Fourth-quarter shutout gets Yale first win against Maryland in 90 years
Yale posted a 10-6 win against then-No. 10 Maryland on Feb. 21, the Bulldogs first win vs. the Terrapins since 1925.
Tied after three quarters, Yale scored four goals and shut out Maryland in the final 15 minutes.
The victory catapulted the Elis six spots to No. 8 in the latest Inside Lacrosse Poll and nine spots to No. 7 in the USILA Coaches’ Poll.
It’s the first time since March 2014 for Yale to be ranked in the top 10.
Conrad Oberbeck led the Bulldogs with three goals and two assists. Ben Reeves and Jeff Cimbalista added two goals and Michael Keasey recorded three points.
Yale (2-0) aims for its first 3-0 start since 2011 when it faces Bryant (1-2) Feb. 28.
With a hat trick today Conrad Oberbeck moved into 3rd place on the #YaleLacrosse Career Goal Scoring chart (102 goals) 2. Adam Puritz 106— Yale Lacrosse (@YaleLacrosse) February 21, 2015
No. 2 Notre Dame (2-0)
Notre Dame used 10 different scorers and a 9-0 run to trounce Michigan, 17-8, on Feb. 21. Freshman Mikey Wynne registered four goals and one assist for the Fighting Irish and junior Matt Kavanagh notched three goals and three assists. Sophomore goalie Shane Doss counted a career-high 13 saves.
No. 7 Albany (1-0)
Albany stifled Drexel with a 6-0 scoring run to win its season opener 15-8. Nine Great Danes scored as Albany ended a five-game losing streak to Drexel. Junior goalkeeper Blaze Riorden (16 saves) and freshman attack Connor Fields (three goals, three assists) swept the America East Conference’s weekly awards for their performances.
No. 19 Holy Cross (2-0)
Holy Cross entered the top 20 this week after claiming a 13-12 win against then-No. 8 Loyola. The victory was the Crusaders' first ever win vs. a nationally ranked team. Holy Cross is also the first Patriot League team to defeat Loyola as the Greyhounds went 8-0 in their inaugural season in the conference last year.