Piscataway, N.J. – Kieran Mullins scored three of his game high four goals in the fourth quarter to lift #10 Rutgers (5-0) to a 13-11 win over #19 Brown (1-2) Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Stadium.
Senior Tewaaraton Award winner Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY) and junior Stephen Hudak (Rydal, PA) each scored three goals and added an assist for Brown. Senior Matt Graham (Amityville, NY) added two goals for the Bears.
Bears' freshman goalie Phil Goss (San Francisco, CA) made 12 of his 19 saves in the opening half as Rutgers out-shot the Bears by a 47-45 margin overall.
Jeff George and Christian Scarpello each scored two goals for Rutgers, who has its highest national ranking since the 2004 season. Max Edelmann registered eight saves in net for the Scarlet Knights.
With the score tied, 3-3, early in the second quarter, Brown got consecutive goals by Molloy, Ted Ottens (Wilton, CT) off a face-off, and Michael Panepinto (Needham, MA), to grab a 6-3 advantage with 8:01 remaining.
Rutgers cut the Bears lead to one goal at the half, 6-5, on late goals by George and Mullins.
The Scarlet Knights' Joe Francisco won the face-off to open the second half and went down to score and tie the game, 6-6.
Molloy and freshman Jack Kniffin (Darien, CT) put the Bears up by two goals, 8-6, but Rutgers quickly answered on goals by George, Connor Murphy and Chad Tolliver to give the Scarlet Knights their first lead of the game, 9-8, with 3:16 left in the third quarter.
Graham and Stephen Hudak scored for the Bears sandwiched around a goal by Christian Scarpello and the game was tied, 10-10, heading into the fourth quarter.
Mullins scored two straight goals to give Rutgers a 12-10 lead with 10:58 left. Hudak scored at 4:36 for the Bears to pull to within 12-11, but Mullins iced the game for the Scarlet Knights with his fourth goal with 2:16 remaining.
Brown returns to action again on Tuesday, March 7, hosting Villanova in an afternoon contest. All the action starts at 4:00 pm at Stevenson-Pincince Field.