Yale vs. Hartford
March 29, 2005
The Game Story:
Seth Goldberg had four goals and David Schecter hit the net three times as a dozen different teammates scored in the Yale men's lacrosse team's 21-7 win over Hartford at Johnson Field.

Chris Kempner, Dan Brillman, Dan Sale and Brian Belsky each pitched in a pair of goals as the 4-2 Bulldogs overcame a sloppy first half to outscore the visitors 11-2 over the last 30 minutes.

The 21 goals were the most by a Yale team since a 21-11 win over Sacred Heart on March 10, 2002, at Boca Raton, Fla. James Rump, Kyle Washabaugh, Ben Fuchs, David Levy and Anson Frericks added to the festivities by tallying their first collegiate goals.

"We got in a good flow today and it was nice to see us gain our confidence back on offense," said Goldberg. "We just had to go out and play our game. It was nice to see some of the guys who don't always get on the field score some goals. Everybody supports each other on this team."

The Hawks (1-5) tallied a goal at 1:55 of the first period to cut the deficit to 6-4 before the Elis ran off 11 straight and put the game away. Goldberg got three of his four during that spurt and his teammates were winning the faceoffs (18 of 30) and getting more ground balls (44-28) than Hartford.

Both Dan Kallaugher, who had most of his work in the first half, and Greg Duboff won nine faceoffs as the Bulldogs controlled the ball in the second half.

"We talked about executing on offense and defense and I think we did it tonight," said Yale head coach Andy Shay. "The offense moved the ball well and we had a lot of guys get their first career goals."

George Carafides played just over 40 minutes in goal and made seven saves to earn his fourth win of the year.

Yale outshot the Hawks 43-35 and the America East squad used both Franklin Pargh (16 GA, 5 saves) and Alex Finkleman (5, 1) between the pipes. Matt Holman led Hartford with three goals.

The Bulldogs have a big test this Saturday when defending Ivy champion Princeton comes to town for a 1 p.m. start at the Yale Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium.