Laxers Open Ivy League Season At Home Against Yale

Laxers Open Ivy League Season At Home Against Yale

April 7, 2005


#16 Brown (3-2, 0-0 Ivy) vs. Yale (5-2, 2-1 Ivy)

Saturday, April 9, 2005

Stevenson Field; Providence, RI

2:00 p.m.


The Records:  The 16th-ranked Bears are 3-2 overall, following a 9-8 loss to #8 Syracuse last week.  Brown will be opening its Ivy season against the Elis.  Yale extended its record to 5-2 overall, 2-1 in the Ivy League, with a 9-8 victory over Princeton.


Brown vs. Yale -- 50th Game:  Brown and Yale will be meeting for the 50th time, dating back to 1926, with the Bears holding a 32-16-1 series advantage over the Elis.  Brown earned a thrilling 12-11 victory over Yale last year in New Haven, while the Elis last beat the Bears in 2003, coming away with a 14-9 decision in Providence.


Home Sweet Home:  The Bears are 3-0 at home this year, but will be playing their first game on the grass surface at Stevenson Field.  Brown's previous three home games were played on the university's new Field Turf playing surface, located adjacent to Stevenson Field.


Nelson At The Helm: Head coach Scott Nelson, the 2004 New England Coach of the Year and winner of over 200 career games, is entering his fifth season as coach of the Bears, and 20th season as a collegiate head coach.  His career record stands at 206-72.


Woodson On The Attack: Senior attackman Chazz Woodson, who scored three goals against Syracuse, is Brown's top goal scorer with 12, having scored three goals in four of Brown's five games.  His 2.40 goals per game are third in the Ivy League.  Woodson has posted 94 career points at Brown (64 goals, 30 assists), and his 64 goals rank 19th in the Brown record book.  An Second team All-Ivy and first team All-New England selection, his 48 total points in 2004 were second among all Ivy League players.  Woodson scored a career high five goals against Fairfield in 2004.


Give Wailes An Assist: Junior middie Kyle Wailes continues to lead the Ivy League in assists with 2.40 assists per game.  Wailes is tied for the team lead in scoring with 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists). Last year, Wailes registered a team-leading 24 assists.  His 3.0 assists per game is tops in the Ivy League.

Madeira Nets Hat-Trick: Sophomore attackman David Madeira is Brown's second leading goal scorer with 10 for the season.  He registered a hat-trick against UMass, and netted two goals against Ohio State.


Gentilesco Makes Career High 19 Saves: Junior goalie Nick Gentilesco is the Ivy League leader in save percentage, making 52 saves, while allowing just 33 goals.  His 7.33 goals against average is second in the league.  He came up big when Brown needed him vs. Ohio State, making a career high 19 saves against the Buckeyes, including six in the first quarter when the Buckeyes peppered the net with nine shots on goal.  He allowed just two goals against Hofstra, going the distance in Brown's opening game, while making 11 saves, and yielded two goals against Quinnipiac, making five saves in just 30 minutes of action.


2005 Season Dedicated To Ricky Whelan:  The Brown lacrosse team has dedicated the 2005 season to former teammate Ricky Whelan '04, who passed away in January.  Whelan was a four-year player for the Bears, who won the 2004 Brown Unsung Hero Award.


Buckley Nets Four:  Sophomore attackman Alex Buckley scored a career high four goals in Brown's win over Quinnipiac.  A two-time Ivy Rookie of the Week last year, Buckley scored 10 goals and handed out two assists in 2004.


Derkac Picks It Up: Senior Britton Derkac is Brown's fourth leading scorer with 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists).  His 20 ground balls is third on the team and first among position players.


Clarke Scores: Sophomore goalie Chandler Clarke entered the Quinnipiac game at the start of the second half, and immediately electrified the crowd with an end-to-end run, weaving through the Quinnipiac defense to score his first collegiate goal 1:25 into the third quarter.  Clarke went on to make seven saves, while allowing five goals.


Facing-Off: Senior middie Kirk Teatom ranks second in the Ivy League in face-off percentage, winning 51 of 89 face-offs (.573).  Teatom won 118 of 218 face-offs last year and led the Bears with 54 ground balls. 


Staunch Defense: Coach Scott Nelson's team features an experienced defense, led by sophomore Bobby Shields, an impact player for the Bears from the moment he stepped onto the field, starting all 14 games as a first-year defensive player. Shields, whose 35 ground balls were fourth on the Brown team, was matched-up against the opposition's top scorer all season.  The Bears defense also returns starters Reece Pacheco '05, Dan Spinosa '05, James Faello '06, and Rob Cotter `05.


Bear Facts: Brown leads the Ivy League in man-up scoring, converting on 9 of 22 man-up opportunities... Brown will make-up its game against Hartford on Tuesday, April 26th at Stevenson Field, starting at 7:00 p.m... In 57 seasons of varsity lacrosse, Brown boasts a 385-262 (.595) overall record...Sophomore Will Davis picked up his first goal of the season, scoring a goal against UMass... Brown out-shot Syracuse by a 39-33 margin last Saturday... Senior middie Chris Mucciolo, who has scored six goals for the Bears this season, netted a career high 4 goals against Yale last year.


2005 Ivy League Standings

                        Conf.              Overall

Cornell           2-0                   4-2

Harvard         1-0                   4-2

Yale                2-1                   5-2

Princeton       1-1                   1-5

Brown            0-0                   3-2

Dartmouth    0-0                   4-2

Penn               0-4                   1-8


This Week's Ivy League Games:

Saturday, 4/9

Yale at Brown, 2:00 p.m.

Harvard at Cornell, 1:00 p.m.

Princeton at Rutgers, 1:00 p.m.


Sunday, 4/10

Dartmouth at Penn



2005 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule and Results

3/5      Sat.      HOFSTRA                 W, 10-2

3/13    Sun.    QUINNIPIAC           W, 14-7

3/19    Sat.      at UMass                    L, 12-5

3/26    Sat.      OHIO STATE            W, 10-8

4/2      Sat.      at Syracuse                L, 9-8

4/9      Sat.      YALE                          2:00 p.m.

4/12    Tue.    at Harvard                7:00 p.m.

4/16    Sat.      PENN                         1:00 p.m.

4/23    Sat.      at Dartmouth            12:00 p.m.

4/26    Tue.    HARTFORD              7:00 p.m.

4/30    Sat.      CORNELL                 1:00 p.m.

5/7      Sat.      at Princeton               1:00 p.m.