Brown vs. Loyola
March 23, 2002
The Game Story:
Providence, Rhode Island - Senior defenseman John Brasko scored the winning goal on an end-to-end run early in the fourth quarter to lift third-ranked Loyola to an 8-6 men's lacrosse victory over Brown at Stevenson Field. The win keeps the Greyhounds unbeaten with a 6-0 record, while Brown falls to 2-3, losing its three games by a total of four goals.

Loyola jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when freshman Grant Halford scored 1:39 into the game. Brown answered decisively with three unanswered goals by senior Jim Mormile (Oceanside, NY), junior Chas Gessner (Hyattsville, MD) and junior Michael Hughes (Rockville Centre, NY) to take a 3-1 lead after one quarter.

The Greyhounds tied the game at the half on goals by sophomore Stephen Brundage and senior Michael Sullivan.

Brown jumped out to a 5-3 lead in the third quarter when Mormile scored at 39 seconds and Gessner scored at 1:41. Loyola freshman Parker Adams closed the gap to 5-4 with a goal at 2:38. Gessner scored what proved to be Brown's last goal of the game, netting his third goal of the game at 10:47 to give the Bears a 6-4 advantage.

Brundage and Sullivan ewach scored their second goals of the game to tie the game, 6-6, after three quarters. Brasko raced the length of the field, scoring with 11:45 remaining in the fourth quarter, to give the Greyhounds a 7-6 advantage. Senior Kevin Roy added an insurance goal for Loyola at 5:19, as the Greyhounds held Brown scoreless for the game's last 28 minutes.

The goalie play for both teams was outstanding with Bears' goalkeeper Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY) making 14 saves, while Loyola goalie mark Bloomquist registered 10 saves.

It doesn't get any easier Brown with number one ranked Syracuse coming to Providence next Saturday, March 30, to battle the Bears. Game time is 12:00 noon at Stevenson Field.