Yale vs. Army
April 7, 2004
The Game Story:
New Haven, CT - Jim Wagner's sixth goal of the game with 1:22 left in the fourth period was the game-winner as the Army men's lacrosse team escaped with a 14-13 win over Yale at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium.

Wagner, who already has 31 goals this spring, whipped a 30-foot, waist-high shot past Yale goalie Jordan Ellis (16 saves) to complete the scoring and give the Black Knights their seventh win in nine games. That game-winning goal stood up after Yale junior Seth Goldberg hit the net just after time expired, and the goal was immediately waved off by the officials.

Army, which outshot Yale 44-41 and had two more ground balls (38) erased 5-3 and 7-4 deficits to take a 10-8 advantage late in the third frame on a pair of goals by Jake Couch (3-1-4). Ned Britt, who led the Bulldogs with five goals and seven points, and David Schecter (1-1-2) scored the next two to even the game at 10-10 before the visitors tallied three straight to seemingly put it away.

But Dan Brillman (2-1-3), captain Scott Kenworthy (2 goals) and Britt hit the net, the last coming with 1:31 left in the game, as the Elis knotted the score at 13-13. After Wagner nailed his sixth goal, Brillman rushed the net with 27 seconds left and had a quality chance before losing the ball to Knight goalie Matt Darak (11 saves), who scooped it up and sent it to a teammate headed up the field.

The Bulldogs (4-3), who have lost three straight and were hurt by what could be a season-ending injury to faceoff man Dan Kallaugher (9-for-19) late in the third period, tallied goals on three of four chances with the extra man in this game. Yale managed to steal the ball back with a dozen seconds left deep in Army territory before Brillman fed Goldberg (1 assist) -- Yale's leading scorer this spring with 18 goals -- for the last attempt.

"I am proud of our guys for playing so hard and fighting back. We just came up short at the end," said Yale head coach Andy Shay. "We never quit."