April 13, 2007

#20 Bears and Quakers Battle At Stevenson Field

April 13, 2007

Providence, Rhode Island - The resurgent Brown men's lacrosse team (6-4, 1-2 Ivy), ranked 20th in the latest USILA poll, will look to even its Ivy League record on Saturday, April 14, against the Penn Quakers (5-5, 2-3) at Stevenson Field, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

If you can't make it to the game, listen to Brown lacrosse on the internet at www.brownbears.com. Click on Audio Broadcasts and Live Stats. Mike Rubin will call the play with Mike Mancuso providing the color commentary.

The Series Record: Brown and Penn have met 44 times, dating back to 1964, with the Bears holding a 27-17 series advantage. Penn defeated the Bears by a 9-8 margin last year, while Brown's last win over the Quakers came in 2005, a 10-8 win in Providence.

Caldwell Named Ivy Rookie of the Week: Freshman Zach Caldwell was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week after scoring a career high five goals, including the game winner, in Brown's 10-9 victory over Yale last week.

Earlier This Week: The Bears rallied from four goals down in the fourth quarter vs. Harvard to tie the game, but couldn't hold on in a 9-6 loss to the Crimson Tuesday evening. Freshman Thomas Muldoon scored three goals to lead the Bears in the first night lacrosse game ever played at Harvard Stadium.

Burke Ranked Nationally: Sophomore goalie Jordan Burke, who made 13 saves vs. Harvard, ranks fourth in the nation in save percentage (.638) and 11th nationally in goals against average (7.38). Burke's 12.56 saves per game leads the Ivy League.

Bear Facts: Freshman Charlie Kenney won 8 of 15 face-offs against Harvard...Senior David Madeira's 2.57 goals per game ranks 10th best in the nation and second in the Ivy League...Sophomore Kyle Hollingsworth handed out a career high three assists against Harvard...Sophomore Jack Walsh, who scored two goals against Yale and one against Harvard, leads the Bears with 28 ground balls...Brown is clearing at an 81 percent rate (183-225).

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.

About The Quakers: Penn is coming off a 10-5 loss to Princeton Tuesday evening. After the Quakers opened up a 2-0 lead, Princeton scored eight unanswered goals to put the game away. Senior Alex Salihi scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Quakers...Penn has recorded wins over Villanova (10-6), Lehigh (13-12), Robert Morris (13-5), Yale (10-9 2ot), and Dartmouth (8-7), with losses coming to Bucknell (9-6), UMBC (11-10 2ot), Harvard (7-6 ot), and Cornell (20-5)...Sophomore attackman Craig Andrzejewski is the Ivy League's leading scorer with 36 points, netting 19 goals and handing out 17 assists.

2007 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule 
2/24	Sat.	at UMBC		10-11, L ot
3/3	Sat.	HOFSTRA		7-6, W
3/10	Sat.	at Providence	7-3, W
3/13	Tue.	BELLARMINE	9-8, W
3/17	Sat.	at UMass		7-4, W
3/24	Sat.	at Dartmouth	9-8, L 4OT
3/27	Tue.	at Vermont		13-4, W
3/31	Sat.	NOTRE DAME	11-3, L
4/7	Sat	YALE			10-9, W
4/10	Tue.	at Harvard		9-6, L
4/14	Sat.	PENN			1:00 p.m.
4/20	Fri.	HARTFORD		7:00 p.m.
4/28	Sat.	CORNELL		1:00 p.m.
5/5	Sat.	at Princeton		1:00 p.m.