April 7, 2007

Zach Caldwell's Five Goals Lifts Brown Over Yale, 10-9

April 7, 2007

Box Score

Providence, Rhode Island - Freshman Zach Caldwell (Yarmouth, ME) scored a career high five goals, including the game-winner with 2:20 remaining, to lift Brown to a 10-9 Ivy League win over Yale at Stevenson Field. The win lifts the Bears to 6-3 overall, 1-1 in Ivy play, while Yale falls to 4-4 overall, 0-4 in the Ivy League.

With the score tied, 9-9, Caldwell took a pass from senior Alex Buckley (Ridgewood, NJ) at the top of the box, took two steps towards the goal, and fired the game-winning goal over the left shoulder Yale goalie George Carafides to lift the Bears to their first Ivy win since a 10-8 victory over Penn on April 15, 2005.

The first quarter was evenly played, 3-3, with the Bears getting two goals by Caldwell and a goal by Jeff Hall (Northport, NY) to tie the game with five seconds remaining in the quarter.

The two teams exchanged goals throughout the second quarter with Yale grabbing a 6-5 lead at the half on a goal by Matt Fuchs with 1:24 left before intermission.

Brown seemed to take control of the game with three straight goals to open the third quarter on two goals by Caldwell and one by sophomore Jack Walsh (Chevy Chase, MD) to grab an 8-6 lead with 7:05 remaining in the third quarter.

Yale answered with three consecutive goals of its own to grab a 9-8 advantage on goals by Dave Levy, Tyler Casertano and then Chris Kempner with 9:16 left in the game.

The Bears got the equalizer when Walsh scored his second goal of the game on a feed from freshman Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA), making the score 9-9, with 7:58 remaining in regulation.

Caldwell netted five goals after scoring just three goals in Brown's first eight games. Sophomore Kyle Hollingsworth (Darien, CT) also contributed for the Bears with two goals. Sophomore goalie Jordan Burke (Potomac, MD) was strong in goal, going the distance and making 11 saves.

Kyle Washbaugh and Kempner led the Eils with two goals and two assists each, while Brendan Gibson also scored two goals. Carafides made 10 saves in goal for Yale.

The Bears will be back in action again on Tuesday evening, 4/10, traveling to Cambridge, MA, to face Harvard at 7:00 p.m., and will be home again next Saturday, 4/14, against Penn, beginning at 1:00 p.m.