Brown First XV v. Ithaca College First XV

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Ithaca College gave this non-conference fixture a good effort but was no match for the Bears who scored a lopsided 59-5 win.

Brown scored in the first 90 seconds from a scrum approximately 40 meters out. Brown broke to the blind side with scrum half Peter Smith passing to number 10 Jon Kim who gave a timely pass to left wing Christos Economos for the try. Within 15 minutes Brown had scored twice more on driving lineouts with flanker Sean Lumkong and number 8 Jae Kim getting the tries. Brown scored but one more try in the first half as R.J. Oris burst through the defense for 15 meters, passed to Jon Kim who threw a long pass to Christos who tallied his second try. Jon Kim converted all four first half conversions some from wide angles and 6 of 9 for the match.

Outside these four scores Brown played 20 minutes of the 35 minute first half without another try. The forwards seemed flat and the backs dropped too many balls and aimlessly kicked away too much good possession. Unusually hot summer 80 degree weather in Ithaca could have been the culprit as Brown’s handling, decision making and energy was simply not operating at full throttle

Some strategic halftime replacements were made to re-energize the team. Freshman Campbell O’Conor took over at fullback and within 3 minutes, after a lineout drive, the ball went wide to Campbell who with a big overlap, scored easily. Three minutes later R.J. again broke wide for a try. With Kim’s conversion, Brown lead 40-0 with 29 minutes still to play. Nine minutes later Ithaca scored its only points on a nice run by the fullback from a poor Brown clearing kick. In the last 15 minutes, junior Sean Lumkong , freshman flanker Will Zeller, and sophomore flanker Chase Bekkerus all scored tries with Kim adding two conversions for 17 additional points.

Scoring Summary

First Half

1.5 min:
Brown Try (Christos Economos) - 5
Conversion (Jon Kim) - 2

5 min:

Brown Try (Sean Lumkong) - 5
Conversion (Alex Ogilvy) - 2

14 min:
Brown Try (Jae Kim) - 5
Conversion (Jon Kim) - 2

25 min:
Brown Try (Cristos Economos) - 5
Conversion (Jon Kim) - 2

First Half :Brown 28 | Ithica College 0

Second Half
38 min:
Brown Try (Campbell Conor) - 5

41 min:
Brown Try (R.J. Oris) - 5
Conversion (Jon Kim) - 2

50 min:
Ithaca College - 5

55 min:
BrownTry (Sean Lumkong) - 5
Conversion (Jon Kim) - 2

58 min:
Brown Try (Chace Bekkerus) - 5

62 min:
Brown Try (Will Zeller) - 5
Conversion (Jon Kim) - 2

Second Half: Brown 31 | Cornell 5

Final Score: Brown 59 | Ithica College 5

Brown Squad

  1. Max Spurrell ’21
  2. Adam Eberle ’22
  3. Dan Archer ’23, replaced at 7 minutes by Brett Geiss ’23
  4. Austin Royer ’21
  5. Brett Geiss ’23, replaced at 7 minutes by Eric Zhao ’21
  6. Eric Zhao ’21, replaced at 7 minutes by William Zeller ’23, replaced at 50 minutes by Chase Bekkerus ’22 
  7. Sean Lumkong ’21, replaced at 55 minutes by William Zeller ’23
  8. Jae Kim ’20
  9. Peter Smith ’22, replaced at half by Lucas Tay ’23
  10. Jon Kim ’22
  11. Christos Economos ’21
  12. R.J. Oris ’20, replaced at 50 minutes by Pablo Lavilla ’23
  13. Alex Ogilvy ’20, replaced at 55 minutes by Sean Lumkong
  14. Hudson Lee ’22, replaced at 50 minutes by Jack Schaeffer ’22
  15. Lucas Tay ’23, replaced at half by Campbell O’Conor ’23, replaced at 55 minutes by Alex Ogilvy ’20