(Photo Courtesy of Yale Athletics)
The Yale Bulldogs brought themselves back to .500 on Tuesday evening as they took down the Boston U. Terriers 17-14. The win nipped a three-game losing streak for Yale and marked its second win over the Terriers in as many years.
Matt Brandau (3G/3A) and Chris Lyons (3G/3A) each tallied six points on the day for the Yale offense while Leo Johnson had five points off four goals and one assists. Thomas Bragg netted a hat trick and assisted on a score, as well.
Jared Paquette anchored the Yale defense with 13 saves while Nicholas Ramsey went 18-for-28 (64%) at the faceoff dot.
Coming into Tuesday night, the Bulldogs had fallen to Cornell, Princeton, and Penn in a row to drop to 0-3 in Ivy League play and 3-4 on the season. Yale allowed an average of 20 goals in each of those losses and an average of 11 first-half goals. On Tuesday night, however, the Bulldogs held Boston U. to four first-half scores. That includes just one goal in the second quarter.
Yale came out of the gates hot with Thomas Bragg scoring two of the Bulldogs’ first three goals. However, the Terriers were able to match that and a Timmy Ley man-up score at the 7:47 mark of the opening frame made it a 3-3 game.
The second quarter made all the difference as the Bulldogs put home four consecutive scores in the first seven minutes of the frame to pull themselves ahead 7-3. A pair of those scores came from Jack Monfort. And while Boston U. would get their lone score of the frame with 3:34 remaining, it was Yale who headed into the half with the monentum.
Chris Lyons score, Leo Johnson scored, and then Chris Lyons scored again. Each of those three goals came within 12 seconds of each other and pulled the Bulldogs ahead 10-4 with just 2:28 remaining in the first half. A faceoff violation would give Yale the ensuing possession but a caused turnover on Matt Brandau by Roy Meyer helped to end the Yale run.
Boston U. outscored Yale 10-7 in the second half but was unable to muster up enough effort to get within striking distance of the lead. A three-goal run in the fourth quarter that saw Matt Brandau net himself a hat trick before Chris Lyons put home a pair, including a man-up score, to do the same, officially put this game out of reach as it extended the Yale lead to 17-9 with 8:41 remaining.
The Terriers scored each of the final five goals of the contest to make the final score a little closer. That included a goal with 41 seconds remaining from Vince D’Alto and one with six seconds left from Patrick Morrison.
Vince D’Alto led the Terriers with six goals and one assist for seven points.
Yale (4-4, 0-3 Ivy League) moves to face Dartmouth this weekend in a Holy Saturday battle. Boston U. (7-3, 4-1 Patriot League) will face Loyola at home on Saturday.
Saint Joseph’s Blasts Monmouth
In a battle between a pair of Hawks, Saint Joseph’s came out on top in convincing fashion as they beat Monmouth 13-3.
While Saint Joseph’s led just 3-2 at the end of the first quarter and 6-3 at the half, they would go on a 7-0 run during the final two frames to run away with the Tuesday night victory.
Carter Page (6G/1A) led Saint Joseph’s with seven points. Scott Macmillan made 11 saves in cage in the 45 minutes and change of action he saw.
Matt Soutar was a bright spot for Monmouth, going 9-for-19 (47%) at the dot and holding Zach Cole to an 8-for-17 (47%) mark.
Saint Joseph’s (6-4, 1-0 A10) travels to St. Bonaventure on Saturday. Monmouth (4-6, 0-3 CAA) will travel to Hampton on Saturday.