Brown Overpowers Hartford, 17-8, Behind Molloy’s Six Goals

Brown Overpowers Hartford, 17-8, Behind Molloy’s Six Goals

West Hartford, Conn. – Sophomore attackman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY) registered all of his six goals in the first half as Brown built a 13-1 halftime lead en route to a 17-8 win over Hartford Wednesday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.


Brown, off to its best start since 2004, improves to 3-0 overall, while Hartford drops to 1-2 overall.


"We were happy with how our transition game was executed today," said Brown head coach Lars Tiffany. "Credit starts with our goalies, defensemen and faceoff men and the effort they put in with the ground balls.  They set the table for our attack today."


Molloy, the nation's leading scorer, registered the six goals on eight shots. Bears' junior middy Brendan Caputo (Westbury, NY) scored three goals and added an assist, while junior middy Matt Graham (Amityville, NY) added two goals.


In goal, Brown junior Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) made eight saves in the first half, allowing just one goal.  He was relieved in goal in the second half by sophomore Peter Scott (Mercer Island, WA) and freshman Brad Peters (Bowie, MD).


Sophomore defenseman Alec Tulett (Toronto, Ontario) excelled in the back, scoring a goal and picking up a game high eight ground balls for the Bears.


Leading Hartford was Rion Davidson, who scored two of his three goals in the fourth quarter. Kevin O'Shea had two goals and two assists for the Hawks, while Matt Carroll chipped in with two goals.


Brown had control of the game right from the start, building a 6-1 lead in the first 15 minutes on three goals by Molloy, two goals by Caputo and freshman Jake Miller's (Hartland, WI) first career goal.


The Bears' offensive juggernaut continued in the second quarter with six unanswered goals to build a 12-1 lead at the half.  Molloy had three goals in run, while junior Henry Blynn, (Villanova. PA), Caputo and Graham added one goal each.


Brown' biggest lead came with 2:48 left in the third quarter when Graham scored his second goal of the game to lift the Bears to a 16-2 advantage.


Brown is on the road again, traveling to Ann Arbor, Michigan to face the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, March 8.  Face-off is 3:00 pm at Michigan Stadium, capacity 109,901.