March 2, 2009

Bulldogs Host Friars in Home Opener

March 2, 2009

The Yale men's lacrosse team (1-1, 0-0 Ivy), which split its first two games on the road this year, opens the 2009 home slate with a 7 p.m. game Thursday against Providence (0-2) at Reese Stadium.

The Series

Yale and Providence met once in 2006 when both were training in South Florida during spring break. The Elis won 11-5 at Boca Raton.

Minutemen Beat Bulldogs

Jim Connolly had seven goals and Tim Balise had four goals and one assist as the No. 20 ranked Massachusetts defeated Yale 18-6 at Garber Field. The Minutemen, who avenged a 2008 loss to Yale, scored the first four goals and seven of the game's first eight tallies on the way to a 12-2 halftime lead. Michael Karwoski, Colin Still, Brian Douglass, Mark Dobrosky and Brendan and Matt Gibson each hit the net once for the Elis, who fall to 1-1 on the season after opening with a win at Holy Cross. Freshman goalie Andrew Brown made his debut for the Blue with 11 saves.

Friars Fall To Hobart

Colin Tigh had two goals and an assist last Saturday but his Friars lost 8-6 to visiting Hobart, which outshot Providence 31-19. Robert Bryan, who had 10 saves, and PC opened the 2009 season with a 22-3 loss at top-ranked Syracuse on Feb. 15.

Last Yale-Providence Meeting

Daniel Brillman scored four goals and dished out two assists as Yale defeated Providence 11-5 in 2006 at St. Andrew's School in Boca Raton, Fla. Kyle Washabaugh added two goals with an assist while Tyler Casertano had three consecutive assists in the first half. Goalkeeper George Carafides collected six saves and four groundballs on 18 Providence shots. Face-off man Dan Kallaugher won a career-high 17 of 19 face-offs (89.5 percentage) against three Providence players.

Release filed by Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD & Sports Publicity Director