Princeton Outlasts Brown, 5-4, in Four Overtimes

"I think it actually might have been a good thing for us to be down," Bates said. "Certainly the other way hasn't worked out like we'd like."

McBride's goal started Princeton on a four-goal run that lasted into the third quarter and included goals by Schreiber, Shanley and Jeff Froccaro, who made it 4-2 Tigers with 6:45 left in the third.

Brown would go more than 30 minutes without a goal but would rebound to tie the score, first when David Hawley scored with five minutes left in the third and then when Parker Brown made it 4-4 with 7:21 left in regulation.

The game would then be scoreless for the next 20:25 before Shanley won it. In fact, Princeton went scoreless for 34:49 before the game-winner.

From Brown's tying goal until the game-winner, the teams combined for 18 shots, and Princeton outshot Brown 9-4 in the overtimes. Chriss made four overtime saves to two for Fiorito, though Fiorito had the biggest one on a rocket from Hawley midway through the second OT.

Brown, who successfully held off two man-down situations in the OTs, won the face-off for the fourth extra period, but John Cunningham caused a turnover and got possession for the Tigers. After the final successful clear, the Tigers called timeout, and 13 seconds after the restart, Schreiber put it right onto Shanley's stick on the crease, and Shanley bounced it past Chriss.

"The play was designed for Chris McBride," Shanley said. "Two guys went with him, and that left me open."

Princeton outshot Brown 47-28 on a day when both defenses were great. Brown's Peter Fallon and Princeton's Chad Wiedmaier both caused three turnovers.

Ultimately, it all led to Shanley's redemption. And possibly Princeton's.

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Princeton, New Jersey - Princeton sophomore midfielder Tucker Shanley scored with 2:58 remaining in the fourth overtime period to lift the Tigers to a 5-4 Ivy League win over Brown at the Class of 1952 Stadium. Junior Parker Brown and senior David Hawley netted two goals each to lead the Bears, who fall to 3-5 overall, 0-2 in the Ivy League. Princeton moves to 2-5 overall, 1-2 in Ivy play.

Neither team scored in the first three overtime periods with Bears' senior goalie Matt Chriss (Lutherville, MD) making four saves, one in the first overtime, two in the second four-minute extra period, and one in the third overtime, including a crucial stop with four seconds remaining.

After 12 minutes of scoreless overtime play, the Tigers gained possession in the fourth overtime period following a Brown turnover. After calling time-out, Shanley took a pass from Tom Schreiber and found the back of the net 1:04 into the fourth overtime period.

Junior attackman Parker Brown (San Francisco, CA) got the Bears on the scoreboard first with an extra man goal at 7:28 of the first quarter. Senior David Hawley (New Canaan, CT) scored less than two minutes later to lift the Bears to a 2-0 advantage.

A goal by Princeton's Chris McBride with 0.7 seconds remaining in the quarter cut Brown's lead to 2-1.

Goals by Princeton's Tom Schreiber and Tucker Shanley gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead at intermission. Princeton extended its lead to 4-2 on Jeff Froccaro's goal with 6:45 left in the third quarter.

Brown had been held scoreless for over 30 minutes before Hawley netted his second goal of the game at the 5:10 mark of the third quarter to get the Bears back in contention, 4-3.

Parker Brown scored the game's lone fourth quarter goal on an assist from Jeffrey Foote with just 7:21 remaining in regulation, to send the game into overtime, 4-4.

Chriss continued his brilliant play in net for the Bears, making 20 saves, including 16 in regulation, while facing 47 Princeton shots. Princeton goalkeeper Tyler Fiorito registered 10 saves in the Tigers' net.

Coach Lars Tiffany's team travels to Smithfield, Rhode Island on Tuesday, April 5 to battle intrastate rival Bryant College. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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