Fairfield vs. Yale
March 12, 2005
The Game Story:
Brian Belsky (Franklin Lakes, NJ) and Seth Goldberg (Syracuse, NY) each had
three goals as the Yale men's lacrosse team earned its first win of 2005
with an 11-8 decision over Fairfield University at Atlantic High School in
Delray Beach, Fla.

Belsky, a sophomore midfielder who has yet to earn a varsity letter, had a
career day in helping the Bulldogs improve to 1-1 and beat the Stags for
the second straight year. Goldberg, a senior attacker who led Yale in
scoring in 2004, came back to form after netting just one goal in the
season-opening 12-6 loss at UMass a week ago.

"Brian played very little last year but had a pretty impressive day," said
Yale head coach Andy Shay, who had to wait an additional 75 minutes to get
this game started. "Seth had some key goals when we needed them."

Goldberg scored three consecutive times, including a pair within 10 seconds
of each other. One of them came on a faceoff win by Dan Kallaugher
(Glyndon, MD) and a great feed by he junior middie to Goldberg. Kallaugher
had another strong day on draws for the Bulldogs.

Junior attackers Dan Brillman (Bryn Mawr, PA) and Colin Neville (Manhasset,
NY) both chipped in two goals, while Brillman also added an assist.

David Schecter (Sea Ranch Lakes, FL), a junior midfielder playing in his
home state, opened the scoring in the first frame but saw the Stags (0-2)
score four of the next five goals and hold a 5-4 halftime advantage.

A big second half that included seven straight goals helped the Blue erase
a 6-4 deficit and take an 11-6 lead.

Freshman goalie George Carafides (Drexel Hill, PA) earned his first
collegiate victory by making 13 saves, including sixth in the fourth
quarter.

"The seniors really stepped up tonight, including Seth [Goldberg] and Brian
Mulholland on defense. Brian had a ton of ground balls for us," said Shay.
"Our team really fought hard. We had to use a lot of guys because we were
concerned about the heat. We capitalized on our opportunities."

The Bulldogs play next at Pennsylvania at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19.