Bryant vs. Brown
March 31, 2009
The Game Story:
North Smithfield, Rhode Island - Junior Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA) and sophomore Andrew Feinberg (Owing Mille, MD) scored four goals each to lead the 9th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team to its seventh straight victory, a hard-fought 11-7 win over Bryant University at the Bryant Turf Complex in the first ever meeting between the two Rhode Island schools. The win gives Brown an 8-1 overall record, while Bryant falls to 7-5 overall in its first season of Division I lacrosse.

The game also united two former Duke University teammates, Brown senior Reade Seligmann (Essex Falls, NJ) and Bryant's grad student Zack Greer, along with former Duke coach Mike Pressler, now the head coach at Bryant.. Both players had strong games, with Seligmann finishing with a goal and three assists, and Greer netting two goals for the Bulldogs.

Seligman wasted no time getting into the flow of the game, scoring just two minutes into the contest on an assist from Muldoon that gave Brown a 1-0 lead that held up through the first quarter.

Play opened up in the second quarter, with Bryant getting on the scoreboard three times and Brown twice to send the game into halftime tied, 3-3. Muldoon and Feinberg each scored goals for the Bears, with Bob Maiorano, Kevin Hoagland and Green scoring for the Bulldogs.

Brown took control of the game in the third quarter, scoring three straight goals and outscoring the Bulldogs by a 4-1 margin to gram a 7-4 advantage. Muldoon scored the first two goals of the quarter, followed by a goal by senior Jack Walsh (Chevy Chase, MD). Bryant's Matt Larson scored to cut the Brown lead to 6-4.

Feinberg exploded for three straight goals for the Bears to put the game out of reach, 9-4, his third goal coming with 7:45 remaining in the game.

Bryant made a late game comeback, cutting Brown's lead to 9-7 on goals by Greer, Larson and Hoagland. But Muldoon netted his fourth goal of the game with 1:16 remaining, and junior Collins Carey (Clarksville, MD) scored with 31 second left to ice the game for the Bears.

The Bears were out-shot by the Bulldogs by a 39-33 margin. Brown All-American goalie Jordan Burke (Potomac, MD) registered nine saves in the Brown net.

Brown returns to Ivy League action on Saturday, April 4, hosting Yale at Stevenson Field, starting at 3:00 p.m. The game will be video streamed live on the B2 Network.