Brown Laxers Host #7 Cornell In Key Ivy Contest

Providence, R.I. – Brown looks to keep its Ivy Playoff hopes alive against seventh-ranked Cornell on Saturday, April 20 at Stevenson Field. Coming off a 7-6 win over Providence, the Bears will look for their fourth win over the Big Red in the last six meetings. Brown fans that can’t make it to the game can watch live video stream on the internet and/or listen to the game on

Congratulations Brown Seniors: Brown lacrosse will honor its eight seniors a ceremonies prior to Saturday’s game against Cornell – Obafemi Alese, Clay Del Prince, Johnny DePeters, Roger Ferguson, Sam Ford, Alex Jones, Shane McHugh, and George Sherman.

Brown (6-5, 1-3 Ivy):  The Bears are coming off a hard-fought 7-6 win over Providence College Tuesday evening for their 19th consecutive win over the Friars.  Junior All-Ivy goalie Will Round made 15 saves against the Friars, including eight in the fourth quarter.

Bear Facts: Freshman Henry Blynn, a two-time Ivy Rookie of the Week, is Brown’s top scorer with 32 points (24 goals, 8 assists), seventh best in the Ivy League. He has scored five goals twice this season, vs. North Carolina and High Point…Senior long stick middy Roger Ferguson leads the Bears with 43 ground balls…Brown close defenders, senior Sam Ford, senior Clay DelPrince and junior Phil Pierce, rank second nationally in scoring among close defensemen with seven points.  Ford has 3 goals and two assists, Pierce has scored a goal and DelPrince has an assist.  Virginia’s close defense leads the country with 11 points… The 21 goals scored by the Bears against High Point are the most scored by a Brown team since a 21-9 victory over Providence in 1999…Senior middy Alex Jones registered his first career hat-trick with three goals vs. Princeton…Senior middy Johnny DePeters scored a career high four goals and added three assists in Brown’s win over High Point… Sophomore attackman Nick Piroli, Brown’s top scorer a year ago, exploded for four goals against North Carolina.  He is Brown’s third leading scorer with 21 points (14 goals, 7 assists)… Junior Sam Hurster ranks second on the Brown team with 19 goals.

Cornell (10-2, 4-0 Ivy):  The 7th-ranked Big Red suffered a 13-12 setback at Syracuse last week, their second one goal loss of the season. Cornell can clinch the Ivy League regular season crown and the right to host the Ivy Playoffs with a win over the Bears…Senior Rob Pannell’s 315 career points is one point shy of the all-time Ivy League record held by Brown’s Darren Lowe (316 points) from 1989-92.  Pannell ranks third in the nation in scoring with 63 points (27 goals, 36 assists).

The Brown-Cornell Series Record: Brown and Cornell have met 52 times, dating back to 1964, with the Big Red holding a 34-18 series advantage over the Bears.  Brown has won three of the previous five meetings with Cornell, including a 10-9 victory last season in Ithaca, NY. Cornell’s last win over Brown came in 2011 when the Big Red earned an 18-5 win in Providence.