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Blynn, Gural (@Fords_Lacrosse, @THEDUKESLC) lead Brown past @TigerLacrosse; @PennMensLax falls to No. 1 Yale in OT

Saturday, 2nd April 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 4/2/16
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Leading 7-6 at the half, #3 Brown exploded for nine third quarter goals, including five by junior All-American attackman Dylan Molloy while Henry Blynn (Haverford School, Duke’s L.C.)scored three goals as hosts earned a 19-8 win over Princeton in an Ivy League game at Stevenson-Pincince Field.

The Bears remain unbeaten, extending their record to 8-0 overall, 2-0 in the Ivy League, while Princeton falls to 2-6 overall, 0-3 in Ivy play.

Molloy, who came into the game as the nation’s leader in scoring, finished the game with 11 points on six goals and five assists, with just one goal before intermission.

Senior attackman Blynn broke through with three goals and an assist for the Bears, while senior middy Brendan Caputo, senior middy Matt Graham and junior close defenseman Alec Tulett netted two goals each. Tulett also picked-up seven ground balls. Senior Kylor Bellistri, the nation’s second leading goal scorer, had a goal and four assists for the Bears.

Bears’ All-American senior goalie Jack Kelly made 10 saves, including several point-blank saves in the third and early fourth quarters. Freshman goalie Acie Newton came in with 7:26 left in the game and made four saves, helping to keep Princeton off the scoreboard in the fourth quarter.

Senior Will Gural (Haverford School, Duke’s LC) excelled in the face-off x once again, winning 13-of-20 face-offs and picking up eight ground balls.

After being out-shot by a 20-15 margin in the opening half, Brown out-shot Princeton, 26-16, in the second half to claim a 41-36 advantage in shots. The Bears also claimed a 40-29 advantage in ground balls.

The Tigers were paced by Austin Sims with three goals, while Carter Flaig added two goals.

While the game started out to be a Brown blowout of the Tigers, the momentum quickly changed.

Brown opened a 5-0 lead to start the game on goals by Graham, two by Blynn, one by Caputo and another by Tulett in the opening 8:57. The Tigers out-scored the Bears, 6-2 to close the half to swing the momentum in their favor and pull to within 7-6 at the half. Sims and Flaig each had two goals in the Tigers’ run.

Yale 11, Penn 10, OT

With five minutes left in the third quarter of Saturday’s game between the University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse team and top-ranked Yale at Reese Stadium, the Quakers were up 9-4 and looked like they might be on their way to an historic win.

Instead, Yale turned the table and showed why they hold that No. 1 ranking. Yale scored twice before the third quarter ended, then tacked on three more in the fourth to make it 9-9 with 4:20 left. Penn went back in front when Reilly Hupfeldt (Haverford School) finished a feed from Nick Doktor with 3:05 to play, but Yale again drew level when Michael Keasey scored from distance in a man-up situation with just 17 seconds left in regulation.

That set the stage for Ben Reeves. Penn won the overtime faceoff but quickly lost the ball. Yale came down to the other end, and Reeves made sure the Bulldogs would not lose it. He came around the left post from behind, turned and fired a shot into the upper corner, over Reed Junkin’s right shoulder. That gave the Bulldogs an 11-10 win in extra time.

Penn is now 5-4, and fell to 2-1 in Ivy League play. Yale is still unbeaten, at 8-0, and improved to 3-0 in the league.

Simon Mathias scored three goals for Penn, while Doktor had a massive game with two goals and three assists. At the other end, Keasey scored four times and Reeves had four points (1g, 3a).

Jeff Cimbalista (La Salle) scored two goals for Yale.

The score was 3-3 late in the first quarter, but Pat Berkery scored to put Penn ahead with just seven seconds left. That set the stage for a second quarter that was won by Penn, 3-1, thanks to goals from Doktor, Hupfeldt and Mathias. In the third, Doktor and Mathias scored, capping a 5-1 run that made it 9-4.

Yale’s first two goals in the comeback came 1:01 apart, from Keasey and Tyler Warner, and then in the fourth quarter the Bulldogs drew level on goals from Eric Scott, Keasey, and Jeff Cimbalista.

Penn had a strong showing on the face-off X on Saturday, winning 18 of the 25 draws. Junkin finished the game with eight saves, while Phil Huffard had five stops in the Yale cage.

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