Molloy's Three Goals Propel Brown Past Hobart

Hempstead, N.Y. - Freshman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY) scored three goals to lead Brown to a 13-10 win over Hobart Saturday afternoon in a game played at Hofstra. Brown improves to 3-1 on the young season while Hobart falls to 0-5.

Molloy's three goals came on seven shots, while he also picked-up a game high seven ground balls. Sophomore Brendan Caputo (Westbury, NY) had two goals and an assist for the Bears, while junior Tyler Landis (Coppell, TX) also netted two goals.

Sophomore Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) was brilliant once again in goal for the Bears with 10 saves.

Brown junior Jordan Schocket (Plano, TX) captured 19 of 23 face-offs to give the Bears a 20-27 overall advantage in the face-off x. The Bears also had a decided 47-25 advantage in ground balls.

Jake Henry led the Statesmen with four goals. Hobart goalie peter Zonino came up with 12 saves.

Brown fell behind early, 3-1, with 7:05 left in the opening quarter. The Bears answered by scoring five of the game's next six goals to pull ahead, 6-4, with 8:39 left in the second quarter on sophomore Will Gural's (Haverford, PA) first career goal. Molloy, freshman Larken Kemp (Greenwich, CT), sophomore Bailey Tills (Denver, CO) and JJ Ntshaykolo (San Francisco, CA) also scored goals for the Bears in the 5-1 spurt.

A goal by Hobart's Max Romm followed by a goal by Brown's Landis gave the Bears a 7-5 lead at intermission.

The Bears broke the game open in the third quarter by scoring four of the next five goals to lead, 11-6, again with four different Brown players scoring Schochet, senior Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO), Molloy and Landis.

Brown returns to action for its Ivy League opener next Saturday, March 15, traveling to Boston, MA to play Harvard. Game time is 7:00 pm at Harvard Stadium.

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Hobart senior attackman Jake McHenry notched a game-high four goals, but Brown scored a 13-10 victory over the Statesmen at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium. The Bears got goals from nine different players led by Dylan Molloy's hat trick.

Brown (3-1) had a slim 36-34 shot advantage and won the battle for ground balls 47-25 and faceoffs 20-7. Hobart held the edge in clearing (90%-80%) and extra-man (50%-33%).

Hobart (0-5) was playing without injured attackman Alex Love for the second straight game. In addition to McHenry's production, senior attackman Cam Stone added a game-high five points on a goal and four assists. The helpers raised his career total to 70, moving by Kevin DeWall '00 into second place on the Statesmen Division I list. Nate Hill '05 holds the record with 79.

In addition to his three goals, the Bears got a game-high seven ground balls from Molloy. Kylor Bellistri handed out three assists and Brendan Caputo logged two goals and an assist. Jordan Schochet won 19 of 23 faceoffs and picked up six ground balls.

Caputo opened the scoring, but Hobart answered with three straight goals to take an early lead. Stone netted the first with sophomore Cooper Stefaniak following suit just over a minute later. Sophomore Matt Opsahl capped the run with an extra-man goal, assisted by junior Zach Reed, at 3:55 of the first.

Molloy and Bellistri teamed up to make it 3-2, but Stone fed McHenry for a goal five seconds before the quarter expired to give Hobart a 4-2 lead after one.

Brown seized control of the game with a 9-2 run spanning the second and third quarters. The Bears opened the second quarter with four straight goals, capped by a man-down goal and an extra-man goal 10 seconds apart for a 6-4 lead. Hobart first-year Max Romm scored his first collegiate goal to stop the run, but Brown got it back before the break, carrying a 7-5 lead into the locker room.

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