April 27, 2010

Fallon, White Lead Ivy League Roll

from press release

Brown junior defenseman Peter Fallon (Baltimore, Md.) was the difference for the Bear defense in Brown's Ivy League win over No. 8 Cornell. He held Big Red attackman Ryan Hurley to just one goal, that on a loose ball in front of the net. He also caused two turnovers, picked up three ground balls and was a key cog in Brown's converting 17-of-19 clear attempts. He also picked up three ground balls and caused two turnovers against Providence in a 14-7 victory.

Harvard freshman midfielder Alex White (Summit, N.J.) collected a career-high eight ground balls and tied a career-best with 12 faceoff wins, helping Harvard defeat No. 6 Princeton by a score of 11-8 Saturday. The win was the first for the Crimson against the Tigers since the 1990 season, a span of 19 games. White won 12-of-21 faceoffs on the day and led the team in ground balls, He also caused a turnover and fired three shots on goal. He helped the Crimson hold on to a 6-4 lead at halftime, as he won six faceoffs in the second half, enabling Harvard to remain alive in the hunt for a spot in the inaugural Ivy League tournament.

Brown senior attackman Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, Va.) helped the Bears roar back into the Ivy League title chase with a stunning 13-10 victory over eighth-ranked Cornell in Ithaca on Saturday. Muldoon registered five points on the day, netting three goals and handing out two assists, as the Bears moved into second place in the Ivy standings, just one game behind first place Princeton. The All-American also scored a goal in Brown's 14-7 midweek victory over Providence College to claim the Ocean State Cup. Muldoon also moved into the Top-10 on Brown's all-time point scoring list, now with 150 points (113 goals, 37 assists), tenth best in Bear lacrosse history.

Cornell sophomore attackman Rob Pannell (Smithtown, N.Y.) had a hand in over half of the Big Red's goals on Saturday, as Cornell fell to Brown, 13-10. Pannell tallied four goals and two assists on the day, including having a hand in the Big Red's first three goals of the fourth quarter, as Cornell made it a two-goal game with just over seven minutes to play.

In a bounce back week for the Big Green, Dartmouth senior captain Ari Sussman was the leading force in the turn around with 13 points in both wins over Vermont and Penn. He started the week with five goals and two assists for seven points in the 18-13 victory over Vermont on Tuesday and followed that will a huge six points on a goal and five helpers in Dartmouth's 15-11 win against the Quakers to keep the Big Green alive in the Ivy Tournament race. Against the Catamounts, three of his five tallies came unassisted and the five scores tied a career-high for the attackman. Two of the five assists on Saturday came during man-up situations. Sussman leads the Big Green with 42 points on the season and he became the ninth player in Dartmouth history to have 150 points in his career and sits fifth all-time at 161 points.

Harvard sophomore attackman Kevin Vaughan (Ridgewood, N.J.), who ranks third on the Crimson with 15 goals this spring, led Harvard with three goals in the team's 11-8 win over No. 6 Princeton Saturday. The victory was the first for Harvard against the Tigers since 1990, a span of 19 games. Vaughan, who also grabbed four ground balls, netted the game's first goal at 8:06 of the first quarter. In the fourth quarter, with Harvard holding an 8-6 lead, Vaughan scored back-to-back goals, including the game-winning tally, at 7:47 and 3:44, giving Harvard a four-goal cushion.

Playing in his final collegiate game, Penn senior attackman Rob McMullen (Weston, Mass.) matched a career high with four goals in the Quakers' 15-11 loss at Dartmouth. The loss eliminated Penn from contention for one of the four Ivy League Tournament spots.

Princeton sophomore goalie Tyler Fiorito (Phoenix, Md.) made 14 saves in the Tigers' loss to Harvard. Fiorito currently leads the Ivy League in saves per game (10.42) and ranks third in goals against average (8.74).

Yale sophomore midfielder Gregory Mahony (Mercer Island, Wash.) scored a pair of goals in the Bulldogs' 9-7 loss to Bryant.

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