Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/1/17
From Press Release
Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin) had five goals and four assists, Gavin McBride (Haverford School) had his third straight five-goal game, Zach Currier was everywhere again and Danny Winschuh led the defensive effort against the reigning Tewaaraton Trophy winner to lead No. 15 Princeton to a 21-11 win over Brown on Sherrerd Field in front of 1,522 Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers improved to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the Ivy League, while Brown slipped to 4-4, 1-1.
For the third time this year, Princeton completely turned around a lopsided loss from 2016 and made it into a decisive win. Princeton had earlier beaten Johns Hopkins and Penn by 10 and nine goals after 10-goal losses last year, and the Tigers can now add Brown, who beat Princeton 19-8 last year in Providence. Adding those three games together, the score last year was Hopkins/Penn/Brown 56, Princeton 25. This year? It was Princeton with the 56 goals, while Hopkins/Penn/Brown combined for 26.
It was Princeton’s day even before the game started, when Debbie Gravitte, the mother of Princeton’s Sam Gravitte and a Tony Award-winning actress and singer, got the crowd going when she sang the National Anthem. Then, less than two minutes into the game, with the score 1-1, Goldstein slid to Dylan Molloy, last year’s Tewaaraton Trophy winner, and stood him up straight, forcing a turnover and establishing the Princeton game plan, which was to not let Molloy do what he did last year in Providence, when he destroyed the Tigers with a six-goal, five-assist, 11-point day.
This time, with Winschuh all over him, Molloy was held to one goal and two assists, with only one assist in the first half, which ended with Princeton ahead 11-5.
* Only 13 Princeton players have ever had nine points or more in a game in the history of the program. Sowers now has done it twice in nine games. Sowers also became the first Princeton freshman ever to have at least 20 goals and 20 assists, and his team-best 51 points leave him two away from Ryan Boyle for second and four away from Kevin Lowe for first all-time among Tiger freshmen.
* Currier had another ridiculous stat line, with one goal, five assists, 11 ground balls, a caused turnover and 4 for 7 facing off. Currier also went over the 100-point mark for his career, following McBride, who did so a year ago.
* McBride’s five goals included two in the first five minutes and three in the first half. Charlie Durbin and Dawson McKenzie also had three goals for Princeton, while Adam Hardej and Riley Thompson had two each.
* Brown actually outshot Princeton 54-53, and both starting goalies – Princeton’s Tyler Blaisdell, Brown’s Phil Goss – made 15 saves.