|New Haven, CT - The 20th ranked Brown men's lacrosse team opened its Ivy League season
with a 9-8 victory over Yale, holding off a late Eli rally, in the Ivy matchup played in a driving rain
storm in New Haven. The Bears are now 3-4 overall and 1-0 in the Ivy League.
Brown's lead was as big as 9-4 with 7:28 remaining in the fourth quarter before Yale reeled off
four straight goals to pull within one with 1:07 left. Brown won the ensuing faceoff and did not
lose possession until 28 seconds remained with the ball deep in the Yale end. Brown freshman
Ryan Culligan picked-off a Yale pass at midfield with 22 seconds remaining, clinching the victory
for the Bears. Brown led 6-4 at half, And Thompson scored the only goal of the third quarter.
The Bears scored first two of the fourth to build a five goal lead on goals by senior Mike Albarelli
and senior Jimmy Mormile.
Junior Jon Thompson led the Brown scoring with three goals and two assists, while Mormile
added two goals for the Bears.Sophomore goalie Mike Levin was brilliant in goal, making 14
The Bears will return to action on Saturday, April 6th against unbeaten Georgetown in