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Hudak (@Lasalle_Sports) scores 5 to lead Brown past Princeton in Ivy semis; Sowers, McBride set records

Saturday, 6th May 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 5/7/17
From Press Release

Junior middy Stephen Hudak (La Salle) scored a career high five goals and senior All-American atttackman Dylan Molloy registered four goals and two assists to lift Brown to a 17-15 come-from-behind win over Princeton Friday to gain a berth in the Ivy League finals.

The Bears (10-5, 5-2 Ivy) will face host Yale – quadruple-overtime winner over Pdenn – on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. at Yale’s Reese Stadium for the Ivy Tournament Championship on ESPNU. The winner of Sunday’s Championship game will gain the Ivy League’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

Trailing 12-10 with 11:23 left in the game, Brown reeled off seven unanswered goals to take a 17-10 lead. Goals by junior Michael Panepinto and freshman Luke McCaleb tied the game, 12-12, and Molloy gave the Bears their first lead of the game with a rocket into the back of the net with 7:30 left.

Hudak scored his fourth goal for a 14-12 Brown lead, and sophomore Jackson Newsome gave the Bears a three goal lead, 15-12, on a fast-break pass from JJ Ntshaykolo with 3:29 left on the clock.

The scoring onslaught continued with Hudak adding his fifth goal at 2:26 for a 16-12 lead, and a late goal by senior Larken Kemp gave the Bears a 17-12 advantage.

Both team had to navigate the field conditions with the game being played in a steady rain with standing water throughout, including in front of the goal at one end of the field.

Phil Goss the Brown freshman goalie, had an incredible 20 saves.

Princeton’s Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin) had four goals and an assist, and he would have had four or five more assists had Goss not stoned so many shots on the doorstep. Sowers, the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and first-team All-Ivy selection, did break Princeton’s single-season scoring record of 78, finishing with 41 goals and 41 assists for 82 points. Among his other accomplishments, he became the first Princeton player ever with at least 40 goals and 40 assists in a season and set the Ivy records for goals by a freshman and points by a freshman.

In addition, Gavin McBride (Haverford School) scored three times for Princeton, breaking Jesse Hubbard’s single-season record for goals. McBride finished his season with a school-record 54 goals, and his 17 assists made him the fifth player in program history to reach 70 points in a season.

Zach Currier was spectacular in his final game as a Tiger, finishing with two goals, four caused turnovers, a 21-for-34 night facing off and a career-high 16 ground balls. Currier finished his senior year with 130 ground balls, one off Greg Waller’s school single-season record from 1991. Currier also had 24 goals and 34 assists.

Durbin ended up with three goals for Princeton in the game, while Austin Sims had two.

Princeton had a 52-36 edge in shots and a 43-25 edge in ground balls.

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