Providence, RI – Princeton utilized a 7-0 third quarter outburst to break open a close game at halftime and cruise to a 13-2 Ivy League win over Brown at chilly Stevenson Field Saturday afternoon. The win lifts the Tigers to 3-0 in the Ivy League, 6-2 overall, while Brown falls to 0-2 in the league, 3-5 overall.
The Tigers held a 1-0 lead after one quarter and extended their lead to 2-0 on an Alex Capretta goal with 11:09 left in the second quarter.
Bears' senior captain Rob Schlesinger cut into the Tigers lead when he found the back of the net to pull the Bears to within 2-1 of the Tigers. Goals by Capretta and Forest Sonnenfeldt gave Princeton a 4-1 advantage with 3:17 left in the half.
Brown pulled to within 4-2 at the half with a little razzle-dazzle, successfully pulling off the hidden ball trick. Schlesinger and junior George Sherman faked the exchange with Sherman coming away with the ball. As the Princeton defense first followed Schlesinger, Sherman moved to his right unchallenged and found Schlesinger, who scored his second goal of the game with 48 seconds left in the quarter.
Unfortunately for Brown, halftime diffused any momentum the Bears had gained.
Princeton ran off seven unanswered goals in the third quarter and added two unchallenged goals in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Tigers goalie Tyler Fiorito may have been the difference in the game, making six first quarter saves and 16 saves overall. Mike McDonald, Capretta and Hunter DeButts scored two goals each for the Tigers.
Brown's defense forced 22 Princeton turnovers, led by junior Clay DelPrince, who forced five turnovers. Sophomore Will Round made four saves in goal for the Bears.
Coach Lars Tiffany's team hosts intrastate rival Bryant on Tuesday, April 3rd at Stevenson Field, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.