Brown vs. Pennsylvania
April 13, 2003
The Game Story:
Towers' Overtime Goal Leads Brown Men's Lacrosse To 10-9 Win Over Penn

Providence, Rhode Island - Junior attackman Charles Towers (Cold Spring Harbor, NY) scored with 15 seconds remaining in the first overtime period to lead the Brown men's lacrosse team to a 10-9 come-from-behind Ivy League victory over Penn. The win lifts Brown to a 3-6 overall record, 1-2 in the Ivy League, while Penn falls to 4-6 overall, 1-4 in Ivy play.

Brown rallied from a three-goal fourth quarter deficit, 9-6, outscoring the Quakers 3-0 in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Chris Mucciolo (Manhasset, NY) scored at the 7:11 mark of the fourth quarter, followed by Towers, who scored at the 7:57 mark to pull the Bears to within one goal, 9-8. Muicciolo then scored his second goal of the game, unassisted, at the 10:48 mark to send the game into overtime.

Both teams had shots on goal in overtime and twice were denied by outstanding play in the goal. Brown had the first opportunity to win the game, but Jon Thompson's (Freeport, ME) shot hit Penn goalkeeper Mark Gannon in the mask. It was then time for Brown goalkeeper Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY) to come up with a big play, stopping a point blank shot by Penn's Alex Kopicki.

As the first overtime period wound down, Thompson's shot was stopped by Gannon, but Towers picked up the loose ball and swept it into the net in one motion for the game winning goal.

Brown twice battled back from three goal deficits to tie the game, falling behind 4-1 early in the second quarter, and 9-6 at the end of three quarters.

Towers led the Bears with his first career hat trick, while sophomore Chazz Woodson (St. George, VA) scored two goals and added two assists. Mucciolo also netted two goals for the Bears.

The Quakers were led by junior attackman Will Phillips, who netted five goals.

Levin was brilliant in goal for the Bears, making 14 saves. Gannon registered 9 saves in goal for the Quakers.

The Bears will be back in action next Saturday, April 19, against Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire.