Bears Open Ivy Season At Home Against Dartmouth

March 21, 2008

Providence, Rhode Island -

Brown (3-2, 0-0 Ivy) vs. Dartmouth (3-2, 0-0 Ivy)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Meister-Kavan Field

1:00 p.m.

Brown's Record: The Bears (3-2) are coming off a thrilling 4-3 win over UMass last Saturday. Both Brown and Dartmouth will be opening the Ivy League season this week.

About The Big Green: The Big Green (3-2) lost to Notre Dame on Saturday, 19-7, but came back to beat Presbyterian, 16-8, on Monday. Dartmouth has also beaten Hartford, 10-6, and Vermont, 7-4, while losing to Fairfield, 14-9.

Brown's Last Game: Junior goalie Jordan Burke made 16 saves to help Brown earn a 4-3 victory over UMass. Burke's effort allowed the Bears to win with just four goals, the fewest goals scored in a Brown victory since 1933 when the Bears topped Springfield by a 4-3 margin.

Last Year's Game: Brown scored three unanswered fourth quarter goals to send the game into overtime, before Dartmouth's Brian Koch scored at 1:09 of the fourth overtime period to give the Big Green a 9-8 win in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Muldoon Tops Brown Scorers: Sophomore Thomas Muldoon leads the Bears in scoring with 15 points, netting 11 goals and handing out four assists. His 2.2 goals per game and 3.0 points per game are third in the Ivy League.

Burke Named Ivy Player of the Week: Junior goalie Jordan Burke was named the Ivy League Player of the week following his spectacular performance in the Bear's 4-3 win over UMass, making 16 saves in limiting the Minutemen to just three goals for a 842 save percentage. Burke kept UMass scoreless for a span of 48 minutes and 19 seconds from the first quarter to the fourth quarter, making 12 saves over that time. The Minutemen peppered the Brown goal with 38 shots.

The Brown vs. Dartmouth Series Record: Brown and Dartmouth have met 51 times, dating back to 1926, with the Bears holding a 32-19 series advantage over the Big Green. Dartmouth has won the last four games over the Bears, including a 9-8 win in four overtimes last year. Brown's last win over Dartmouth was in 2004, a 9-6 Bears' victory.

Burke Top Ivy Goalie: Junior Jordan Burke leads the Ivy League in save percentage (.696) and saves per game (12.8), while posting a 6.85 goals against average, second best in the league.

Bear Facts: Junior Jack Walsh netted the game-winning goal in the Bears' 4-3 win over the Minutemen. Walsh has three goals and three assists for the season...Junior Joel Tracy captured 5 of 10 face-offs vs. UMAss and 12 of 17 face-offs vs. Air Force...Sophomore defenseman Jake Hardy leads the Bears with 13 ground balls, followed by sophomore Thomas Muldoon's 12 ground balls...Freshman Andrew Feinberg, the Ivy Rookie of the Week two weeks ago, is Brown's second leading scorer with 12 points, registering nine goals and three assists... Junior Kyle Hollingsworth has posted five goals and three assists...Senior Jeff Hall and sophomore Zach Caldwell each scored their second goal of the season vs. UMass.

Brown Head Coach Lars Tiffany: Second-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. Tiffany posted a 7-7 record for the Bears last season. He came to Brown after a two-year head coaching stint at Stony Brook.

Brown's Probable Starters:
Attack		9	Thomas Muldoon
Attack		10	Kyle Hollingsworth
Attack		29	Andrew Feinberg
Midfield	2	Matt Shakespeare
Midfield	8	Jeff Hall
Midfield	32	Brady Williams
Defense	        22	Jake Westermann
Defense	        42	Reed Deluca
Defense	        43	Brian Sharnick
Goalie		5	Jordan Burke

2008 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule

2/23 Sat. LEHIGH W, 10-4 3/1 Sat. at Hofstra L, 7-6 3/8 Sat. at Denver L, 11-8 3/9 Sun. vs. Air Force at Denver W, 13-7 3/15 Sat. UMASS W, 4-3 3/22 Sat. DARTMOUTH 1:00 p.m. 3/25 Tue. VERMONT 3:00 p.m. 3/29 Sat. at Delaware 1:00 p.m. 4/4 Fri. at Yale 8:00 p.m. 4/12 Sat. at Penn 12:00 p.m. 4/16 Wed. HARVARD 7:00 p.m. 4/19 Sat. PROVIDENCE 7:00 p.m. 4/26 Sat. at Cornell 1:00 p.m. 5/3 Sat. PRINCETON 1:00 p.m. 5/10- Sat. NCAA First Round (Higher Seed) 5/11 Sun. NCAA First Round (Higher Seed) 5/17- Sat. NCAA Quarterfinals (at Navy/Cornell) 5/18 Sun. NCAA Quarterfinals (at Navy/Cornell) 5/24- Sat. NCAA Final Four at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA 5/26 Mon. NCAA Championship at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

Head Coach: Lars Tiffany (Brown '90)