Molloy’s Four Goals Leads Brown Over Quinnipiac, 13-6, In Season Opener
Hamden, CT – Freshman attackman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY) scored four goals in his collegiate debut, and sophomore goalie Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) made 18 saves, to lift Brown (1-0) to a 13-6 season opening win over Quinnipiac (0-1) Saturday afternoon.
Molloy's four goals came on seven shots. Junior Tim Jacob (Palo Alto, CA) also had a big game for the Bears with three goals, while senior Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO) scored a goal and distributed four assists. Sophomores Kylor Bellistri (Potomac, MD) and Bailey Tills (Denver, CO) scored two goals each. Senior Tom Capone (Watertown, NY) won nine face-offs and picked up six ground balls.
Kelly got the starting nod in the Brown goal and responded with 18 saves, including 10 in the first half.
The Bobcats were led by Ryan Keenan, who netted two goals.
Brown opened up a 2-0 first quarter lead with Molloy christening the season by scoring his first career goal, followed by a Bellistri goal late in the quarter for a two goal Brown advantage.
The Bobcats got their offense going with two straight goals to open the second quarter, tying the score, 2-2, on Evan Weldon's goal at 10:53.
Sophomore Brendan Caputo (Westbury, NY) put the Bears back on top for good, 3-2, with 3:35 left in the half on a pass from sophomore Tills. The Bears kept the pressure on Quinnipiac and grabbed a 4-2 lead at the half on Hurster's goal with just 42 seconds left.
Head coach Lars Tiffany's team broke the game open in the third quarter, scoring four more unanswered goals to grab an 8-2 lead on two goals each by Molloy and Jacob.
Three Quinnipiac goals in the span of 44 seconds got the Wildcats back in the game, 8-5, with 2:12 left in the quarter.
Tills scored for the Bears with 53 seconds left in the quarter to put the Bears back up by four goals, 9-5, heading into the final quarter.
Fourth quarter goals by Bellistri, Jacob and Molloy lifted the Bears to a 12-5 advantage, while Tills finished up the scoring for the Bears with a late goal.
Brown hosts UMass in its home opener on Saturday, March 1 at Stevenson Field, starting at 1:00 pm.