Yale vs. Princeton.
Box Score: Yale 16 vs. Princeton 13.
College Crosse Recap.
I thought we were going to get a good game today and boy did Princeton and Yale deliver. Yale’s offense proved too much for the Tigers as the Elis scored 5 goals in the 1st quarter and 6 goals in the 3rd to hold off a spirited comeback effort by the Tigers. Yale now improves to 4-3 on the season and 2-0 in the Ivy League. The loss now moves Princeton to 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in the Ivy.
Yale’s Ben Reeves appears to be 100% again or close enough to it as he finished the game with 4 goals (on only 7 shots) and 4 assists. Yale dominated the Tigers on ground balls (54-36) and at the faceoff (26 wins out of 33 attempts). The Elis were able to beat a great effort by Princeton’s goalie Tyler Blaisdell who made 18 saves on the afternoon. Conor Mackie had a great game at the dot for the Bull Dogs, the junior’s 26 faceoff wins helped Yale to control the pace and his 18 ground balls made up 1/3rd of Yale’s 54 ground balls on the day.
Princeton was without one of its stars today as Austin Sims sat out of the contest due to an injury he suffered in Princeton’s win over Penn last weekend. Despite being shorthanded the Tigers gave Yale all it could handle as Princeton’s other stars played valiantly in the losing effort. Princeton’s Zach Currier finished the day with 6 points (4 goals & 2 assists), while his teammate Gavin McBride pumped in 7 points of his own (5 goals & 2 assists). McBride reached the 100 points mark on his first goal of the afternoon.
Princeton’s Riley Thompson also had a very good game with 5 points (3 goals & 2 assists). The star of the game for Princeton though was definitely goalie Tyler Blaisdell. Blaisdell’s 18 saves on the afternoon kept the Tigers in the game as Yale unloaded 47 shots (Princeton only had 29) on the Princeton defense.
Princeton’s next game is against Brown on April 1st.
Yale’s next game is against Penn on April 1st.