Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/29/15
From Press Release
On a day when both goalies took center stage, a pair of Haverford School grads played huge supporting roles for the Brown Bears when they were needed most today.
Henry Blynn scored four goals and Will Gural won five straight face-offs during the game’s crucial stretch as No. 12 Brown defeated No. 9 Princeton 10-8 in a matchup of Ivy League unbeatens.
The teams came in averaging nearly 30 goals per game between them and they combined to take 96 shots. Brown’s Jack Kelly and Princeton’s Eric Sanschagrin were tremendous in goal, though, keeping the score from reflecting the track meet the game was. Each goalie made 15 saves, many of them spectacular.
Princeton also held Dylan Molloy, the nation’s top scorer with 41 goals, to no goals (and two assists) on 12 shots. In his place, Blynn stepped up with his four, including three during Brown’s four-goal third quarter and consecutive goals after Princeton had tied it at 5-5.
The Bears would build the lead to 10-5 with the 5-0 run that covered the third and fourth quarters. Gural won 12 of 21 face-offs for the game, including 8 of 13 in the second half.
Ryan Ambler, a Abington HS grad, had three assists for Princeton, giving the junior 99 career points (48G, 51A). Gavin McBride, another Haverford product, had a Princeton goal, making him the only player on the team with at least one point in every game this season.