April 8, 2004

10th Ranked Laxers Open Ivy Season vs. Yale

April 8, 2004

The Brown men's lacrosse team will open its Ivy League season on Saturday, April 10th, against Yale in New Haven, Conn. Brown, ranked 10th in the latest Geico/STX Coaches poll, has posted a 6-1 overall record, while Yale is 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the Ivy League.

Brown and Yale have met 48 times, dating back to 1927, with the Bears holding a 31-16-1 series advantage over the Elis. Yale defeated the Bears, 14-9, last year. Brown's last win over Yale came in 2002 when the Bears came away with a 9-8 decision.

Coach Scott Nelson's team is led by junior attackman Chazz Woodson, who ranks ninth in the nation in scoring with 29 points (19 goals, 10 assists). Sophomore Kyle Wailes ranks seventh nationally in assists with 2.33 assists per game.

Senior goalie Mike Levin leads the Ivy League and ranks fifth nationally with a 6.45 goals against average. He was spectacular last week vs. Syracuse, making 17 saves.

Brown, the top ranked team in New England, is giving up 6.57 goals per game, third best in the country. The Bears have also excelled with its man-up offense, ranking 8th nationally.