#16 Brown Holds Off #11 Harvard, 13-11

Boston, Mass. --- 16th-ranked Brown took control early and withstood a fourth-quarter comeback bid by 11th-ranked Harvard to earn its third straight victory, a 13-11 Ivy League win over the Crimson at Harvard Stadium.  Junior Andrew Feinberg’s four goals led the Bears.

 

The win lifts the Bears to 3-1 overall, 1-0 in the Ivy League, while Harvard drops to 4-2 overall, 0-1 in league play.

 

Brown held a 12-8 lead with 9:58 left in the game following a goal by junior Andrew Feinberg. The Crimson launched a strong comeback with three straight goals to draw to within one goal of Brown, 12-11, on a goal by Jeff Cohen with 2:08 remaining, his fourth of the game.

 

Feinberg the scored his fourth goal of the game with 53 seconds left on the clock to ice the victory for the Bears.

 

After falling behind 1-0 early, Brown scored the game’s next six goals to pull ahead by a 6-1 margin following a goal by senior All-American Thomas Muldoon with 14:19 left in the second quarter.  Four other Brown players scored in the spurt, including two goals by Feinberg, and one each by Collins Carey, sophomore Rob Schlesinger, and sophomore Parker Brown.

 

The Bears held a 7-4 lead at the half and the Crimson chipped away to pull to within two goals of the Bears, 7-5, with 8:30 left in the third quarter.

 

Brown scored four of the next five goals, one each by Parker Brown and Schlesinger and two by junior David Hawley, his second giving the Bears an 11-6 advantage with 2:51 to play in the third quarter.

 

Harvard made a run at the Bears with the last goal of the third quarter and another to open the fourth quarter to pull to within 11-8 of the Bears.  Feinberg’s third goal of the game gave the Bears a four-goal advantage once again with 9:58 left in the game.

 

The Bears also came up big in the face-off x, with senior Charlie Kenney grinding to win 11 face-offs and the Bears holding a 16-11 face-off advantage. Junior Matt Chriss turned in a strong performance in the Brown cage, making nine saves.

 

Parker Brown, Hawley, Schlesinger and Muldoon scored two goals each for the Bears with Muldoon also adding two assists.

 

The Bears will back in action again on Tuesday, March 23, hosting UMass in a key New England match-up at Meister-Kavan Field, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Live stats will be available, weather permitting.

 

Pictured:  Andrew Feinberg '11.  photo by dspics.com