lacrosse-men-d1 flag

Yale Athletics | February 21, 2015

Yale drops Maryland thanks to late push

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – No. 14 Yale broke open a back and forth battle with four goals in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 7 Maryland 10-6.

Conrad Oberbeck led the Bulldogs with three goals and two assists as Yale defeated Maryland for the first time since 1925.  Ben Reeves and Jeff Cimbalista had two goals, while Michael Keasey recorded three points for the victors.

The visitors got on the board first when Jay Carlson scored on the Terps' first shot of the game 2:08 into the contest.

Maryland added to its lead when Matt Rambo bounced a shot through the five-hole of Eric Natale at the 3:04 mark.

With 8:33 remaining in the first quarter, Oberbeck scored the Bulldogs' first goal, assisted by Colin Flaherty.  It was the 26th-consecutive game with a goal by the senior. Less than a minute later, Oberbeck tied the game with a man-up strike off a Keasey pass.

The Elis took a 3-2 lead when Reeves beat Terps' goalie Kyle Bernlohr at the 15:25 mark of the first quarter.  Maryland-native Michael Bonacci had the helper.

The hosts added to their advantage on a wrap around rocket that hugged the inside post by Cimbalista.

After the four-straight tallies by the Elis, Yale led 4-2 after the opening quarter.

Maryland scored the only two goals of the second quarter, sending the teams to the locker room tied at four. The Terps got their first goal of the second period when a bouncer by Henry West found the back of the cage with a man-up midway through the frame.

The Terrapins tied the game at 4 with 2:51 left in the first half when Dylan Maltz converted a Colin Heacock pass.

The halftime stat sheet was very even between the two nationally-ranked programs.  Both teams had 15 shots, eight groundballs and won 50% of the first-half faceoffs. The squads each scored with an extra-man and went five-of-six on clear attempts.

Yale got on the scoreboard first in the second half when Eric Scott scored 1:55 into the third quarter. Keasey had his second assist of the game on the Elis' fifth goal.

West scored his second goal of the game with 7:11 left in the third quarter to tie the score.

Oberbeck completed the hat trick with 1:58 left in the third quarter.  The senior was able to get a step on Maryland defenders Casey Ikeda and Matt Dunn and get his shot off for the goal.

With four seconds left in the quarter, Maryland tied the score at 6.  Maltz found the back of the net for the second time on the afternoon, assisted by Rambo.

The back and forth affair entered the final quarter even on the scoreboard and in the shots column (26).

Yale opened the fourth quarter scoring when Flaherty converted an Oberbeck dish 2:46 into the quarter.

Keasey added a potential insurance goal with 5:56 remaining.  Bonacci got his second helper of the game on the junior midfielder's fourth goal of the year.

Reeves made the home fans in the crowd of 1,322 breathe a bit easier with 2:29 left in the game.  The freshman took advantage of the Terrapins' over pursuit and scored his second of the game, unassisted.

Cimbalista scored into a vacant net with just over a minute left for the final tally, cementing the first February loss for the Terps under Head Coach John Tillman.

A key going into the non-conference game was winning the faceoff against the Terps' All-American Charlie Raffa. Both Conor Mackie and Jonathan Reese did their part in the X, winning 72% (13-for-18) of the draws against Raffa, Jon Garino, Jr. and Will Bonaparte.

NCAA men's lacrosse championship: Breaking down the Yale vs. Virginia title game, by the numbers

On Monday in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field, Virginia and Yale will face off for the national championship. Here's all the stats, players and things you need to know about the title game clash.
READ MORE

Super Bowl champ Chris Hogan helps send more than 300 Penn State students to lacrosse championships

In an effort spearheaded by Ashley and Chris Hogan, more than 300 Penn State students will get free tickets to the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championships this weekend in Philadelphia. Before winning two Super Bowls with the Patriots, Hogan played lacrosse at Penn State.
READ MORE

8 burning questions to be answered in the 2019 men's lacrosse semifinals

Here are eight questions that will be answered by the time a champion is crowned on Monday afternoon at the 2019 DI men's lacrosse championship.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners