April 27, 2004
Providence, RI - Junior attackman Chazz Woodson scored three goals to lead the nationally 14th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team to a 6-3 victory over Providence College. The win lifts the Bears to a 9-3 record, the most wins for a Brown team since the 2000 season, while Providence falls to 6-7 overall.
Providence got on the scoreboard just 1:53 into the game, taking its only lead on a goal by Michael Farley. Brown's defense would stiffen, holding the Friars scoreless for the next 34 minutes.
Woodson scored his first goal with 5:33 left in the first quarter and senior Rich Tuohey gave Brown the lead for good, 2-1, scoring with 4:36 remaining in the half. Brown extended its lead to 4-2 at the half on goals by junior Britton Derkac and Woodson.
Brown upped its lead to 6-2 early in the third quarter on goals by Woodson, and freshman Will Davis with 9:44 remaining to play. Tom Davis scored for the Friars with 8:10 left in the third quarter to stop the long scoring drought. Dan Giuntini scored for Providence with 46 seconds left in the game to account for the final score.
Bears' goalie Mike Levin faced just 18 shots, making six saves. Andrew McMinn made 16 saves in net for the Friars.
Brown will travel to Ithaca, New York on Saturday, May 1, for a key Ivy League game against Cornell. The Bears can capture the Ivy title with wins over Cornell and Princeton on May 8th.