May 2, 2009

#10 Brown Taken Down By #4 Princeton, 11-7

May 2, 2009

Final Stats

Princeton, NJ - With the Ivy League title on the line, #4 Princeton's 7-0 halftime lead was too much for 10th ranked Brown to overcome, as the Bears dropped a 11-7 decision to the Tigers before 2,132 at Class of 1952 Stadium.

The Bears finish the regular season with a 12-3 overall mark, 4-2 in the Ivy League. The 12 wins for the Bears are just one short of the school record. Princeton earned a share of the Ivy League Championship with Cornell and finish with a 12-2 overall record, 5-1 in the Ivy League. Cornell grabbed the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

The Bears, with the 12th best RPI in the nation, will still look to grab an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament, and will await NCAA Division I selection show that takes place on Sunday, May 3 at 9:00 p.m. on ESPN U.

Following an emotional win over #2 Cornell last week, Brown had trouble finding the net against the Tigers. After a scoreless first quarter, Princeton took control of the second quarter, scoring seven unanswered goals to pull ahead 7-0 at the half. The Bears were able to get just one of their 17 first half shots on goal against the Tigers.

Princeton opened an 8-0 lead early in the second half, before Brown got on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal by junior Thomas Muldoon with 9:45 left in the third quarter. Muldoon scored again on a feed from Jack Walsh with 6:34 left in the quarter to trail 8-2.

The Tigers scored to make it 9-2, but the Bears answered with goals by sophomore Andrew Feinberg and senior Brady Williams to cut the Tigers lead to 9-4 after three quarters.

Muldoon opened the third quarter with his third goal of the game on an assist from Reade Seligmann to make the score 9-5 in favor of the Tigers. After Princeton opened a 10-5 advantage, senior Nic Bell scored for the Bears to trail, 10-6, with 7:54 left in the game.

The two teams exchanged goals with Feinberg closing out the scoring for the Bears.

Bears' All-American goalie Jordan Burke made nine saves in goal, while Princeton freshman goalie Tyler Fiorito also made nine saves.

Muldoon's three goals led the Bears while Seligmann added three assists.

Summary Brown (12-3, 4-2) vs. Princeton (12-2, 5-1) Date: May 02, 2009 Attendance: 2132 Weather: Overcast, 60s SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Total Brown 0 0 4 3 7 Princeton 0 7 2 2 11 Brown SCORING: GOALS: Muldoon, Thomas 3; Feinberg, Andrew 2; Williams, Brady 1; Bell, Nic 1. ASSISTS: Seligmann, Reade 3; Hollingsworth, Kyle 1; Walsh, Jack 1. Princeton SCORING: GOALS: McBride, Jack 2; Davis, Tommy 2; Seaman, Greg 2; Kovler, Mark 1; McBride, Chris 1; Barnes, Paul 1; Lesko, Josh 1; Wiedmaier, Chad 1. ASSISTS: Sgalardi, Rich 2; Davis, Tommy 1; Engelke, Rob 1; MacKenzie, Scott 1; McBride, Jack 1; Reilly, Brendan 1.

Goalie: Princeton 6 Fiorito, Tyler 60:00 7 W 9 Brown 5 Burke, Jordan 60:00 11 L 9

PENALTIES - Brown 5/3:30; Princeton 11/7:00.