Brown vs. Providence
April 23, 2003
The Game Story:
Providence, Rhode Island - Senior All-American Jon Thompson (Freeport, ME) scored four goals and handed out two assists to lead the Brown men's lacrosse team to an 11-5 win over cross-town rival Providence College. The Bears are now 4-8 overall, while Providence drops to 6-8 overall.

Brown jumped out to a 3-0 first quarter lead on goals by junior Charles Towers (Cold Spring Harbor, NY), sophomore Britton Derkac (Virginia Beach, VA) and sophomore Chris Mucciolo (Manhasset, NY). The Friars clawed back by scoring three of the next four goals, pulling to within one goal of the Bears, 4-3, on a goal by junior Ryan Russell at the 9:28 mark of the second quarter.

The Bears broke the game open with three unanswered goals, two by Thompson and one by junior Brian Miller, to grab a 7-3 lead at the half.

The Friars got back into the game with third quarter goals by freshman Tom Kelly and sophomore Jon Hollister, to trail 7-5 at the 9:25 mark of the third quarter. The Bears went on to score the game's final four goals, with Thompson scoring twice, junior Rich Tuohey (Annapolis, MD) scoring once and Derkac adding his second goal of the game.

Thompson's four goals led all scorers, while Miller and Derkac added two goals each for the Bears. Kelly led the Friars with two goals.

Junior All-American Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY) made 11 saves in goal for the Bears, allowing the fewest goals in his Brown career. Sophomore Andrew McMimm made 12 saves for Providence.

Brown will be at home again on Saturday against Cornell for its final home game of the season. Game time is 2:00 p.m. at Stevenson Field.