April 13, 2009

Blue Hosts Green Wednesday Night

April 13, 2009

With two games remaining in Yale's Ancient Eight season, the Bulldogs (5-5, 1-3 Ivy) have a chance to split a very tough league schedule and impact the Ivy men's lacrosse standings. The Big Green of Dartmouth (3-8, 0-3) come to Reese Stadium Wednesday night at 7 looking for their first league win of 2009. The game can be heard live on WYBC.com.

Series Notes

Yale owns a 44-32 lead in the overall series with Dartmouth, including a 26-14 mark at New Haven. The Big Green and Bulldogs are 18-18 at Hanover.

Yale Notches Season-High 18 Goals

Michael Karwoski had five goals while Brendan Gibson and Matt Gibson each chipped in three as the Bulldogs defeated Fairfield 18-11 at Reese Stadium last Saturday night. The other Yale goals came from Matt Miller (2), Matt Fuchs and Michael Barry. Sophomore Johnathan Falcone earned the win in net with 13 saves, including five in the second quarter, while allowing eight goals. Falcone and the Yale defense blanked the visitors for 15-minute span in the second half that enabled the Blue to put it away. Freshman Andrew Brown, who had three shots get behind him, took over for the last three and a half minutes. Both teams tallied three times on seven extra-man chances while Fairfield had a slight edge in shots (43-40) and ground balls (34-32). The Elis had one more faceoff win than the Stags with Kevin Discepolo (14-for-29) and Max Rodman (3-for-4) combining efforts in the circle.

Red Too Much For Green

No. 3 Cornell scored six of the seven goals in the first quarter and cruised to a 19-6 win over Dartmouth last Saturday at Scully-Fahey Field. Six different Big Green players scored including New Haven's Ari Sussman (1-2-3), Brian Koch and Jonathan Livadas. Freshman Fergus Campbell got his sixth-straight start in net for the Big Green and made seven stops, including four in the final quarter.

Last Year at Hanover

Four different Bulldogs tallied three goals and three of those players had four points but the Elis did not have enough offense to overcome Dartmouth in a 17-14 Big Green win at Hanover. Kyle Washabaugh, Michael Karwoski, Tyler Casertano and Brendan Gibson each hit the net three times. Washabaugh, Karwoski and Casertano all added an assist as well. Jonathan Koenig and Bryce Pyle had the other two Bulldog goals while Matt Fuchs had two assists and Colin Ford and Brian Douglass also picked up helpers. Dartmouth outshot Yale 40-38, had a 37-32 advantage in ground balls and won five more faceoffs than the visitors. George Carafides made 12 saves in the Yale net.

Bulldog Bites

Michael Karwoski leads the Elis with 22-7-29 and has hit the net five times in two (Penn, Fairfield) games this spring. The Gibson brothers have combined for 34 goals and 53 points. Matt (16-10-26) has a shot at league rookie of the year honors, while Brendan (18-9-27) is second to Karwoski in goals and points. Brian Douglass (11-7-18) and Gregory Mahony (11-2-15) are the other Bulldogs who hit double figures in goals. Kevin Discepolo, following in the footsteps of the great Yale faceoff specialists, is now 15th in Division I with a .563 faceoff percentage. Jonathan Falcone (.508, 11.11, 5-4) has all but one decision for the Blue in net.

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