Bellistri, Molloy Lead #5 Brown Past Michigan, 22-8

Bellistri, Molloy Lead #5 Brown Past Michigan, 22-8

Providence, R.I. - Senior attackman Kylor Bellistri (Potomac, MD) scored six goals and All-American junior attackman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY) added four goals to lead the #5 Brown men's lacrosse team to a 22-8 win over Michigan Saturday afternoon at Stevenson-Pincince Field.


Brown improves to 5-0 with the win, while Michigan falls to 3-3 overall.


Thirteen different Brown players scored goals for the Bears, who came into the game as the nation's highest scoring team with 17.75 goals per game.


Bellistri completed a 13-goal week for the Bears, scoring six goals on 11 shots. He had seven goals in a win over Holy Cross earlier this week. 


Molloy, who leads the nation in assists and points, netted his four goals on six shots, while adding two assists.


Senior attackman Henry Blynn (Villanova, PA) registered two goals and two assists for the Bears, while picking up five ground balls.  Freshman Carson Song (Charlotte, NC) and senior Bailey Tills (Denver, CO) each scored a goal and added four assists.  Senior All-American long stick middy Larken Kemp (Greenwich, CT) scored a goal and caused three turnovers.


Bears' All-American senior goalie Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) was once again brilliant in goal, making eight saves, while allowing three goals in three quarters of play.


Michigan goalie Gerald Logan carried the Wolverines for 52:34, making 17 saves, many from point blank range.


Brown set the tempo from the opening quarter, building a 6-1 lead on two goals each by Molloy and Bellistri, and goals by Blynn and senior middy Brendan Caputo (Westbury, NY).


Michigan's Brent Noseworthy scored early in the second quarter to draw the Wolverines to within 6-2 of the Bears.  The Bears closed the quarter with a 4-0 run behind a goal by Molloy and three more by Bellistri to build a 10-2 lead at intermission.


The Wolverines struck first to open the third quarter, an unassisted goal by Kyle Jackson, cutting Brown's lead to 10-3.


Brown broke the game open with 10 straight goals, including eight goals to close the third quarter and two more to open the final quarter, to grab a 20-3 advantage following Song's first career goal with 10:16 remaining in the game. In the 10-0 run, sophomore long stick Max Gustafson (Sherborn, MA) scored his first career goal on an assist by Kelly.


The fifth-ranked Bears travel to Boston, Mass., on Saturday, March 19 for their Ivy League opener against #8 Harvard. Face-off at Harvard Stadium is 1:00 pm.