Cornell vs. Yale
March 17, 2012
The Game Story:
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Senior Roy Lang's goal with just over five minutes to play gave No. 4/3 Cornell an 8-7 win over Yale on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red improved to 4-1 (1-0 Ivy), while the Bulldogs slipped to 2-3 (0-1 Ivy) in the Ivy League opener for both teams.

Sophomore goalkeeper Andrew West made a career-high 13 saves to lead a Big Red defensive effort that saw just three goals allowed over the final 45 minutes to rally from a two-goal deficit in the first half. Cornell limited Yale to 1-of-6 on the extra man in a game that featured 14 minutes of penalties between the two squads. Cornell forced 16 Yale turnovers with Mike Bronzino, Tom Freshour and Jason Noble each causing two.

Chris Langton had two goals and an assist, Max Van Bourgondien notched a goal and two helpers and JJ Gilbane and Connor English each scored twice to lead the Big Red offense. Thomas Keith won five ground balls to lead the team, while Noble won four and Steve Mock claimed three.

Matt Gibson led Yale with two goals and two assists, while Conrad Overbeck notched two goals and an assists and Brandon Mangan tallied a pair of goals. The tandem of Dylan Levings (6-of-9) and Cole Yeager (5-of-8) combined to win 11-of-17 face-offs to repeatedly give Yale possessions, particularly in the first quarter when the Bulldogs won six of the first seven restarts.

In all, Yale had narrow edges in shots (33-30) and ground balls (24-23), but couldn't find a way to snap a losing streak against Cornell that dates all the way back to 1999, now sitting at 14 games.