March 9, 2008
Denver, CO - Defying the odd of playing back-to-back games in the Mile High City, Brown (2-2) jumped out to a 10-2 second quarter lead over Air Force (1-3) and cruised to a 13-7 victory over the Falcons on the second day of the Pioneer Face-Off Classic. Junior Kyle Hollingsworth scored four goals and freshman Andrew Feinberg added three goals to lead the Bears.
A goal by Air Force made the score 5-1 after one quarter, but the Bears answered with three straight goals to open the second quarter, with Hollingsworth, senior Jeff Hall and Feinberg finding the back of the net to give the Bears a commanding 8-1 advantage.
After Air Force made the score 8-2 in favor of the Bears, coach Lars Tiffany's team answered by scoring four of the next five goals to break the game open, 12-2, the last on sophomore Collins Carey's second goal of the game with 40 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Bears' junior goalie Jordan Burke enjoyed another strong effort, making 11 saves, while allowing three goals in 49 minutes of play. Freshman Matt Chriss played the last 11 minutes in goal and made four saves.
Junior Joel Tracey also played a major role in the Bears' win, capturing 12 of 17 face-offs.
Hollingsworth came up with two assists to go with his four goals, and Feinberg handed out one assists with his three goals. Muldoon and Carey each added two goals and an assist for the Bears.
Tiffany's team returns home next week for a key match-up against New England rival UMass on Saturday, March 15. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at Meister-Kavan Field.
Scoring Summary: Brown - Goals: Hollingsworth 4; Feinberg 3; Muldoon 2; Carey 2; Hall 1; Daiber 1. Assists: Hollingsworth 2; William 2; Carey 1; Deluca 1; Feinberg 1; Melvin 1; Muldoon 1.
Air Force - Goals: Nevitt 3; Parchman 1;Crumrine 1; Gnazzo 1; Flick 1. Assists: Krasco 1; Nevitt 1; Parchman 1; Rose 1.
Air Force - Brian Wilson: 0 saves, 8 GA, 18:44 Clayton Cruickshank: 0 saves, 0 GA, 7:47 Woody Johnson 5 saves, 5 GA, 33:29
Shots: Brown 34, Air Force 35 Ground Balls: Brown 36, Air Force 33 Face-Offs: Brown 14-22, Air Force 8-22 Clears: Brown 12-17, Air Force 7-12 Extra Man: Brown 2-4, Air Force 2-5