Harvard vs. Yale
April 23, 2005
The Game Story:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Freshman goalie Evan O'Donnell (Guilderland, N.Y.) made a season-high 13 saves, and Harvard used an eight-goal run spanning four quarters to take an 11-4 win against 16th-ranked Yale Saturday afternoon at a rainy Jordan Field.

Junior attackman Sean Kane (Fairfax, Va.) scored a game-high four goals, while senior attackman Mike McBride (Ridgewood, N.J.) had a hat trick for Harvard, which snapped a four-game losing streak. O'Donnell led a defensive effort that held Yale scoreless for a span of 33 minutes, 55 seconds.

The win evened the Crimson's record at 5-5 overall and improved Harvard to 2-3 in the Ivy League. Yale fell to 7-4 and finishes its Ivy season at 3-3.

Harvard never trailed in the game at the Crimson sandwiched first-quarter goals from Mike McBride and Sean Kane around a Yale goal from Daniel Brillman to hold a 2-1 lead midway through the period.

The Bulldogs tied it a 2-2 when Colin Neville put home a feed from Christopher Kempner with 3:27 left, but Harvard took the lead into the second period when McBride picked up his second goal of the game with 23 seconds left in the quarter.

Yale held a 10-6 advantage in shots in the second quarter, but Harvard had all of the scoring in the period as junior midfielder Jake Samuelson (Newton, Mass.) struck from 15 feet, and sophomore middie Evan Calvert (Ellicott City, Md.) took a feed from Kane and ripped a shot past Yale goalie George Carafides with 7:36 left in the half.

Harvard tacked on three more in the third period as the Crimson held a 14-4 shooting advantage. Kane scored two goals in the quarter, while McBride completed his hat trick when he finished a feed from Adam Mahfouda (Hewlett Harbor, N.Y.).

The Crimson built a 10-2 lead with a pair of goals to start the fourth quarter as freshman attackman Brooks Scholl (New Canaan, Conn.) scored 31 second into the period and junior attackman Steve Cohen (Syosset, N.Y.) converted an extra-man goal with 13:37 left.

Yale broke the run on David Levy's third goal of the year, but Kane pikced up his fourth goal with 4:26 left to make it 11-3.

Kane finished with five points (4g, 1a) on the day, while McBride had four points (3g, 1a) for the Crimson. Calvert and Samuelson both had a goal and an assist.

Yale got two goals from Brillman, who was the Bulldogs' only multiple-point scorer. Carafides made 11 saves in the Yale cage.

Harvard was 3 for 7 in extra-man situations, while Yale was 0 for 6 with the man advantage.

Harvard is back in action Tuesday, when the Crimson faces ninth-ranked Massachusetts at 3 p.m.