Schlesinger’s Goal With 11 Seconds Remaining Lifts Brown Over Penn, 11-10

Schlesinger’s Goal With 11 Seconds Remaining Lifts Brown Over Penn, 11-10

Philadelphia, PA - Senior Rob Schlesinger's unassisted goal with 11 seconds left in the game lifted Brown to its first Ivy League win, 11-10, over Penn at Franklin Field Saturday evening.  The win gets the Bears (4-6 overall, 1-2 Ivy) back in contention for an Ivy League playoff berth, while Penn falls to 1-7 overall, 0-4 in Ivy play.


With time winding down, Schlesinger started his move to the goal with 15 seconds remaining, coming around from behind the goal to the left side, beating Penn goalie Brian Feeney to the far post for the game-winning score.


Sophomore Sam Hurster led the Brown attack with three goals, while senior Parker Brown, senior Dan O'Brien and freshman Nick Piroli netted two goals each.  Schlesinger added an assist to go with his goal.


John Conneely and Anthony Adler, who each netted three goals, led the Quakers.


Brown out-shot the Quakers by a 23-17 margin, and was successful on 16 of 17 clears.  The Bears successfully rode Penn, with the Quakers having seven failed clears.


Brown fell behind 5-2 after one quarter, but came storming back to out-score the Quakers, 3-0, in the second quarter on goals by Hurster, junior Roger Ferguson and Hurster again with 1:02 remaining, to tie the game, 5-5, at the half.


The sea-saw battle continued in the second half with Penn taking an early 6-5 lead on a goal by Dan Savage. Brown answered with another 3-0 run on goals by Parker Brown, Piroli and O'Brien to build an 8-6 lead with 5:41 left in the third quarter.


Adler scored for the Quakers to cut Brown's lead to 8-7, but Hurster netted his third goal of the game with 2:23 left in the quarter to put the Bears back ahead by two goals, 9-7, heading into the final quarter of play.


Penn scored three straight goals to open the fourth quarter, the last by Ryan Parietti with 5:20 remaining, to lift the Quakers to a 10-9 lead.


Following a face-off win by sophomore Tommy Capone, Parker Brown tied the game for the Bears, 10-10, on his second goal of the game with 3:31 remaining.


Capone won another face-off to give Brown the ball and a chance for another scoring opportunity. O'Brien's shot with 52 seconds remaining sailed wide, but Brown retained possession.


Coach Lars Tiffany's team will be back in action again on Friday, April 13, hosting Yale at Stevenson Field, starting at 7:00 p.m.