February 28, 2007

Brown Laxers Open Home Season Vs. #14 Hofstra

Feb. 28, 2007

Providence, RI - Following an overtime loss to UMBC, coach Lars Tiffany `90 and the Brown men's lacrosse team will open their home season on Saturday, March 3 at the Erickson Athletic Complex Field Turf field, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The Bears dropped a heartbreaking 12-11 overtime decision to UMBC in their season opener on Saturday, despite four goals by senior tri-captain Alex Buckley and two goals each by senior Tyler Gaffney, sophomore Jack Walsh and senior Will Davis. The Bears rallied from a 10-5 third quarter deficit to tie the game, 11-11, on Buckley's fourth goal with 5:26 remaining in regulation. The Bears also received a strong performance from sophomore goalie Jordan Burke, who made 18 saves in the Brown goal.

14th-ranked Hofstra is coming off an 8-6 victory over #9 UMass Saturday afternoon.

The Series Record: Brown and Hofstra have met 20 times, dating back to 1976, with the series tied, 10-10. Last year, the Flying Dutchmen came away with a 14-4 win over the Bears. Brown's last win over Hofstra came in 2005, when the Bears earned a 10-2 victory.

Tri-Captains: Seniors Alex Buckley (Ridgewood, NJ), Bobby Shields (Hampstead, NH) and David Madeira (Norwich, VT)are tri-captains of this tear's team.

Head Coach Lars Tiffany: Bears' first year head coach Lars Tiffany is a 1990 Brown graduate and a two-year Brown lacrosse captain under then Brown coach Dom Starsia. He played on two Brown teams that earned NCAA Tournament berths and played in the North-South Senior All-Star Game. He comes to Brown after a two-year head coaching stint at Stony Brook.

Brown's Probable Starters:
Attack	1	Jack Walsh
Attack	14	Tyler Gaffney
Attack	24	Thomas Muldoon
Midfield8	Jeff Hall
Midfield13	Alex Buckley
Midfield32	Will Davis
Defense	19	Bobby Shields
Defense	33	Michael Miller
Defense	43	Brian Sharnick
Goalie	5	Jordan Burke