April 12, 2008

#16 Brown Streaks To Seventh Straight Win, 8-5, Over Penn

April 12, 2008

Final Stats

Philadelphia, PA - Juniors Kyle Hollingsworth and Jack Walsh scored three goals each, and goalie Jordan Burke made 19 saves to lead the 16th ranked Brown men's lacrosse team to its seventh straight win, 8-5, over Penn at Franklin Field. The Bears (8-2 overall) also stayed unbeaten in the Ivy League with a 3-0 record, while Penn falls to 5-5 overall and 3-3 in the Ivy League.

Burke, the nation's leader in goals against average (5.88) and save percentage (.695), was peppered with 57 shots as the Quakers out-shot the Bears by a 57-22 margin. Burke frustrated the Quakers all day, making eight saves in the first half, and turning aside 11 shots in the second half as Brown took control of the contest. With the game on the line in the fourth quarter, Penn rifled 18 shots at Burke while he made five saves and allowed just one goal.

After falling behind 3-1 with 6:48 left in the second quarter, Brown had the better of play for the rest of the day, tying the game, 3-3, at the half following goals by Walsh and Hollingsworth.

Walsh's second goal of the game early in the third quarter gave Brown the lead for good, 4-3, and freshman Andrew Feinberg's goal with 8:38 left in the quarter capped a 4-0 Brown run, to put the Bears in the lead, 5-3.

Following a goal by Penn's Alex Weber that cut the Brown advantage to 5-4 after three quarters, Hollingsworth and Walsh scored in the fourth quarter to put Brown in control, 7-4 with 4:45 left in the game. Craig Andrzejewski scored for the Quakers to make it 7-5 with 3:06 left on the clock, but Hollingsworth completed the hat-trick with his third goal, scoring with 38 seconds remaining to ice the game.

Junior Brady Williams also scored a goal for the Bears, while sophomore Zach Caldwell, sophomore Thomas Muldoon, Feinberg, Hollingsworth, and Walsh each registered one assist.

The Quakers were led by Al Kohart with two goals, while goalie Chris Casey made nine saves for Penn.

The Bears will look to stay unbeaten in the Ivy League on Wednesday, April 16, hosting Harvard in a 7:00 p.m. game at Stevenson Field.