Providence, Rhode Island – Senior attackman David Hawley (New Canaan, CT) scored a career high six goals, including the game winner with 4:21 remaining to break a 10-10 tie and lead Brown to a 12-10 come-from-behind win over Vermont at Meister-Kavan Field. The win lifts the Bears to 3-3 on the season, while Vermont falls to 4-4.
Trailing 9-7 heading into the fourth quarter, Hawley and senior Andrew Feinberg (Owing Mills, MD) scored consecutive goals to tie the score, 9-9, with 12:38 remaining. An unassisted goal by Geoff Worley gave the Catamounts a 10-9 advantage with 12:05 left on the clock.
Hawley tied the game at the 11:58 mark on a pass from senior face-off man Seth Ratner (Dallas, TX), and scored the go-ahead goal at 4:21 on an assist from Feinberg. Bears' junior Parker Brown (San Francisco, CA) netted an insurance goal with 1:43 remaining to give the Bears a 12-10 lead.
It looked like a long day for the Bears, falling behind 3-0 to open the game on a goal by Worley and two by Drew Philie. Hawley's first goal of the game made it 3-1, but the Catamounts grabbed a 4-1 lead after one quarter on a goal by A.J. Mason.
Feinberg opened the second quarter with his first goal to pull to within 4-2 of the Catamounts. Vermont's Connor McNamara scored a disputed goal with no time left on the clock to give the Catamounts a 5-2 lead at the half.
Brown caught fire to open the third quarter, scoring the first five goals to grab a 7-5 advantage. Hawley, sophomore attackman George Sherman (Greenwich, CT), senior All-American defenseman Peter Fallon (Baltimore, MD), and Hawley again scored for the Bears in the 5-0 run.
With the momentum all in Brown's favor, Vermont reversed the flow and out-scored the Bears 4-0 to end the quarter and grab a 9-7 lead. Luke Ryder scored twice, while Andrew Muscara and Thomas Galvin scored once each.
The game's difference maker could have been Brown's Feinberg, an attackman who also played in the midfield this afternoon, scoring two goals, while handing out three key assists. With five points this afternoon, Feinberg moved into the Top 10 on Brown's all-time scoing list with 153 points (117 goals, 36 points), now 9th place.
Ratner also made a difference in the game, winning 9 of 17 face-offs, including several in the fourth quarter.
The Bears also had a standout performance from senior goalie Matt Chriss (Lutherville, MD), who made 16 saves, including five in the fourth quarter to limit the Catamounts to just one goal in the final stanza.
David Barton registered five saves in goal for the Catamounts. Philie was Vermont's top scorer with two goals and two assists.
The Bears travel to Durham, North Carolina to battle 4th-ranked Duke on Tuesday, March 29. Game time is 3:00 p.m. at Koskinen Field.
Pictured: David Hawley '11. photo by dspics.net