#20 Bears Face #4 Cornell in Last Regular Season Home Game

#20 Bears Face #4 Cornell in Last Regular Season Home Game

April 29, 2005

#20 Brown (6-4, 2-2 Ivy) vs. #4 Cornell (8-2, 5-0 Ivy)

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Stevenson Field; Providence, RI

1:00 p.m.


The Records:  Brown, 20th ranked nationally, extended its record to 6-4 overall (2-2 Ivy) with a 14-6 victory over Hartford Tuesday evening at Stevenson Field. Cornell has already clinched at least a share of the Ivy League Championship and earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Championship with a 17-4 win over Princeton last week to extend its record to 8-2 overall and 5-0 in the Ivy League.


Brown vs. Cornell -- 44th Meeting:  Brown and Cornell have met 43 times, dating back to 1964, with the Big Red holding a 28-15 series advantage. Cornell has won the last two games, including a 10-9 decision last year in Ithaca.  Brown's last win over Cornell came in 2002 when the Bears earned a 9-8 victory in overtime.


About Brown: Junior Kyle Wailes added to his Ivy League leading assist total with three assists against Hartford.  He is Brown's top scorer with 31 points (4 goals, 27 assists)...Senior defenseman Tony Frick netted his first career goal on Tuesday vs. Hartford, playing on Brown's extra man unit...Sophomore David Madeira scored a career high four goals against Dartmouth and added three goals against Hartford.  He leads the Bears in goals scored with 22, sixth best in the Ivy League...Senior Chazz Woodson, Brown's second leading scorer with 28 points (19 goals, 9 assists), has registered 108 career points (71 goals, 37 assists), and his 71 goals are 17th in the Brown record book...Junior Nick Gentilesco continues to rank as the Ivy League's top goalie with a 7.37 goals against average, a save percentage of .610...Sophomore Mike Bernard, freshman Brian Asher and sophomore Tyler Gaffney each scored their first goal of the season against Hartford...Three of Brown's four losses this season have been by two goals or less...Senior Britton Derkac, senior Chris Mucciolo and sophomore Alex Buckley have scored 15 goals for the Bears each this season.  Derkac's 36 ground balls lead all Brown field players.


Congratulations Brown Seniors: Today's game will mark the final regular season home game for Brown's Class of 2005, who will be honored in a pre-game ceremony. This year's senior class includes George Bassett, Britton Derkac, Tony Frick, Mark Girolamo, Chris Mucciolo, Reece Pacheco, Dan Spinosa, Kirk Teatom and Chazz Woodson.  Four-year manager Jinhee Chung will also be honored.


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 208-73.


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.


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                          L, 12-11

4/12    Tue.    at Harvard                W, 12-3

4/16    Sat.      PENN                         W, 10-8

4/23    Sat.      at Dartmouth            L, 11-9

4/26    Tue.    HARTFORD              W, 14-6

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

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