophomore Chris Mucciolo (Manhasset, NY). The Friars clawed back by scoring three of the next four goals, pulling to within one goal of the Bears, 4-3, on a goal by junior Ryan Russell at the 9:28 mark of the second quarter.

The Bears broke the game open with three unanswered goals, two by Thompson and one by junior Brian Miller, to grab a 7-3 lead at the half.

The Friars got back into the game with third quarter goals by freshman Tom Kelly and sophomore Jon Hollister, to trail 7-5 at the 9:25 mark of the third quarter. The Bears went on to score the game's final four goals, with Thompson scoring twice, junior Rich Tuohey (Annapolis, MD) scoring once and Derkac adding his second goal of the game.

Thompson's four goals led all scorers, while Miller and Derkac added two goals each for the Bears. Kelly led the Friars with two goals.

Junior All-American Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY) made 11 saves in goal for the Bears, allowing the fewest goals in his Brown career. Sophomore Andrew McMimm made 12 saves for Providence.

Brown will be at home again on Saturday against Cornell for its final home game of the season. Game time is 2:00 p.m. at Stevenson Field.

NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S LACROSSE
BROWN UNIVERSITY vs. PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Site: Stevenson Field - Prov., R.I. Attendance: 334 Date: April 23, 2003

SCORE 1 2 3 4 FINAL PROVIDENCE 0 3 2 0 5 BROWN 3 4 1 3 11

PROVIDENCE SCORING GOALS: Tom Kelly 2, Jon Meehan 1, Ryan Russell 1, Jonathan Hollister 1.

ASSISTS: Mark Seyer 1, David Krasnica 1.

BROWN SCORING GOALS: Jon Thompson 4, Brian Miller 2, Britton Derkac 2, Charles Towers 1, Chris Mucciolo 1, Rich Tuohey 1.

ASSISTS: Jon Thompson 2, Rich Tuohey 1, George Bassett 1, Chazz Woodson 1.

SHOTS 1 2 3 4 0T FINAL PROVIDENCE 6 5 9 7 27 BROWN 12 13 4 8 37

SAVES 1 2 3 4 0T FINAL PROVIDENCE 5 3 1 3 12 BROWN 1 3 3 4 11

PROVIDENCE GOALIE: Andrew McMinn 60:00 mins. 12 saves 11 GA

BROWN GOALIE: Mike Levin 60:00 mins. 11saves 5 GA

FACE-OFFS WON 1 2 3 4 0T FINAL PROVIDENCE 1 3 1 0 5 BROWN 3 5 3 3 14

GROUND BALLS 1 2 3 4 0T FINAL PROVIDENCE 6 5 6 6 23 BROWN 12 11 8 6 37

CLEARS 1 2 3 4 0T FINAL PROVIDENCE 6/7 8/10 3/3 3/4 20/24 BROWN 7/8 8/9 4/7 5/6 24/30

Extra-Man Opportunities 1 2 3 4 0T FINAL PROVIDENCE 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/2 BROWN 0/0 1/2 0/0 0/1 1/3

PENALTIES: BROWN - 2/1:30 PROVIDENCE - 3/2:30 RECORDS: BROWN: 4-8 PROVIDENCE: 6-8

First Quarter Brown Towers - unassisted 2:09 1-0 Brown Derkac - unassisted 2:52 2-0 Brown Mucciolo - unassisted 6:10 3-0

Second Quarter Providence Kelly - unassisted 2:07 3-1 Brown Miller from Tuohey (extra man) 3:24 4-1 Providence Meehan from Seyer 6:47 4-2 Providence Russell - unassisted 9:28 4-3 Brown Thompson - unassisted 9:41 5-3 Brown Thompson from Bassett 11:34 6-3 Brown Miller from Thompson 12:24 7-3

Third Quarter Providence Kelly - unassisted 2:15 7-4 Providence Hollister from Krasnica 9:25 7-5 Brown Thompson - unassisted 10:21 8-5

Fourth Quarter Brown Tuohey from Woodson 4:29 9-5 Brown Derkac from Thompson 5:28 10-5 Brown Thompson - unassisted 11:51 11-5

Final Score: Brown 11, Providence 5