#15 Princeton Takes 21-11 Win Over Brown

Matt Graham '17
Matt Graham '17

Princeton, N.J. – Brown had its three game winning streak over Princeton snapped Saturday afternoon at Class of 1952 Stadium with the Tigers coming away with a 21-11 win over the Bears behind five goals each by Gavin McBride and Michael Sowers.


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


Bears' senior middy Matt Graham (Amityville, NY) and sophomore Jackson Newsome (Arlington, VA) scored two goals each to lead the Bears, with Graham adding two assists and Newsome registering his first goals of the season.  Junior Ted Ottens (Wilton, CT) won 21-of-36 face-offs and picked-up a team high eight ground balls.


Brown senior Tewaaraton Award winner Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY) had three points, scoring one goal and handing out two assists.  He moved into 13th place in all-time NCAA scoring with 290 career points.


Senior All-American Larken Kemp (Greenwich, CT), recognized as the top long stick middy in the nation, had a goal and two assists for the Bears to move into second place in all-time long pole scoring with 48 career points, trailing the all-time mark of 55 points by Bryant's Mason Poli. Kemp also caused three turnovers.


Sowers had nine points for the Tigers on five goals and four assists, while McBride added one assist for six points.  Zach Currier registered a goal and six assists and picked-up a game high 11 ground balls.


The Tigers had an advantage in the trenches, holding a 45-36 advantage in ground balls.


Brown held a 3-2 lead with 2:03 left in the opening quarter following a goal by junior Stephen Hudak (Rydal, PA).


The Tigers responded with five straight goals, first by Charlie Durbin and Riley Thompson to close out the second quarter, and then Dawson McKenzie, Durbin and Adam Hardej scored to open the second quarter and build a 7-3 advantage with 10:39 left in the second quarter.


Bears' freshman Jack Kniffin (Darien, CT) stopped the Tigers' run with a goal at 9:38 of the second quarter to trail 7-4, but Princeton answered with three straight goals to take control and pull ahead by an 11-4 margin.   Graham scored for the Bears with 1:32 left to trail 11-5 at the half.


Molloy's goal early in the third quarter cut Princeton's lead to 11-6, but the Tigers kept their foot on the accelerator, outscoring the Bears, 5-3, in the third and 5-3 in the fourth quarter to cruise to the victory.


Brown returns to Stevenson-Pincince Field on Saturday, April 8 to battle the Penn Quakers in an Ivy League game.  Face-off is 1:00 pm.