Brown vs. Dartmouth
April 20, 2002
The Game Story:
Providence, RI -- Senior midfielder Jimmy Mormile (Oceanside, NY) exploded for four goals to lead Brown to an 11-8 men's lacrosse win over Dartmouth and lift the Bears to a second place tie in the Ivy standings with Princeton, a half game back of first place Cornell. The win extends Brown's record to 5-6 overall, 3-1 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth dropped its fourth straight game, falling to 5-5 overall, 0-4 in Ivy play.

"Today's game was a must-win for us to keep pace in the Ivy League," said Brown coach Scott Nelson. "With Ivy games against Cornell and Princeton remaining, we control our own destiny as we battle for the Ivy League title."

Mormile's goal with 44 seconds remaining in the second quarter game Brown the lead for good, and gave the Bears a 4-3 lead at halftime. The Bears broke the game open in the third quarter, outscoring the Gig Green 5-0, to grab a 9-3 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Five different Brown players scored goals in the quarter - junior Michael Hughes (Rockville Centre, NY), junior Jon Thompson (Freeport, ME), freshman Britton Derkac (Virginia Beach, VA), freshman Chazz Woodson (St. George, VA), and Mormile.

Dartmouth rallied in the fourth quarter, scoring the first four goals of the quarter to pull to within two goals, 9-7, on sophomore Tom Daniels' second goal of the game at the 6:33 mark of the final quarter. The Bears answered with goals by Hughes at the 7:46 mark, and Mormile at 10:19, to put the game out of reach.

Brown won the game in the trenches, picking up 45 ground balls to Dartmouth's 26 ground balls. Sophomore goalie Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY) made 9 saves for the Bears, while junior goalie Mike Gault registered 9 saves for the Big Green.

Hughes finished the day with two goals and two assists, while Thompson added two goals for the Bears.

After a mid-week game against Providence College on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., Brown will travel to Cornell for an Ivy League showdown against the Big Red in Ithaca, New York.