#6 Princeton Holds Off Bears, 8-7

#6 Princeton Holds Off Bears, 8-7

May 5, 2007

Final Stats

Princeton, New Jersey - Coach Lars Tiffany's men's lacrosse team battled sixth-ranked Princeton down to the wire, but Brown's fourth-quarter rally came up a goal short as the Tigers held on for an 8-7 victory over the Bears in the final Ivy League game for both teams. The ever-improving Bears finish regular season with a 7-7 mark, five wins better than a year ago, while the Tigers await an NCAA Tournament bid, completing their season with a 10-3 mark, 5-1 in the Ivy League.

Brown rallied from a 7-4 third quarter deficit to pull to within a goal of the Tigers, 7-6, on two goals by freshman Thomas Muldoon, the second with 8:31 left in the quarter. Princeton answered with what turned out to be the game-winning goal with 7:42 left in the quarter on a goal by Peter Trombino, to grab an 8-6 lead after three quarters.

Sophomore Kyle Hollingsworth scored the lone goal of the fourth quarter, netting his 15th goal of the season with 13:43 left to play on an assist by senior Alex Buckley.

The Bears had pulled out to a 4-3 lead early in the second quarter on a goal by Jack Walsh with 10:35 left in the quarter. Three straight Princeton goals gave the Tigers a 6-4 lead at the half. Princeton opened its biggest lead, 7-4, with Mark Kovler's man-up goal early in the third quarter.

Hollingsworth and Muldoon led the Bears with two goals each, while Buckley, Walsh and Mike Cummins added one goal each. Buckley and Walsh added two assists each. Bears' sophomore goalie Jordan Burke kept the Bears close throughout the afternoon, making 13 saves.

Trombino's hat-trick led the Tigers, while Kovler added two goals. Princeton goalie Alex Hewitt registered 11 saves.