Amherst, Mass - Brown freshman attackman Jack Kniffin (Darien, CT) scored on a feed from freshman attackman Luke McCaleb (Chevy Chase, MD) with 1:12 left in overtime to lift Brown to its third consecutive win, 10-9, over UMass Saturday afternoon at Garber Field.
In overtime, UMass held possession for the first two-plus minutes, with Bears' freshman goalie Phil Goss (San Francisco, CA) making his 18th save at the 3:06 mark to keep the Minutemen off the scoreboard.
Brown (4-3) gained possession on a UMass (3-5) turnover and scored the game-winning goal with quick and unselfish ball movement. Bears' senior All-American attackman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY) quickly sent the ball behind the goal to McCaleb, who spotted Kniffin in front of the goal. Kniffin one-timed the ball into the net to give Brown the victory.
Molloy, the nation's leading scorer, had a goal and an assist for the Bears, scoring his 286th career goal, 15th best in NCAA Division I lacrosse history. Brown long stick middy Jake Miller (Heartland, WI) also netted a goal.
Three different UMass players scored two goals each – Tyler Bogart, Dan Muller and Jeff Trainor. Minuteman goalie DJ Smith made 16 saves.
Overall, UMass out-shot the Bears by a 49-37 margin and had a 41-34 advantage in ground balls.
McCaleb scored two goals in the opening quarter, his second with 29 seconds remaining to give the Bears a 4-3 lead.
UMass held the Bears scoreless in the second quarter and received goals from Bogert and Muller to grab a 5-4 lead at intermission.
Muller's second goal of the game lifted the Minutemen to a 6-4 advantage with 7:17 left in the third quarter. Molloy broke the scoring drought for the Bears at the 4:11 mark of the third quarter when he picked up a loose ball and scored after several fakes in front of the net to trail, 6-5.
Trainor's goal at 2:34 of the third quarter put UMass back up by two goals, 7-5.
That's when Brown's offense caught fire with a 4-0 run. Kniffin scored first for the Bears followed by Panepinto, Hudak and Panepinto again for a 9-7 Brown lead with 7:52 left in the game.
The Minutemen rallied on goals by Bogart and Buddy Carr to tie the game, 9-9, with 5:08 remaining in regulation.
Brown continues play on the road, traveling to Princeton, NJ to battle the 12th-ranked Princeton Tigers in a key Ivy League game on Saturday, April 1. Face-off is 1:00 pm at Class of 1952 Stadium.