Saturday Recap: Brown Takes Down Yale to Highlight Day of Upsets

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For the second week in a row, the Brown Bears earned a Top-10 win. This time it came at home and against the No. 5 Yale Bulldogs, 20-13.

The Bears knocked off then No. 8 Penn 12-10 on the road in Philadelphia last Saturday.

Brown’s victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday came in much different fashion than their victory over the Quakers. The most glaring difference was the Bears’ offense, which exploded in the second half for arguably their two quarters of the season.

When the final horn sounded and Mike Daly’s said rushed the field to celebrate the six-goal victory over what has been the class of the Ivy in recent years, the Bears had eight different goal-scorers and 11 different Point-getters on the day. 

Much of that offense came during the second half of play as the Bears went from leading 9-8 at the half to carrying a 15-9 lead with 3:34 in the third quarter. That 6-1 run to start the second half gave the Bears all the momentum they needed to close this one out. Three of those six goals came from Brian Antonelli, who would end the day with four goals.

Devon McLane (4G,2A) and Ryan Aughavin (4G,1A) ended the day with six and five points, respectively, as the leading point-getters for Brown.

Yale was able to put home two goals late in the third, including a buzzer-beater from Christian Johnson to end the frame, to stop the bleeding and cut the Brown lead to 15-11 heading into the fourth. But the Bears would just continue with their onslaught.

Brown opened the fourth quarter with four consecutive scores, including back to back goals from McLane. He would get his third of the day with 3:34 in the fourth to help officially put this one to bed and help the Bears outscore the Bulldogs 5-2 in the final frame. They won the second half in total 11-5.

A big part of that shift in the second half came at the faceoff dot. While Yale’s Nicholas Ramsey went 20-for-35 (57%) on the day and Brown’s Matt Gunty went 15-for-33 (45%), the Bears went 10-for-17 (58%) at the dot in the second half to help give themselves a possession advantage.

In addition to the Bears’ success on offense and their improvement at the dot, their defense caused 10 of Yale’s 19 turnovers. Connor Theriault anchored the defensive effort in cage with 15 saves.

Yale was led by Matt Brandau with seven points (4G/3A). The Bulldogs saw nine different goal-scorers. Jared Paquette made 15 saves.

Army West Point Dominates Cornell in Biggest Win of Season

Coming into Saturday, the Black Knights likely needed a resume-boosting. And get such a win they would, knocking off Cornell 17-10 in the most complete and dominant performance from Army all season.

Brendan Nichtern (2G/2A), Paul Johnson (2G/2A), and Ryan Sposito (3G) led the way for the Black Knights’ offense on Saturday.

Will Coletti went 19-for-28 (68%) at the dot and Wyatt Schupler made 12 saves in cage.

The Black Knights came out firing on all cylinders, taking a 5-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and extending that lead to 7-0 early in the second. Army would never slow down, holding the Big Red to just three goals in the first half as they led 9-3 at the break.

CJ Kirst and Billy Coyle each got early goals in the third to cut the Black Knights’ lead to five-goal, but Cornell would never inch any closer. A Ryan Sposito score sparked a five-goal Army run through late in the third that effectively put this one to bed, helping push the Black Knights’ lead to 15-5 at the end of the third.

Cornell outscored Army 5-2 in the final 17-plus minutes of play, but it wouldn’t matter as the ending had already been written.

Kirst led Cornell with four points off three goals and one assist while Coyle had two goals and one assist.

Siena Upsets St. Bonaventure in Comeback Victory

Down 9-1 late in the first half, Jack Kiernan put in a score with just 32 seconds left before the break. That goal proved to be spark the Saints needed to put together a comeback effort needed to knock off the top team in the MAAC.

The Saints outscored the Bonnies 4-1 in the third quarter alone to pull within 10-7 before continuing their offensive onslaught in the fourth and final frame. A second consecutive man-up score, which was put in by Kiernan, made it a two-goal game. The Saints went on to find the back of the net six more times, outscoring St. Bonaventure 7-1 in the fourth quarter, to get ahead and seal the 14-12 victory.

A pole goal from Nick Pepe with 7:45 remaining provided not only juice for the Saints, but gave them the lead, 11-10, for the first time in the game. A Pratt Reynolds score took back the lead for Siena just minutes later. Reynolds also scored the final goal of the contest off a Kieran feed on a man-up situation with less than a minute remaining. Sean Jeffery also had a pole goal late in the contest, marking his third of the day.

Kiernan had seven points off four goals and three assists while Reynolds had a hat trick to lead the way for the Siena offense. Chris Yanchoris nine saves in cage.

Siena held St. Bonaventure to an 11-of-17 mark in the clearing game. The Saints also caused 10 of the Bonnies’ 19 turnovers and had won the ground ball battle 35-25.

Jackson Rose (4G) and Jake Rosa (3G/1A) led the way for St. Bonaventure. Brett Dobson made 17 saves, facing 52 shots (31 on cage).

Marshall Terres Calls Game, Sends Colgate Past Lehigh in OT

A three-goal run to end the first quarter, which included a Marshall Terres buzzer-beater, pushed Colgate ahead 5-3 heading into the second quarter. Once the Raiders took the lead they would never trail again in what was a defensive-heavy contest.

Lehigh outscore the Raiders 2-0 in the second and third quarter combined before the two squads went 3-3 in the fourth quarter. That frame included a pair of late-game scores with Terres pulling Colgate ahead 8-7 with 39 seconds left. Quinn Armstrong forced overtime for the Mountain Hawks with 19 seconds left.

Terres came up heroic once more for the Raiders, sending home the game-winner at the 1:31 mark in the overtime period to secure the upset, 9-8, victory over Lehigh.

The game-winner was Terres’ third goal of the contest. Brian Minicus led Colgate with three goals and two assists for five points. Matt LaCombe made 15 saves to anchor the Raiders’ defense.

Tommy Schelling had three goals and two assists to lead Lehigh’s offense. Mike Sisselberger went 13-for-19 at the dot.

Strong Fourth Quarter Pushes Maryland Past Ohio Sate

The Maryland Terrapins found themselves tied up at the half with the Ohio State Buckeyes, 7-7, marking the only time they have not led at the break all season long.

Maryland ended that first half with a four-goal run to answer what had been a fantastic showing from the Buckeyes’ offense early in the game. The trio of Jack Myers (2G/4A), Jackson Reid (2G), and Jason Knox (2G) combined for seven points during that spark, which pushed Ohio State ahead 7-3 early in the second quarter.

Also during that stretch, Skyler Wahlund made five of his 19 saves as he started hot.

The Terrapins were able to build upon that half-ending run, scoring a fifth consecutive time less than a minute into the third and outscoring the Buckeyes 12-5 in the second half alone.

That second half offensive explosion included a 7-1 fourth quarter in which the Terrapins put this one to bed and secured the 19-12 victory, which earned them the title of regular season Big Ten Champions for the second consecutive season.

Logan Wisnauskas (5G/2A) led the Terrapins with seven points while Jonathan Donville (1G/3A) and Eric Malever (2G/2A) each had four points. Luke Wierman went 20-for-25 at the dot and Logan McNaney made 11 saves.

Boston U. Earns First-Ever Win at Loyola, 14-9

For the first time in program history, the Boston U. Terriers went into Ridley Athletic Complex and pulled out a win over the home Loyola Greyhounds. And on this particular day they did it with midfield Jake Cates out with a season-ending injury suffered last week against Princeton. Defenseman Patrick Morrison was also out for the third consecutive game.

But despite their injury woes, Ryan Polley’s squad showed that they very much belong with the big boys in the Patriot League.

After and even first half that saw the Terriers and Greyhounds all knotted at five and both goalies combined for 15 saves, Boston U. settled in and let looses. The Terriers exploded in the third quarter, outscoring Loyola 6-2 to get up 11-7 heading into the final stanza. They then added onto that lead with a pair of goals early in the fourth to make it a 13-7 game.

Kevin Lindley and Adam Poitras stopped the bleeding for the Greyhounds with consecutive goals, but it wouldn’t be enough as they were unable to comeback. Loyola committed 17 turnovers (12 in second half) and was held to 18-of-21 in the clearing game.

Louis Perfetto (2G/6A) led the Terriers with eight points while Vince D’Alto (3G/1A) and Timmy Ley (3G) each had hat tricks. Matt Garber made 13 saves.

Chris Gray Calls Game Against Syracuse

With 15.3 seconds left in regulation, Chris Gray dodged off the feed from behind the cage, broke away from the slide, and put home his fifth goal of the day to secure the 14-13 victory for the North Carolina Tar Heels and avoid the upset.

Gray’s game-winner was the second Tar Heel goal in the final minute of the contest, following a Lance Tillman score that knotted things up at 13. Prior to that late-game effort to secure the win, Syracuse had caught fire and and put home four consecutive goals to take their first lead, 13-12, since leading 1-0. The Orange outscored North Carolina 8-2 from the 6:08 mark in the third through the 2:16 mark of the fourth.

Brendan Curry (3G/2A) and Tucker Dordevic (3G/1A) led the Orange. Jakob Phaup went 18-for-30 at the dot.

Rutgers Fends Off Michigan in B1G Battle

Ronan Jacoby scored the game-winner with 3:44 left to secure the 13-12 victory for Rutgers over Michigan. Jacoby’s game winning goal earned himself a hat trick.

The Wolverines had started the fourth quarter on a five-goal run to comeback from down 11-6. Michigan outscored Rutgers 6-2 in that final frame.

Other Scores

  • Delaware survived a second-half effort from Towson to claim their first CAA win, 11-10.
  • Utah, Bellarmine, and Air Force all clinched berths in the ASUN Tournament with wins on Saturday.
  • Princeton escaped Dartmouth 12-10 in a game that saw Beau Pederson cause three turnovers and grab four ground balls.
  • Penn beat Harvard 11-10 in a crucial Ivy League battle. Patrick Burkinshaw had 20 saves to anchor the Quakers D while Sam Handley had four goals and one assist. Jamie Zusi went 18-for-22 at the dot.
  • Drexel earned their second CAA win with a 10-7 defeat of Hofstra.
  • Garrett Degnon had six goals to lead Johns Hopkins past Penn State, 13-10.
  • Marist held off Manhattan 13-12.
  • Saint Joseph’s stays perfect in NEC play with a 14-11 win over LIU.

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