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College Crosse Ivy League Roundup: Brown Beats Princeton; Yale Outlasts Penn In 4 OTs.

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Yale vs. Brown move on to the Ivy League title game on Sunday.

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Ivy League Roundup.

Box Score: Brown 17 vs. Princeton 15.

Brown Recap.

College Crosse Recap.

This was an a great game between two very stout offenses. Brown was actually trailing 12-10 with a little over 11 minutes to go in the 4th quarter, but the Bears then went on a 7-0 run from 10:38 to 2:03 to take control of the game. Princeton fought back and went on a 3-0 run of their own to cut the deficit to 2, but Austin Sims’ goal with 43 seconds to go in the game was as close as the Tigers would get.

Brown’s Stephan Hudak & Dylan Molloy went off today with 6 points each (5 Gs & 1 A for Hudak & 4 Gs & 2 As for Molloy). Despite giving up 15 goals, Brown’s goalie Phil Goss actually had a pretty good game, as he finished the afternoon with 20 saves. Princeton’s Gavin McBride & Michael Sowers led the Tigers with 5 points each (3 Gs & 2 As for McBride & 4 Gs & 1 A for Sowers), while Sims & Charlie Durbin contributed 4 points each (2 Gs & 2 As for Sim, & 3 Gs & 1 A for Durbin). Brown will now face Yale in the Ivy League Tournament title game.

Box Score: Yale 13 vs. Penn 12 (4 OT).

Yale Recap.

College Crosse Recap.

This was a wild one as Yale & Penn combined to score 11 goals in the first quarter and it looked like it was going to be a game of who got to 25 first. Yale was able to calm things down in the 2nd and 3rd quarter and went into the 4th leading 10-9. However, Penn scored the first two goals of the 4th quarter to take back the lead 11-10 with just over 11:00 to play. Yale didn’t respond until Matt Gaudet was able to find the back of the net with 5:50 to play to tie it up at 11. Penn scored again to go up 1 with 3:12 to play but Yale’s Ben Reeves soldiered up and got the equalizer with 50 seconds to play and push the game into overtime.

That’s when things really got nutty. Yale unloaded 12 shots in the first 3 OTs, while Penn only able to muster 2 of their own shots in the same time period. Despite the onslaught, Penn was able to stay in the game thanks to their goalie, Reed Junkin. Indeed, but for Junkin, Yale would’ve probably had this one won in the first OT, but the Penn keeper was able to come up with breathtaking saves time and again in the first 3 OTs. However, Junkin’s stellar play wasn’t able to save Penn as Yale’s Joseph Sessa was able to sneak one past him with 2:56 left in the 4th OT to give the Elis the victory. Yale will face off against Brown on Sunday for the Ivy League Tournament championship. (Ed. Note: HIT IT, WHITNEY!!!)