Yale vs. Brown
April 10, 2004
The Game Story:
For the second game in a row, the Yale lacrosse team battled back from a late deficit only to lose by a goal. Trailing 9-4 to Ivy with 5:11 to play in the third period, the Bulldogs embarked on a run throughout most of the fourth quarter.

Seth Goldberg's sixth goal of the game with 56 seconds to play narrowed the score to 12-11 in favor of Brown, but the Elis were unable to tie the game and handed Brown their seventh win of the season.

The Elis, who outshot Brown 43-32, fell to 4-4 on the season (1-3 Ivy) while Brown improved to 7-1 and 1-0 in the Ancient Eight.

Goldberg led Yale in scoring, as he has all season, netting six goals and adding an assist. Sophomore Daniel Brillman scored twice and added three assists for the Elis.

The Bears were led by rookie David Madeira, who earned four goals, and junior Chazz Woodson, who scored twice and assisted three times.

The two teams played relatively closely in the first quarter, with the Elis outshooting Brown 9-6 but trailing 5-3 at the end of the period. Goldberg recorded all three Yale goals in the opening quarter.

Brown goalie Mike Levin had five saves to hold Yale scoreless in the second quarter, while Brown added two more goals to increase its lead to 7-3 going into halftime. Madeira scored his second of the game with 12:02 to play in the second, and Woodson added his first with 2:45 to put Yale down by four goals.

Coming out of halftime, the Bears continued their offensive assault, with Rory Hyland scoring just 12 seconds into the second half to give Brown a five-goal lead, their biggest of the game.

The Bulldogs responded with an extra-man goal by captain Scott Kenworthy at 7:33, but a pinpoint pass from Kyle Wailes to Madeira on Brown's man-up two minutes later gave the Bears a 9-4 lead.

Ryan Capilupi won four of six faceoffs in the third quarter to give the Elis good possession, and Yale began to gain momentum late in the third period with goals thirty seconds apart from Goldberg and Dave Schecter.

The scores cut Browns lead to 9-6 entering the final quarter. Nineteen seconds into the fourth, Brillman put home a pass from D.J. Barry to bring the Elis to within two goals.

The Bears brought their lead back up to four goals, leading 12-8 with 2:21 to play in the game, but the Elis continued to battle. Ned Britt hit a powerful shot from outside with 1:28 to play, and Brillman brought the Bulldogs to within two at 1:07 when he converted a great look from Goldberg just outside the crease to make the score 12-10.

With 56 seconds on the clock, a wild faceoff resulted in a loose ball that was finally picked up by Goldberg and buried past Levin to bring the game to a 1-goal deficit. Despite having possession over most of the next minute, the Elis were unable to tie the score and lost their fourth in a row.

The situation was reminiscent of Yale's Wednesday contest against No. 9 Army, when the team fought back from a 2-goal deficit late in the game, only to miss the game-tying shot by seconds.

"The guys continue to play hard, and I just hope we can keep playing hard," said head coach Andy Shay. "It's tough when you play three games against top 10 teams [No. 6 Princeton, No. 9 Army, and No. 10 Brown] in seven days."

Brown's Levin finished the game with 16 saves, while freshman goalie Jordan Ellis stopped seven shots for Yale.

Yale will host Albany at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday night, while Brown will be at home for a Tuesday matchup against Harvard.