Ivy League vs. Big East on Saturday at 2:30 at Reese
The Yale Men's Lacrosse Team (12-3) has earned a No. 5 seed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament and hosts Georgetown (13-4) this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Reese Stadium in a first-round contest aired by ESPNU. The winner of Saturday's game at New Haven takes on the survivor of the Penn-Army meeting in an NCAA quarterfinal game at Hartford's Rentschler Field on Sunday, May 19.
SERIES vs. HOYAS
There have been 9 meetings (all in D.C.) between Yale and Georgetown, and the Bulldogs have won them all. The first 8 came between 1984 and 1991, while the last contest was 8 years ago.
The defending national champions are hosting a first round game for the second time in the last three years. The Bulldogs began their 2018 title run with a win at Reese Stadium against UMass. This is the second straight year Yale is 12-3 entering the NCAAs while coming off a loss in the Ivy Championship Game in New York. The 2019 Elis have won 6 of their last 7. Their 3 losses have each been one-goal decisions, including 2 in OT. Yale beat Cornell in last week's Ivy semifinal before falling 12-11 to Penn in the title game.
The Hoyas, whose starting goalie (Chris Brandau) is the twin brother of Yale's rookie record-breaker Matt Brandau, are coming off a win over Denver last Saturday in the Big East finale in Colorado. Georgetown, winners of two straight league championships, is making its 13th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the second straight. The Hoyas have made 9 NCAA quarterfinals and one semifinal.
contact: Steve Conn, Yale Athletics Communications - firstname.lastname@example.org