March 7, 2010

Bulldogs Improve To 3-0 With 14-5 Win

FUCHS HAS 4 POINTS IN NEUTRAL SITE WIN

RICHMOND, Va. – Senior Matt Fuchs had three goals and an assist and junior Brian Douglass had three goals as the Yale men’s lacrosse team improved to 3-0 with a 14-5 win over Presbyterian College at the Collegiate School.

The neutral site meeting was never in question. The Bulldogs, coming off a 13-12 win at home over No. 12 UMass on Friday, led 5-0 after the first quarter and 8-2 at the big intermission. Presbyterian fell to 1-3.

Sophomore Matt Miller and freshman Deron Dempster each had two goals for the Bulldogs, who also had tallies from senior Brendan Gibson (3 points), sophomore Colin Still and sophomore Gregory Mahony. Second-year attackman Matt Gibson handed out three assists and finished his weekend with five goals and 10 points after having a career-best 5-2-7 against the Minutemen on Friday.

Senior Max Rodman, who won 12 of 16 one-on-one battles, dominated on face-offs for the third straight game. Sophomore Robby Berner (0-2) and newcomer Cole Yeager (3-6) got their first action of the season after Rodman had helped put the game away.

Junior Johnathan Falcone got the start and win in the Yale net with seven saves. Sophomore Andrew Brown (2 saves) and freshman Peter Spaulding (1) also had work in the goal.

PC rookie Tyler Melnyk had a team-high two goals, while Andrew Athens chipped in a goal and dished out two assists. Jon Athens posted nine saves while playing the entire game.

The Bulldogs, who play at Lehigh on Saturday, will stay in Virginia for a few days to train before heading to Bethlehem for the non-league contest.

Recap filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director