No. 13 St. Francis Cages Brown 13-9 for ECAC Championship
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- No. 13 St. Francis College (N.Y.) picked up where it left off in 2008 knocking off Brown University 13-9 for the 2010 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship at Harvard University's Blodgett Pool.
The title marks the Terriers seventh ECAC title in eight championship game appearances as the 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 titleists downed the Bears to claim their sixth crown in seven years.
St. Francis, which remains
undefeated at 9-0 on the young season, overcame a 5-5 deadlock at
halftime by outscoring the Bears by a 6-3 margin in the third
period before icing the win with a 2-1 effort in the final
Freshman goalie Igor Mladenovic was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after recording eight saves and two steals in the title game.
Junior Alexandar Pantic scored four goals, handed out two assists, and added a steal to pace the Terriers' attack. Bosco Stankovic also came up with a pair of goals and senior Boris Plavsic added a team-high three steals and an assist.
For Brown, junior Max Lubin led Bears' defense with a career-high 13 saves in net, while James McNamara led the offense with three goals.
"St. Francis took advantage of some sloppy place on our offensive end and turned them into goals in the third," said Brown head coach Felix Mercado. "Overall, I am pleased with the weekend and feel that we are heading in the right direction."
Following behind McNamara on offense was sophomore Svetozar Stefanovic with two goals, while Corey Schwartz, Gordon Hood, Cyrus Mojdehi and Ryan Gladych each tallied one marker.