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Previewing Brown’s 2018 Schedule

The Bears will need to find a way to replace Dylan Molloy’s production on offense.

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The Brown Bears are the 68th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the seventh and final team from the Ivy League. The Bears went 10-6 in Mike Daly’s first year as head coach and made it to the Ivy League championship, where they lost to Yale by a goal.

Here’s the entire 2018 schedule:

Brown’s 2018 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
2/17 Brown Quinnipiac 25-9 W
2/24 Brown Stony Brook 27-15 L
3/3 Rutgers Brown 13-11 L
3/6 Brown Villanova 17-15 L
3/17 Brown Harvard Ivy League 13-8 W
3/20 Brown Holy Cross 17-14 W
3/24 UMass Brown 10-9 W/OT
3/31 Princeton Brown Ivy League 21-11 L, 17-15 W
4/7 Brown Penn Ivy League 11-8 W
4/14 Yale Brown Ivy League 18-12 L, 10-9 L
4/17 Providence Brown Ocean State Cup 13-12 W/2OT
4/21 Brown Cornell Ivy League 13-10 W
4/24 Bryant Brown Ocean State Cup 14-12 W
4/28 Dartmouth Brown Ivy League 20-5 W

Brown’s schedule remains the same from a year ago in terms of opponents.

Let’s check out some notable games on this schedule:

Best Nonconference Game: vs. Providence

The Ocean State Cup could go to a different team this year, and the Friars might be that team. They were one-goal short of winning the Big East title and bring back key contributors on offense. The edge they may have is their goalie, Tate Boyce. He has a little more experience than the young Phil Goss has.

Best Conference Game: vs. Princeton

Speaking of really good freshmen, Michael Sowers might be the best of them all. The Bears allowed five goals and four assists in their first meeting, but limited him to four goals and one assist the second meeting. No more Ben Reeves after this season, but Brown will have to deal with Sowers and Cornell’s Jeff Teat for three more seasons.

Under The Radar Game: @ Villanova

Like Rutgers, the Wildcats edged the Bears by two goals last year. They don’t have Jake Froccaro or Jack Curran back, but they do bring back Christian Cuccinello, who recorded four goals and four assists in the win. Brown will have to build on their defense after losing Alec Tulett and Larken Kemp from a year ago.

Possible Upset: vs. Rutgers

The Scarlet Knights are college lacrosse’s team on the rise. They came close to making the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons, and 2018 looks like their year to break through. Adam Charalambides returns from injury and will have Kiernan Mullins at attack. In previous years, Dylan Molloy was the offensive producer. But with him gone, the Bears will need to see more of Luke McCaleb and Jack Kniffin on attack, as well as La Salle College High School product Stephen Hudak up at midfield, who had a breakout season with 43 points, leading all middies.

For other schedules and team rosters, check out our Men’s Division I matrix.