PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Brown men’s lacrosse team has won their NCAA quarterfinals game against Navy.
Brown made its first appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals Saturday since the year 1995. It is also the Bears 14th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
The fifth-ranked Brown Bears faced the Midshipmen in the second game of Saturday’s double-header in Providence.
At halftime, the Bears were up, 8-4, but there were multiple comeback attempts by the Midshipmen, who got within one goal four times in the fourth quarter.
The games were televised on ESPNU.
According to Brown University men’s lacrosse statistics found on their website, Brown is the fifth seed in the NCAA Tournament this year, and superseded a previous school record by claiming 15 wins this regular season. The Bears lead the nation in scoring with 16.76 goals per game and have set a school record with 285 goals, breaking the previous mark of 263 by Brown’s 1990 team, according to their website.
Saturday was also a historic day for Brown Stadium. Brown had not competed in lacrosse at the stadium since 1996, when the Bears lost to Syracuse by one, 10-9.
More than 11,000 fans came to Brown Stadium Saturday to watch the home team punch their ticket to the final four.
Brown advanced to the quarterfinal game Saturday after beating Johns Hopkins, a school with a historically successful lacrosse program, in the NCAA first round with the score, 17-8.
Brown will now advance to the NCAA national semifinals game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 28th against number one-seed Maryland, who beat Syracuse in Saturday’s first match, 13-7.