Tuesday Night With Friars

(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs at Providence 7:00

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale men's lacrosse team (3-4, 1-2 Ivy), coming off a 10-9 win over Penn last Saturday at Reese Stadium, takes a break from the Ivy League campaign to square off against Providence College (1-7, 0-3 Big East) Tuesday night. The 7:00 game featuring Ivy vs. Big East takes place at the Friar Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.

The Bulldogs got five goals from junior A Deron Dempster (Orangeville, Ont.) and 17 face-off wins from sophomore Dylan Levings (Massapequa, N.Y.) to grab the league win Saturday against the Quakers. Sophomore goalie Jack Meyer (Manhasset, N.Y.) made the crucial save that led to a Yale fast break and Dempster's game-winner with 12 seconds left.

Yale has won all four meetings with the Friars, the first an 11-5 decision in 2006 at Boca Raton, Fla. Two of the last three have been played in New Haven, including the 11-9 game at Reese a year ago.

Providence fell 8-7 in OT on Saturday at home against Rutgers, the Friars' sixth straight loss. PC, playing its third straight home game on Tuesday, is led offensively by Andrew Barton (11-5-16), on the X with Ryan Shaw (.549) and in net by Christian Dzwilewski (10.11, .507).

The Bulldogs, who get back to league play with a crucial game at Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon, are still in position to contend for post-season play. The top four league schools compete in next month's Ivy Tournament. Cornell, Princeton and Harvard have yet to drop a game in league play. Yale, Dartmouth and Brown each have two losses, so there is a lot to be decided over the next four weeks.