Yale vs. Drexel
April 30, 2005
The Game Story:
Yoni Cohen's 30-foot shot with 3:14 left in overtime hit the net as the
Drexel men's lacrosse team got past Yale 10-9 at a soggy Soccer-Lacrosse
Stadium.

Drexel (9-5) overcame deficits of 7-3 and 9-6 before scoring the game's
last four goals to earn the victory. The Bulldogs, who finish the year at 7-
5, had a possession with under a minute left in regulation but lost the
ball on a Tyler Casertano turnover just before Dan Brillman was called for
a slashing penalty. That gave the possession to the Dragons, who ran the
last 19 seconds off the clock and took over with the ball in the extra
session.

"It sucks to go out with a loss, but at the same time you can't let it take
anything away from what we accomplished this season," said Yale captain DJ
Barry after playing in his last game. "We were supposed to finish last in
the Ivy League and up until two weeks ago we were still in it. Bottom line
is I am so proud of this team and I am so jealous of everyone who is coming
back next year."

Jeff Pfeffer had two of the last four goals for Drexel and finished with a
game-high three goals and four points. The Dragons outshot Yale 31-28 but
had one less ground ball and were dominated on faceoffs by Bulldog freshman
midfielder Greg DuBoff, who took 16 of the 22 draws and also had an assist.

Drexel got on the board first but the Elis scored six of the next seven and
took a four-goal lead into intermission. Colin Neville and Brillman both
tallied their two goals in the first 30 minutes. Both of Neville's scores
came on helpers from Brillman, who had four points today and finished with
a goal in every game this season.

Casertano hit the net twice on a pair of pretty moves around defenders.
David Schecter and Seth Goldberg also scored for the home team. Goldberg
finished his collegiate career with 34 straight games with a point covering
two and a half seasons.

Drexel scored the first three goals of the second half and allowed Yale
just two goals over the last 30 minutes, consecutive scores by David Levy
and Casertano late in the third to give Yale a 9-6 lead.

"It's a horrible way to end a season that has been filled with so many
positives," said Yale head coach Andy Shay. "I don't think it defines the
type of year we have had. I think the kids have accomplished a lot more
than anyone thought they could and I am proud of them."

George Carafides finished his sensational rookie campaign with 10 saves,
while Bruce Bickford had 11 for the Dragons, including seven in the first
half.