March 29, 2014

Jack Kelly’s 16 Saves Lifts Brown Over #15 Princeton, 11-10

Providence, R.I. - Sophomore goalie Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) made 16 saves and sophomore Kylor Bellistri (Potomac, MD) provided the offense with three goals to lead Brown to an 11-10 Ivy League win over #15 Princeton, beating the Tigers for the first time since 2008.

 

The Bears improve to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in the Ivy League, while Princeton falls to 4-4, 1-2 in Ivy play.

 

The difference in the game was the outstanding play in goal by Kelly, who made 16 saves overall, including seven in the final quarter as Princeton tried to get back in the game from a five goal deficit.  Princeton goalie Matt O'Connor finished with nine saves.

 

Bellistri's three goals came on three shots, while sophomore Brendan Caputo (Westbury, NY), freshman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY) and senior Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO) netted two goals each for the Bears.

 

The high scoring Tigers were led by Tom Schreiber's three goals, while Jake Froccaro and Mike McDonald added two goals each.

 

Brown dominated the game through the first three quarters, building a 9-5 lead.  Senior face-off specialist Tommy Capone (Watertown, NY) captured 12-of-16 face-offs in the first 45 minutes.

 

Brown increased its lead to five goals, 10-5, when Molloy scored his second goal of the game 46 seconds into the fourth quarter.

 

The Tigers came storming back with three straight goals, pulling to within 10-8 on a goal by Ryan Ambler with 5:24 left on the clock.

 

Bears' junior middy Tyler Landis (Coppell, TX) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal on an unassisted score with 4:38 remaining.  Princeton cut the lead to one goal, 11-10 with 3:28 left on goals by McDonald and Schreiber, his third of the game.

 

Brown's defense stepped up in the waning moments, keeping the Tigers from getting off a good shot as time expired.

 

The Bears earned a 26-22 advantage in ground balls behind Capone' seven ground balls. The shots were all even at 39 each.

 

The Bears travel to Philadelphia for an Ivy League battle against Penn next Saturday, April 5. Face-off is 1pm at Franklin Field.