Men's Lacrosse Knocks Off Brown, 7-6

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After such a strong effort Tuesday night against No. 2 Princeton, the Penn men's lacrosse team obviously took heart that it could play with the best teams in the nation.

That confidence extended into Saturday, and the result was a 7-6 win at No. 11 Brown to close out the Quakers' 2009 Ivy League campaign. Penn finishes the Ivy season 2-4, and improved to 3-7 overall with three non-conference games still left on the schedule. Brown fell to 9-2 overall, 2-1 in the league.

Penn got three goals from senior Alex Weber and three points from sophomore Morgan Griff (2 goals, 1 assist) in grabbing the win. Senior Drew Collins had a goal and an assist as the Quakers overcame having their leading scorer, senior Craig Andrzejewski, get shut out.

Griff scored the game's first goal less than four minutes in, but Brown responded with the next two from Andrew Feinberg (in a man-up situation) and Brady Williams. However, in what would prove to be a huge factor, Penn scored two more before the end of the first quarter when Weber finished a Griff feed with 2:02 to go and then Griff scored unassisted with just one second left on the clock.

The teams went scoreless in the second quarter, but less than two minutes into the third quarter Weber and Brown's Kyle Hollingsworth scored just 17 seconds apart to make it a 4-3 game. Nearly 10 minutes went by after that, before John Conneely finished a Corey Winkoff feed to make the score 5-3 heading into the final quarter.

Brown finally drew level in the fourth, as Hollingsworth scored with 11:33 left and then Williams finished a Collins Carey feed with 8:52 to go. Penn recovered, though, as Collins broke the tie with his only goal of the day with 6:08 to play and then Weber notched his third with 4:10 left.

Brown could only get one of those goals back, as Reade Seligmann scored with 1:55 left.

Penn outshot Brown, 34-29, and won 11 of the game's 16 faceoffs. Joe Hegener had 11 saves for the Quakers, while his counterpart, Jordan Burke, made 15 stops for the Bears.

Penn returns to action next Saturday, hosting Maryland at 4:30 p.m. at Franklin Field.

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