2022 Schedule Preview: Brown Bears

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The Brown Bears are the 45th DI team and fourth from the Ivy League to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Bears played just one game last season, beating Boston U. 12-5 in a late-April matchup.

Bears’ 2022 Schedule:

2/23North CarolinaBrown
3/5ProvidenceBrownOcean State Cup
3/12BrownStony Brook
3/19HarvardBrownIvy League
4/2BrownPrincetonIvy league
4/9PennBrownIvy League
4/16BrownYaleIvy League
4/23CornellBrownIvy League
4/26BrownBryantOcean State Cup
4/30BrownDartmouthIvy League

New Opponents

North Carolina, UMass, Vermont

Team’s Dropped

Sacred Heart, Virginia

Key Games

2/23 @ North Carolina: The first big test of the season for the Bears comes in the form of a road matchup against the North Carolina Tar Heels, who are coming off a Championship Weekend appearance last season. It’ll be the first meeting between the two since 2013 and should be an exciting matchup with the amount of talent up and down each roster, and the fast-paced style each can play.

3/5 @ Providence: After not being played for last season, the Ocean State Cup is back in contention for between Brown, Bryant, and Providence. The last time the Bears and Friars met was in 2020 and the Friars pulled out a 13-12 overtime win. With the past four meetings between these two crosstown foes being split, 2-2, and each game being decided by an average of 1.25 goals, you can almost be sure it’ll be another tight contest between these two in 2022.

4/9 @ Penn: The last time the Ivy League played was in 2019. During that season, Brown faced Penn twice and fell each time, losing 16-9 in the regular season and 13-12 in the Ivy League semifinals. With both of these teams looking to be near the top half of the conference, a win over Penn would certainly help Brown stay where they have been in recent years, and maybe help them move up.

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