Ithaca, N.Y. – Cornell's Matt Donovan scored four goals to lead the Big Red to a 14-9 Ivy League win over Brown at Schoellkopf Field Saturday afternoon. Brown falls to 6-6 overall, 1-4 in the Ivy League, while Cornell improves to 10-3, 4-1 in Ivy play.
Freshman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY) gave the Bears an early 1-0 advantage, but Cornell scored three goals to end the first quarter and another to open the second quarter to pull ahead, 4-1.
Molloy's second goal with 10:16 left in the second quarter cut Cornell's lead to 4-2. That was as close as the Bears would get as the Big Red broke the game open with a goal to close out the half and three more to open the second half to take control, 8-2. Molloy scored once again for the Bears to cut the Big Green advantage to 8-3, with 5:38 remaining in the third quarter.
Donovan converted two scoring opportunities late in the third quarter to give the Big Red a 10-3 advantage heading into the final quarter.
The Bears out-scored Cornell by a 6-4 margin in the final 15 minutes, but it wasn't enough as the led by as many as nine goals, 14-5.
Molloy finished the game with three goals and an assist, while six other Brown players netted goals – senior Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO) and sophomores Kylor Bellistri (Potomac, MD), Bailey Tills (Denver, CO), Will Gural (Haverford, PA), Brendan Caputo (Westbury, MY) and John Yozzo-Scaperrotta (Dobbs Ferry, NY).
Donovan added two assists with his four goals, while Dan Lintner and John Edmonds added three goals each. Christian Knight registered 11 saves in goal for the Big Red.
Cornell out-shot the Bears by a 45-36 margin, while the Big Red also had a 49-33 advantage in ground balls. Both teams turned the ball over 17 times.
Brown hosts Bryant on Tuesday, April 22 in the battle for the Ocean State Cup at Stevenson Field, starting at 7pm.