New Haven, CT – Yale rallied from a 4-2 halftime deficit by out-scoring the Bears by an 8-2 margin in the second half to earn a 10-6 men's lacrosse victory over Brown in an Ivy League game at Reese Stadium. The win lifts the 14th-ranked Bulldogs to 8-2 overall, 3-2 in the Ivy League, while Brown falls to 4-7, 1-3 in Ivy play.
Senior attackman Andrew Feinberg (Owing Mills, MD), playing for the first time since March 29th against Duke, gave the Bears a 2-0 lead at 6:05 of the first quarter. Brown extended its led to 3-0 after one quarter with an end-to-end scoring run by senior All-American defenseman Peter Fallon (Baltimore, MD), scoring his second goal of the season.
Yale got on the scoreboard early in the second quarter on a goal by Brian Douglass to cut Brown's lead to 3-1.
Senior David Hawley (New Canaan, CT) lifted the Bears to a 4-1 lead with 10:04 left in the quarter, but Douglass scored again for the Bulldogs two minutes later to cut Brown's lead to 4-2 at intermission.
Yale opened the second half scoring when Brandon Morgan was stopped twice at point blank range by Bears' goalie Matt Chriss (Lutherville, MD), but succeeded on the third try from close range to pull to within 4-3 of the Bears in the first 16 seconds of the half.
Feinberg's second goal on a pass from Parker Brown put the Bears back on top, 5-4, with 9:15 left in the third quarter.
Consecutive goals by Yale's Greg Mahoney and Michael Lipin gave the Elis a 7-5 advantage after three quarters.
Junior Rob Schlesinger (Medfield, MA) goal at the 6:46 mark of the final quarter gave the Bears their first score in over 15 minutes, cutting Yale lead to 7-6.
The Bulldogs answered with consecutive goals by Colin Still, Jack Flaherty and Matt Gibson to account for the final score.
Chriss was brilliant once again, keeping the Bears in the game with 12 saves while facing 34 shots. Jonathan Falcon registered six saved for the Bulldogs, facing 30 Brown shots.
The Bulldogs won the battle of ground balls by a 30-20 margin. Junior Sam Ford (Reistertown, MD) led the Bears with five ground balls. Cole Yeager picked-up a game high seven ground balls for the Elis.
The difference in the game may have come in the face-off "X" with Yale winning 13 of 20 face-offs.
The Bears have a full week coming up, traveling across town to play Providence College on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m., and hosting Cornell on Saturday, April 23 at Stevenson Field, starting at 3:00 p.m.
Pictured: Andrew Feinberg '11. photo by dspics.net