#8 Princeton Topples #19 Brown, 15-8

Princeton, NJ -  Eighth-ranked Princeton broke the game open with a 10-0 run from midway through the first quarter to early in the final quarter, to earn a 15-8 win over Brown in an Ivy League game at Class of 1952 Stadium.  Princeton extends its record to 6-2 overall, 2-1 in the Ivy League, while the Bears drop to 5-3 overall, 1-1 in Ivy play.

 

Senior middy Alex Jones (Annapolis, MD) led the Bears' scoring with three goals, while junior Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO) had two goals and an assist. Freshman Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) made 12 saves in the Brown goal.

 

Princeton came out firing and out-shot the Bears by a 47-31 margin, including a 24-11 advantage in the opening 30 minutes.

 

The Tigers' were led by senior Jeff Froccaro, who registered four goals and one assist. Younger brother, freshman Jake Froccaro also found the back of the net, registering a hat-trick for the Tigers.

 

Brown had the better of play in the first seven minutes, opening up a 2-1 lead with Jones scoring two goals midway through the opening quarter.   The Tigers went on a 10-0 spurt to break the game open, scoring three goals to end the second quarter, three more in the second quarter and third quarters, and one to open the fourth quarter for an 11-3 lead.

 

The Bears finally got on track with four straight goals in the fourth quarter, including one each by freshman Bailey Tills (Denver, CO), sophomore Corbin Booker (Philadelphia, PA), freshman Henry Blynn (Villanova, PA) and Hurster with 10:39 left in the game to trail 11-6.

 

Jake Froccaro scored for the Tigers to give Princeton a 12-6 advantage, but Hurster answered with his second goal to cut the Tigers' advantage to 13-7 with 5:57 remaining to play.  But that as close as the Bears would get down the stretch.

 

Brown is back in action again on Saturday, April 6, hosting Penn in a key Ivy game at Stevenson Field.  Face-off is scheduled for 3 pm.