Brown vs. Sacred Heart
March 2, 2002
The Game Story:
Providence, Rhode Island - The Brown men's lacrosse team scored seven unanswered goals in the third quarter to rally from a 3-2 halftime deficit to defeat Sacred Heart, 14-5, in its 2002 season opener.

Junior Jon Thompson (Freeport, ME) scored two of his game high three goals in the 7-0 third-quarter run, while sophomore Brian Miller (Monkton, MD) added 2 goals in the spurt. Thompson's first goal of the game tied the score 3-3 at the 3:53 mark of the third quarter, and freshman Ryan Culligan's (Cortlandt Manor, NY) first career goal gave Brown the lead for good, 4-3 just 48 seconds later. Senior Mike Albarelli (Setauket, NY) scored with four seconds left in the quarter to give Brown a 9-3 lead.

Junior All-American Chas Gessner (Hyattsville, MD), senior Matt Kelley (Haverford, PA) and Culligan each scored two goals for the Bears. Junior Michael Hughes (Rockville Centre, NY) scored a goal and handed out two assists. Brown senior Jimmy Mormile (Oceanside, NY) returned to action after missing all of last season due to injury and scored a goal and an assist.

Sophomore goalie Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY) was spectacular in goal for the Bears, making 17 saves.

Five different Pioneers' players scored goals, Stephen Grabow, Ben Giamichael, Ryan Petit, Jorge Bravo and Mike Robel.