Fourth Quarter Rally Lifts Penn Over Brown, 10-8
Philadelphia, Pa. – Three straight fourth quarter goals by Penn broke a 7-7 tie as the Quakers battled for a 10-8 Ivy League win over Brown Saturday afternoon at Franklin Field. Brown falls to 6-3 overall, 1-2 in the Ivy League, while Penn improves to 5-3, 2-2 in Ivy play.
The Quakers were led by Nick Doktor, Pat Berkery and Alex Blonsky, who each netted three goals. Brian Feeney made five saves in the Penn goal.
The Quakers out-shot the Bears by a 36-31 margin.
Penn grabbed an early 1-0 lead, but the Bears answered with three straight goals, two by Bellistri and another by junior Tyler Landis (Coppell, TX), to open a 3-1 advantage with 6:47 left in the opening quarter.
The Quakers answered with five straight goals, including four in the first quarter and another by Doktor to open the second quarter to grab a 6-3 advantage.
Senior Stephen Chmil (Garden City, NY) scored for the Bears after a 12-minute drought to pull Brown to within two goals, 6-4, at the half.
Senior Tommy Capone (Watertown, NY) had a big opening half for the Bears, capturing 8-of-12 face-offs.
Penn's Brian Feeney gave the Quakers a three goal lead once again early in the third quarter, but sophomore Brendan Caputo (Westbury, NY) answered for the Bears to trail, 7-5 after three quarters.
Hurster opened the final quarter with two straight goals to knot the score, 7-7, on a pass from sophomore Bailey Tills (Denver, CO) at the 10:15 mark of the fourth quarter.
Penn answered again with three goals, first by Berkery then by Doktor and the third by Zach Losco to take an insurmountable 10-7 lead 3:26 left to play. Bellistri's goal with 3:00 left on the clock accounted for the final score.
Brown returns home for a rare Friday evening contest next week, hosting Ivy rival Yale at Stevenson Field on April 11 at 7pm.