The Crimson played a strong third quarter and tallied three goals with a 54-second span, but the other three periods were less impressive, and Brown's lacrosse team handed Harvard its second Ivy League defeat, 10-6, yesterday on the Business School Field.
The Bruins took an early 1-0 lead, but Jim Kilkowski bounded in an unassisted goal at 8:07 to knot the score. Eighteen seconds later, Brown's Bob Anthony registered his tenth goal of the season, and his team maintained the 2-1 advantage throughout the remainder of the period.
The second quarter was not as close. "We were pretty lethargic the whole first half." coach Bruce Munro said yesterday, adding, "our midfield wasn't moving too well." After a tally by Ron Seff of Brown. Crimson captain Tom Nicosia dodged Dave Holmstead and fired in a high shot from ten yeards out to make the score 3-2, Nicosia's goal came with Harvard a man up.
In the next 10 1/2 minuteses, however, the visitors put three nearly-un-stoppable shots into the Harvard net as they dominated play. Brown's halftime bulge was 6-2.
The third period was worth waiting for. Harvard completely monopolized play, with the first goal coming at the 6:00 mark. Nicosia brought the ball in from the sideline at midfield and passed to John Ince, who ran towards the cage on the right side on powered in a shot to get his team started.
A half minute afterwards with Brown a man down, Ince passed from behind the net to Rick Frishee, who whipped a sidearm shot past the Brown gaolie, Roger Bollentin. Only 23 seconds later. Jim anderson tallied his team's fifth goal on a high pass from Cle Landolt. Bollentin had been doing a good job in the goal, but he did not seem to be able to stop these high shots.
Munro felt the turning point was his team's inability to get the tying goal, and early in the final period. John Buxton threw in the eventual winning goal, upping Brown's lead to 7-5. The Bruins notched two more goals to virtually assure victory before Harvard's Bruce Regan picked up a loose ball on a Brown clear and fed to Landolt, who pumped in the final Crimson goal from four yards in front.
One bright shot in the loss was the performance of goalie John Cosentino, who stopped 17 shots in his second consecutive good game. Most of the Brown goals were on shots from very close in, and Cosentino had almost no chance to make saves.
The game was filled with penalties and also included a fight in the fourth quarter. Harvard was penalized 15 times and Cornell 10. Ince and Munro both said that this was a big problem for the Crimson.
Bob McDowell played his first game yesterday since being injured March 31. He did not play as much as usual because he is not yet back in top condition, but it was encouraging to have him on the defense again.