Providence, Rhode Island – Senior All-American Thomas Muldoon’s unassisted goal with 4:56 remaining broke a 7-7 tie and propelled #20 Brown to a 9-7 non-league victory over Bryant in an intra-state battle at Stevenson Field.
The win lifts the Bears to 4-4 overall, while Bryant falls to 6-4.
Brown held a 7-3 lead with 12:00 remaining in the game on a goal by junior David Hawley. Bryant scored four unanswered goals to tie the game, 7-7, on Anthony Iannello’s score with 5:56 left to play.
Bears’ senior Charlie Kenney captured the ensuing face-off to give Brown possession and Muldoon scored the game-winning goal 71-seconds later. Kenny won 5 of 6 face-offs for the Bears as Brown captured 11 of 19 face-off for the game.
Hawley added an insurance goal with 2:46 left to ice the game for the Bears. He finished with a game three goals to lead all scorers.
Junior goalie Matt Chriss came up with a game high 14 saves for Brown, including four in the fourth quarter when the momentum had shifted in favor of the Bulldogs. He had nine saves in the first half alone as the Bears built a 4-1 lead at intermission.
The Bears scored just 10 seconds into the game when sophomore Rob Schlesinger took a pass from sophomore Parker Brown to give the Bears a 1-0 lead. Hawley and freshman Dan O’Brien scored next for a 3-0 Brown advantage.
John Truscello got Bryant on the scoreboard, but Brown sophomore Nick Laster answered to give the Bears a 4-1 lead at the half.
Bryant’s Max Weisenberg scored early in the third quarter to pull the Bulldogs to within 4-2 of the Bears.
Parker Brown and junior All-American defenseman Peter Fallon scored goals for the Bears as Brown built a 6-2 advantage with 2:40 left in the third quarter. Weisenberg’s goal just nine seconds before the quarter ended cut Brown’s lead to 6-3.
Brown returns to Ivy League action on Saturday, April 10, traveling to Philadelphia, PA to battle Penn. Game time is 1:00 p.m.
Pictured: Thomas Muldoon '10. photo by dspics.com