(Photo Courtesy of Ivy League)
The Princeton Tigers have grabbed the Ivy League AQ by nature of its dominating – victory over the Yale Bulldogs in the conference title game on Sunday afternoon.
Jake Stevens led Princeton with seven points off six goals and one assist. Coulter Mackesy (2G/3A) and Alexander Vardaro (2G/2A) had five and four points, respectively. Sean Cameron netted himself a hat trick.
Michael Gianforcaro made 17 saves in cage and Andrew McMeekin went 16-for-29 (55%) at the faceoff dot.
Princeton held Yale to an 0-4 mark on man-up situations and caused eight of Yale’s 10 turnovers.
With things tied 1-1 early on, Princeton would soon break free for six straight goals to make it a 7-1 game with 3:55 left in the opening frame. That stretch included a pair of goals from Jake Stevens and a pair of consecutive scores from Sean Cameron.
A man-up score from Jake Stevens early in the second frame gave him a hat trick on the day and sparked another six-goal Tigers run that pulled them ahead 13-2 with 5:16 in the half. A three-goal stretch bookended by Stevens’ scores in the third quarter made it a 16-4 game and help to officially begin putting this one away for good.
Yale scored five of the final nine goals to help make it a nine-goal deficit but that was as much as the Bulldogs would muster in this one.
Chris Lyons had two goals and two assists for four points. Jack Stuzin had three pole goals.
Princeton (8-6, 4-2 Ivy League) will see tonight where they will be slated in the NCAA Tournament.