Poughkeepsie, NY – Senor attackman Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO) scored six goals, including the game-winning score with 4:47 remaining, to propel the Brown men's lacrosse team to a 13-11 victory over Marist Tuesday evening at Tenney Stadium. Brown improves to 5-3 overall with the win, while Marist falls to 3-5.
With the game tied, 11-11, Hurster put the Bears on top for good, 12-11, on a pass from junior Tim Jacob (Palo Alto, CA) with just under five minutes to play.
Following a point-blank save by Bears' goalie Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) with 1:11 remaining, Hurster added an insurance goal with 13 seconds left in regulation for the final margin of victory.
Hurster's six goals came on just six shots. Jacob also had a big game for the Bears with three goals and an assist. Kelly was brilliant in the Brown goal once again, making 16 saves as the Bears were out-shot by the Red Foxes by a 46-24 margin.
The Bears opened a 4-3 lead after one quarter on two goals by Jacob, and one each by Hurster and sophomore Kylor Bellistri (Potomac, MD).
Marist opened up the second quarter with two straight goals by Colin Joka to grab a 5-4 advantage. The two teams exchanged goals, Hurster scoring for the Bears and Mike Begley for the Red Foxes, to keep Marist in the lead, 6-5, with 4:05 remaining in the quarter.
Consecutive goals by Jacob, sophomore Brendan Caputo (Westbury, NY) and senior Brady Williams (New York, NY) with 16 seconds remaining gave Brown the lead at intermission, 8-6. Kelly had seven first half saves for the Bears to keep the Red Foxes at bay in the opening 30 minutes.
Brown led by as many as three goals late in the quarter, 11-8, following consecutive goals by freshman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY) and Hurster with 54 seconds remaining. Marist trailed, 11-9, after three quarters on a goal by Joseph Rudin with just two seconds remaining.
Marist controlled the action at the outset of the final quarter, getting goals from Radin and Drew Nesmith with 11:34 remaining to even the score, 11-11.
Brown returns to Ivy League action on Saturday, March 29, hosting Princeton at Stevenson Field, with face-off scheduled for 3 pm. The game is aired live on the Ivy League Digital Network.