March 25, 2008

Bears Topple Vermont, 11-7, With Second Half Surge

March 25, 2008

Final Stats

Providence, Rhode Island - With the score tied 3-3 at the half, Brown utilized a 6-0 run from the start of the third quarter to the 12:10 mark of the fourth quarter to break the game open and cruise to 11-7 win over Vermont at Meister-Kavan Field. Sophomore Thomas Muldoon scored all three of his goals in the 6-0 Brown spurt, while junior Jack Walsh also netted three goals for the Bears. The win extends Brown's record to 5-2 overall, while Vermont drops to 1-7.

Coming off a big win over Dartmouth on Saturday, the Bears looked lethargic in the first half. The Bears held a 2-1 lead on goals by junior Kyle Hollingsworth and Walsh, but fell behind, 3-2, after one quarter following goals by Vermont's Derek Lichtfuss and Harris Middel.

Bears' freshman Andrew Feinberg scored the lone goal of the second quarter to tie the game at the half, 3-3.

Muldoon led the Bears out of hibernation by igniting the 6-0 run with a goal at 10:48 of the third quarter, giving Brown the lead for good, 4-3. Brown scored three more third quarter goals on scores by Walsh, sophomore Brady Williams and Muldoon once again to grab a 7-3 lead after three quarters.

The onslaught continued into the fourth quarter with Muldoon scoring 21 seconds into the quarter, and Walsh adding his third goal of the game with 12:10 remaining, giving the Bears a 9-4 advantage.

Lichtfuss netted his second goal of the game for the Catamounts to temporarily stop the Bears' surge, but Brown quickly answered with goals by junior Reade Seligmann and freshman Patrick Curtin for their biggest lead, 11-4, with 6:05 left in the game. Three late Vermont goals accounted for the final 11-7 score.

Bears' goalie Jordan Burke allowed four goals while making eight saves in 53:55 of play. He was relieved by freshman Matt Chriss, who played the last six minutes. Vermont goalie Justin Lubas made seven saves in the Catamount net.

The Bears will be back in action again on Saturday, traveling to Newark, Delaware to face the University of Delaware. Game time is 1:00 p.m.