March 8, 2014

Elis Fall To Stags on the Road

No. 10 Yale Loses 12-11 OT Game

FAIRFIELD, Conn.Conrad Oberbeck had four goals and one assist and Shane Thornton hit the net twice with a pair of assists, but it wasn't enough to get the Bulldogs a victory today. The No. 10 Yale men's lacrosse team fell in OT at Fairfield, 12-11.

 

The visitors had a chance to take the game with 12 seconds left in regulation. Jimmy Craft intercepted a pass and tossed it to Oberbeck whose shot went wide of the net.  The missed opportunity by Yale sent the game into overtime.

 

Overtime began with Yale dominating the time of possession.  With 2:59 left in the OT,  Thornton ripped a shot off that went just wide hitting the side of the Stags' net.  Shortly after, the Stags dished the ball up field leading to the game-winning goal by Eric Warden.

 

The Bulldogs, now 2-1 on the season, trailed much of the game before beginning a four-goal comeback that would send the game into overtime. Mark Glicini capitalized on a scoring opportunity with 4:34 left in the fourth quarter that tied the game up at 11. 

 

Four other Elis hit the back of the net as well; Sean Shakespeare, Colin Flaherty, Michael Bonacci, and Brandon Mangan each contributed a goal.  Mangan's one-goal effort was enough to extend his national goal-scoring streak to 24 games.

 

"I think they [Fairfield] played hard.  We have a ton of respect for those guys," said Andy Shay, the Ryan & Forst Family Head Coach.  "Our guys never gave up, they kept it close all game."

 

The Bulldogs look to move past the loss quickly as host No. 16 Lehigh at Reese Stadium Tuesday at 7 p.m.

 
 
 

Filed by Robert Klemens, Yale Sports Publicity Intern

 

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