Yale vs. Pennsylvania
March 18, 2006
The Game Story:
James Riordan had four goals and Greg Klossner made 17 saves as the
undefeated No. 15 Penn men's lacrosse team improved to 5-0 with an 11-7 win
over Yale at Reese Stadium in the Ivy League opener for both squads.

The Bulldogs (2-3) had more shots (44-34) and more groundballs (31-27) but
had trouble producing quality scoring chances. A lot of credit should go to
Klossner, who came up with a number of impressive, point-blank stops.

David Schecter (2 goals) was the only Bulldog to hit the net more than once
while George Carafides stopped 11 shots between the Yale pipes.

The Quakers really took advantage of their shot opportunities (12-8 Penn)
in the first period. After Schecter evened the score at 1-1 at 12:03, the
visitors reeled off five straight goals to take a 6-1 lead into the first
intermission. Despite winning six of the eight faceoffs, the Elis suffered
their worst period of 2006 and fell out of contention on this day.

Penn made it six consecutive scores early in the second, a run that ended
when Chris Kempner hit the net on a low, 25-footer at 6:52 to cut the
margin to 7-2. The Bulldogs made it two in a row almost four minutes later
on pretty feed from Colin Neville to Tyler Castertano. The sophomore
attacker one-timed the pass from just outside the crease to make it 7-3
heading into halftime.

The teams traded scores early in the third, but the Quakers tallied two
straight to go ahead 10-4 after Colin Neville's score at 8:09. Freshman
Michael Karwoski notched his first collegiate goal on a pretty, wrap-around
bouncer with 36 seconds left in the frame as Penn took a 10-5 lead into the
fourth.

Daniel Brillman, who increased his consecutive point streak to 36 games,
converted a great feed from Casertano at 11:39 of the final frame to cut
the margin to 10-6 and Schecter added his second with 2:19 left but that
was as close as the Elis could get.

It does not get any easier from here for the Bulldogs who travel to Cornell
for another big Ivy game next Saturday.