Yale vs. Hartford
March 28, 2006
The Game Story:
WEST HAVEN, Conn. - Tyler Casertano had three goals and four assists and Christopher Kempner hit the net three times and dished out one assist as the Yale men's lacrosse team romped over Hartford 13-3 tonight at Johnson Field.

The Bulldogs (3-4), who snapped a two-game skid, dominated every category despite competing in somewhat of a turnover (44 combined) fest. Yale had more shots (45-24) and ground balls (35-29) while winning 17 of the 20 faceoffs as they sent the Hawks (2-6) to a fifth consecutive loss.

"Our guys played hard and deserved this victory," said Yale head coach Andy Shay. "George [Carafides] made some big saves and played well in goal and our defense did a nice job to shut them down. It was good to see Tyler [Casertano] have a big night."

Castertano, who enjoyed his most productive day at Yale, had a hand in six of the first seven goals. He assisted on the first two scores by Chris Kempner and sophomore Kyle Washabaugh before hitting the net after two nice feeds from freshman Michael Karwoski to take a 5-0 lead early in the second. Kempner found the goal on consecutive shots (with one assist from Castertano) before Casertano made it 7-0 with 4:16 left in the half.

Hartford never really had a chance to be in this game. Big defensive plays and an efficient offense put this one away. Davis Lindsey notched his first collegiate goal with 35 seconds left in the half to make it 8-1 with the blowout in sight.

Daniel Brillman, who increased his consecutive game point streak to 38 with an assist on the Bulldogs' sixth score, made it 9-2 early in the third.

Karwoski, the 2005-06 Ivy League Ice Hockey Rookie of the Year, tallied a pair of unassisted goals midway through the third to increase the lead to 11-3.

Rookie attacker Colin Ford, the son of former Bulldog football star Jack Ford, beat Hawks' goalie Garret Allwes (11 saves) midway through the fourth period for his first career goal. That came after Lindsey's second tally of the night.

George Carafides earned the win in goal with nine saves before being replaced by David Wright (2 saves) and Joe Costa (1 save) for the last five minutes of the game.