Posted Sunday, March 04, 2007 by .
Providence, RI -- Freshman Thomas Muldoon scored three goals, including one with 3:38 remaining in the fourth quarter, and sophomore goaltender Jordan Burke made 10 saves, including a huge stop with two minutes remaining on a point-blank shot, as the Brown Bears edged the 13th-ranked Hofstra Pride, 7-6 Saturday afternoon.The Pride fall to 1-1 on the season while Brown evened its record at 1-1.
With Brown holding a 6-5 lead entering the fourth quarter, the Pride's Bill Peters scored 1:17 into the period to tie the game at six. After a ground ball pickup by freshman Jake Hardy at 9:23 off of a Burke save, the Bears methodically worked the ball around for nearly six minutes, taking three shots in that span before senior Will Davis set up Muldoon, who fired a shot from the goalie's right that went into the top left corner.
After winning the following face-off, Hofstra went on the attack. The Pride was able to find sophomore middie Anthony Muscarella for a one-on-one with Burke, and Muscarella launched a rocket that Burke got the head of his stick up over his right shoulder in time to knock the ball down.
Although there was three tied scores in the game, the Bears never trailed in the contest, although Hofstra never let the lead get larger than two goals. Sophomore Kyle Hollingsworth had two goals, while Davis and sophomore Jack Walsh added one each. Freshman Zach Caldwell and Davis had the Bears' two assists. Hofstra received two goals from sophomore Tommy Dooley
and a goal and an assist from senior Bill Peters. Freshman goalie Danny Orlando made 10 saves in the Pride cage
While the shots were close, with Brown holding a 30-28 advantage, Bruno won the battle for loose balls, holding a 56-46 advantage on ground balls. For the Pride, Adam Swarsen, Ryan Miller and Peters each picked up six ground balls. Each team converted one extra-man opportunity in three attempts.
The Pride will travel to Baltimore next Saturday when they face the Blue Jays of Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field at Noon in Hofstra Head Coach Seth Tierney's first return to JHU.