College lacrosse: Men's team of the week - Brown Bears
Dylan Molloy scored five goals to help Brown rally over Yale and earn NCAA.com Team of the Week honors.
Brown (10-1) topped Yale (10-1), 14-12, in front of 3,430 spectators, the largest crowd in Stevenson-Pincince Field history.
"We were fortunate to be part of a sellout home crowd and our men really responded to the crowd's energy," Brown head coach Lars Tiffany said. "I really believe in this team because of their tough mental and physical approach. They enjoy practice every day and work hard to believe in the system."
It was Brown’s first win over a No. 1-ranked team as Yale was the top team in last week’s USILA Coaches Poll. Brown took down the lone remaining undefeated in Division I lacrosse and took over at the top of the Ivy League standings, improving to 4-0 in conference play.
The Elis led Brown 10-6 with 11 minutes remaining in the third quarter before the Bears scored six unanswered goals in 16 minutes. Molloy scored three times while Kylor Bellistri, Matt Graham and Will Gural each added one during the run.
Eric Scott drew Yale within one goal, 12-11, but Bellistri answered to put the Bears back up by two goals, 13-11, with 2:32 remaining. A man-up goal by Yale's Michael Keasey with 1:24 left made it a one-goal game once again.
Gural won his 19th faceoff of the game to give the possession to Brown, and, after two Brown timeouts and some creative clock management, Molloy iced the game with his fifth goal, scoring with 15 seconds remaining.
Gural won 19-of-27 face-offs, including 11-of-13 face-offs in the second half to spark the Brown comeback.
Brown hosts cross-town rival Providence on Tues. April 19 at 7 p.m. ET.