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Northern California Lacrosse: Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS) Sponsored The San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic Between Brown And North Carolina On Oct. 10 (Video)


The San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic, a NCAA Division I mens lacrosse game between Brown and North Carolina, was held in San Francisco on October 10, 2009. All proceeds from the event benefit the Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS), which supports programs that create opportunities and increase access for low-income children in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in organized sports and education programs.

Northern California Lacrosse: The Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS) Raises Funds For Lacrosse Programs Benefitting Low-Income Children In The San Francisco Bay Area


The Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS) supports programs that create opportunities and increase access for low-income children in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in organized sports and education programs. Proceeds from its annual fundraiser, the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic, benefit the Foundation and the programs it supports.

San Francisco Lacrosse Fall Classic: North Carolina Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Brown 13-5 With Proceeds Going To Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS)


The tone of the game was set in the first half by the Tar Heel defense, which forced numerous turnovers and failed clears and held the Bears off the scoreboard in the first 30 minutes while the Tar Heels scored five goals of their own. Brown goalkeeper Matt Chriss was outstanding in the opening two periods, making 10 saves for a .667 save percentage.

The tone of the game was set in the first half by the Tar Heel defense, which forced numerous turnovers and failed clears and held the Bears off the scoreboard in the first 30 minutes while the Tar Heels scored five goals of their own. Brown goalkeeper Matt Chriss was outstanding in the opening two periods, making 10 saves for a .667 save percentage.

North Carolina and Brown, two schools who both played in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, traveled the width of the nation Saturday to meet in the first-ever San Francisco Lacrosse Fall Classic at historic Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park. The Tar Heels prevailed 13-5 over the Bears but the biggest winner on the day was BAYS, the Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation.

All proceeds from the event went to charity as a crowd of 4,789 fans attended the event at the former long-time home of the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers played their game at Kezar from 1946-70.

After long trips to the Bay Area on Friday from the East Coast, both UNC head coach Joe Breschi and Brown head coach Lars Tiffany made liberal use of their benches.

The tone of the game was set in the first half by the Tar Heel defense, which forced numerous turnovers and failed clears and held the Bears off the scoreboard in the first 30 minutes while the Tar Heels scored five goals of their own. Brown goalkeeper Matt Chriss was outstanding in the opening two periods, making 10 saves for a .667 save percentage.

Neither team marked in the opening eight plus minutes before UNC sophomore midfielder Jimmy Dunster scored an unassisted goal with 6:14 left in the period. Three minutes later, sophomore attackman Thomas Wood took a bounce pass from Logan Corey and scored low to high with a bounce shot to make it 2-0. Billy Bitter finished off the scoring in the first quarter, scoring despite a triple team with a shot that eked over the goal line by just a couple of inches at 1:34.

UNC added two goals in the second quarter. Sophomore midfielder Jeff Muscatello scored on a high, hard shot at 7:35. Then sophomore defensive midfielder Chris Layne, who along with Muscatello and defensive midfielder Tyler Morton comprised one of the three offensive midfield units, scored the first of his two goals off an assist by Bitter with 4:27 left in the half.

Chris Madalon went the opening half in goal for UNC and made three saves.

Both teams scored three goals in the third quarter. Dunster got his second goal of the game at 13:32 off an assist by senior midfielder Sean Burke. Brown then struck for back-to-back goals to get on the scoreboard, both off nice assists to cut the margin to 6-2. Rob Schlesinger scored off a pass by San Francisco native and University High School graduate Parker Brown at 12:58, followed by a goal by Dan O’Brien assisted by Julian Musikant at 10:06.

UNC’s Thomas Wood scored his second goal of the game with an assist from fellow sophomore Dunster at 6:28 but Brown answered 56 seconds later as Andrew Feinberg finished his off scoring opportunity nicely via a pass from Thomas Muldoon. The Tar Heels closed the scoring in the quarter on Tyler Morton’s goal at 2:42, assisted by Jeff Muscatello.

The Tar Heels pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Bears, 5-2. UNC scored back-to-back unassisted goals by Burke and Layne at 14:11 and 12:43, respectively. Senior defenseman Sean Jackson then broke a clear, scooped up the ground ball and fed a wide-open Marcus Holman, a freshman attackman, for an easy goal on the crease at 9:28.

The two teams traded goals the rest of the way. Feinberg scored unassisted on a behind-the-back shot while rolling the crease at 5:34. UNC freshman midfielder Cam Wood, who played on the third midfield, scored unassisted at 2:45 to make 12-4. Brown got its last score with 1:01 to play on George Sherman’s unassisted goal. On the ensuing face-off, UNC closed out the scoring for the day at the 52-second mark as freshman attackman Stephen Burns fed Marcus Holman for Holman’s second goal of the match.

James Petracca played the second 30 minutes in goal for UNC, making six saves. Noah Beatty and Wills Curley each played 15 minutes in the second half for Brown.

100 percent of the proceeds from the event went directly to the BAYS Foundation to support programs and organizations that provide opportunities and increase access for low-income youth in the Bay Area to participate in organized sports programs.

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“Showdown In San Francisco” Fall Lacrosse Classic Pits #9 UNC Against #12 Brown University At Kezar Stadium: First-Ever Top 20 NCAA Division I Lacrosse Clash In Northern California Hosted By The Bay Area Youth Sports (BAYS) Foundation


San Francisco Lacrosse 2009 fall classicTwo of the nation’s top NCAA lacrosse programs – the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the Brown University Bears – will face off in the inaugural San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic, scheduled for Kezar Stadium at 3 pm on October 10, 2009 .

 Ranked 6th and 11th nationally, UNC and Brown’s historic clash at the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic will mark the first time that two NCAA Division I men’s teams have ever met head-to-head in Northern California. 

 “That two elite lacrosse programs are traveling across the country to play each other speaks volumes about the growth of lacrosse in California ,” said Braden Edwards , event organizer and two-time All-American lacrosse player at Gettysburg College . 

 Lacrosse has been the fastest growing high school and college sport over the past ten years, and there are now more than 10,000 youth lacrosse players in California , an increase of over 200% since 2001.

San Francisco Fall Lacrosse UNC “Playing North Carolina this fall provides a tremendous opportunity to showcase the Brown program and the sport of lacrosse in Northern California ”, said Brown head coach Lars Tiffany. 

 Prior to the start of the competition, free youth clinics will be held for kids 4th – 8th grade, featuring players from the participating teams; and a free coaches clinic will be held for local youth and high school coaches with the coaching staffs from Brown and North Carolina.

 “Being selected to participate in the inaugural event is quite an honor.  My team and staff cannot wait to get to the San Francisco Bay area in October to face-off against Brown and participate in helping grow the sport in the area”, continued North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi.

 100% of the proceeds from the event will go directly to the BAYS Foundation. 

Bay Area Youth Sports FoundationABOUT BAY AREA YOUTH SPORTS FOUNDATION – The BAYS Foundation works to strengthen programs and organizations that provide opportunities and increase access for low-income youth in the Bay Area to participate in organized sports in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.  www.sfbays.org

 For additional information on the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic, please contact Erik Whiteford or visit www.sflacrosse.com.  Tickets are currently available for purchase at www.sflacrosse.com/tickets.html.