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No. 4 Yale Beats Michigan 17-11

Fred Johnson '72 image
Fred Johnson '72 image

Bulldogs Have Won 3 Straight

 

ATLANTA, Ga. –  The defending national champions, who played three straight one-goal games at home to start the 2019 season, didn't have to worry about another tight contest today in their first game outside of New Haven. The No. 4 Bulldogs scored 6 straight goals between the second and third quarters on the way to a 17-11 win over Michigan in Atlanta's College Lacrosse Classic at Grady Stadium.

The Elis (3-1), who have won three straight, had goals from eight different players and never trailed in the neutral site matchup played in mid 60s temperatures. Brian Tevlin had 4 goals and 6 points, Matt Gaudet hit the net three times and Jackson Morrill pitched in 5 points.

The Wolverines (3-2) had no answer for Yale's TD Ierlan on the face-off X. The junior won 18 of 22, including 14 straight, to ignite a Yale offense that registered a season-high goal output. Ierlan not only won the battles, he also had the ground balls with a game-high 13 before getting a rest in the second half. That allowed first-year Joe Neuman to show his skills while winning all nine of his face-offs.

Yale scored 4 of the first 5 goals before UM pulled even for the last time in the second quarter. That's when the Bulldogs went on the run that put the game out of reach.

Jack Starr, who was hot in the Yale net early with four first-quarter stops, finished with a season-high 10 saves.

The Elis, who are staying in Georgia for a few more days before heading home, host Cornell at Reese Stadium this Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Ivy League opener that airs live on ESPN News.

 

contact: Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity - steven.conn@yale.edu