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Philly rivalry: @Fords_Lacrosse grads Blynn, Gural help Brown top Michigan, improve to 4-0

Monday, 9th March 2015

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/9/15
From Press Release and Staff Report

Brown’s offensive juggernaut continued Sunday afternoon against Michigan as the visiting Bears claimed a 22-12 win over the Wolverines at Oosterbaan Field House field behind sophomore Dylan Molloy’s career high eight goals and big games from Haverford School grads Henry Blynn and Will Gural.

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Haverford School teammates collide: Former Fords Henry Blynn (left) and Will Gural (right) enjoy a post-game reunion with former teammate Paxton Moore of Michigan after Sunday’s game. Brown won, 22-12, to stay undefeated

Brown extended its record to 4-0 overall, its best start since 2004, while Michigan fell to 3-3 overall.

The 22 goals scored by the Bears are the most since a 23-5 win over Providence in 1996. Brown, who out-shot Michigan by a 68-41 margin, leads the nation in scoring with 18.5 goals per game.

Molloy, the nation’s leading scorer, who had a then career best seven goals against UMass last week, scored his eight goals on 17 shots. With five assists, Molloy tied the Brown record of 13 points, held by USILA Player of the Year Darren Lowe ’92 against Boston College in 1991 and All-American Oliver Marti ’93 vs. New Hampshire in 1993.

Junior attackmen Blynn and Kylor Bellistri added to the scoring assault, each netting four goals to give Brown’s starting attack 16 goals for the afternoon. Junior middy Brendan Caputo and senior captain Tim Jacob (Palo Alto, CA) chipped in with two goals each.

Junior Jack Kelly registered 14 saves in goal for the Bears. Junior Gural had a big day in the face-off x, winning 20 of 33 face-offs and picking up a game high nine ground balls.

Blynn, who was a standout as a freshman two years ago and missed all of the 2014 season with injuries, has 10 goals and four assists this year. Gural, who was the No. 2 face-off specialist last year for Brown, has won 59 of 96 draws this year.

For Michigan on Sunday, former Blynn and Gural teammate Paxton Moore (Haverford School), an LSM, had a goal and three groundballs. Chase Young (St. Joseph’s Prep) had three groundballs and a caused turnover.

The Wolverines were paced by Peter Krause with three goals and two assists, and Kyle Jackson, who added two goals. Goalie Gerald Logan had 11 saves, while allowing 20 goals.

Brown opens its Ivy League season next Saturday, March 14, hosting #13/16 Harvard at Stevenson Field, starting at 3pm. Tickets for all Brown lacrosse games can be purchased online, calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or walking up to the Box Office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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