Brown Rebounds With Win At Cornell

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
September 25, 2011

Scoring   Brown Cornell
1st min try - Jones 5 0
1st min conversion - Jethani 7 0
7th min try - Peak 12 0
15th min try / conversion Cornell 12 7
18th min penalty Columbia 12 10
24th min try - Stewart 17 10
24th min conversion - Jethani 19 10
31st min try - Tondreys 24 10
51st min try - McGinn 29 10
56th min try / conversion Cornell 29 17
57th min try - Peak 34 17
78th min try - Harrision 39 17


Referee: Mike Klotz

After a disappointing loss to Columbia the previous day the Brown Bears planned for different result in Ithaca as the took the field at Cornell.

Immediately marching down the field Brown started the game with a score. Taking the ball at the back of a ruck scrum half Matt Leonard'14, move the ball through the entire backline from Zahid Jethani'13 toTaylor Peak'12 to Dow Traverse'12 to fullback Ryan Jones'14 who scored to give the Bears an early lead. Jethani converted with a beautiful sideline kick. (7-0 Brown)

Despite giving ground with a few penalties, Brown kept the pressure on and in the 6th minute found the try zone after a brilliant run by Taylor Peak who stiff armed a would be tackler at the five meter line landing himself in the corner for the try. Jethani missed the conversion attempt. (12-0 Brown)

Brown was again plagued by penalties that enabled Cornell to keep pressure within Brown territory. In the 15th minute Cornell made Brown pay with a try and conversion. (12-7 Brown)

In the 18th minute Cornell, granted a penalty in the center of the field at the Brown 22 meter, easily converted for 3 points to close within two points (12-10) of the Bears.

In the 24th minute Brown answered with a try of its own. After stealing a Cornell scrum Matt Leonard found lock Lachland Stewart'13 who scored in the corner. Jethani converted for a 9 point Brown cushion.

In the 30th minute James McGinn received a Cornell kick at the Cornell 45. After sidestepping a would be tackler he took it up another 10 meters and set a ruck. With Leonard leading two quick phases out to the right wing Daniel Tondreys'14 scored in the corner. After missing the conversion Brown lead 24-10 at halftime.

In the 6th minute of the second half, Cornell capitalized on another Brown penalty which gave Cornell a line-out inside Brown territory. Off the line out Cornell ran two phases which ended with a missed tackle in the Brown back line and try under the posts. Cornell converted and Brown's lead was only 7 points, 24-17.

In the 51st minute Brown responds with a series of strong forward smashes that set up an overload exploited by the Brown backline resulting in a James McGinn try in the corner. The conversion attempt is missed by Zethani (29-17 Brown)

In the 56th minute, the Brown backline, synchronizing offensively, executed a perfect backline play where Zethani put away a hard crashing Taylor Peak who scored in the corner. Zethani misses the conversion attempt but Brown extended lead 34-17.

Brown held Cornell at bay the remainder of the match, closing out the Bear scoring with a final try in the 77th minute. After a strong Brown scrum, Leonard passed to flanker Chaney Harrison'12 who scored in the corner to end the scoring.

First XV Squad:
Prop: Micah Balig '14
Hooker: Daniel Levine-Spound '12
Prop: Everett Epstein'13
Lock: Lachland Stewart '13
Lock: Michael Wharton '12
Flanker: Zach Long '13
Flanker: Cheney Harrison '12
Eightman: Landon Turley '12
Scrum Half: Matt Leonard '14
Fly Half: Zehid Jethani '13
Center: Taylor Peak '12
Center: Dow Travers '12
Wing: James McGinn '12
Wing: Daniel Tondreys '14
Fullback: Ryan Jones '14

Brent Zajaczkowski'12

Second XV:

Cornell started out strongly scoring in the 15th minute. The conversion gave Cornell an early 7-0 lead.

Late in the first half prop Ed Freidman picked up the ball at the base of a ruck and through great individual effort dives into the try zone. After a missed conversion Brown is still down by two. (7-5 Cornell)

Freidman continued his aggressive play at the start of the second half with a strong run ending on the Cornell 15, but a knock on by the backs kills the scoring drive. But Brown keeps the pressure on. In the 5th minute of the second half, following a Brown line out inside the Cornell 22, the Bears maul toward the try line and ultimately pushed it in with a try by wing Collin Schofield'14. Blair Cameron converted for a 12-7 Brown lead.

In the 18th minute the determined play of Freidman payed off again as he stripped the ball from Cornell forward following a line out inside their own 5 meter and immediately dove into the try zone for his second try of the match. Cameron missed the conversion ending the scoring with Brown winning 19-7.

Second XV Squad
Prop: Ed Freidman
Hooker: Ian Georginna '15
Prop: Kavin Nunez '15
Lock: Dave Clark '14
Lock: Louis Campos ' 14
Flanker: Chris Latham '14
Scrum Half: Daniel Tondreys '14
Fly Half: Blair Cameron '13
Center: Brent Zajaczkowski '12
Center: Khalil Fuller '14
Wing: Alex Greene '14
Wing: Colin Schofield '14

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