By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The No. 3 Yale Bulldogs have advanced to the Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Monday afternoon. The Bulldogs defeated No. 2 Albany Great Danes, 20-11, on Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
The Bulldogs defeated the Great Danes for the second time this season. They also won 14-6 on April 22nd in Conn.
Yale will face the winner of the No. 1 Maryland Terrapins and the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils. If it is the Terrapins, they’ll be playing in their four straight National Championship, including winning last year’s National Championship.
Yale had the first 20-goal semifinals game since 1995. This will be the Bulldogs first National Championship game appearance.
This was Albany’s first appearance in Championship weekend.
Matt Gaudet led the Bulldogs with six goals. He; however, had just one goal in the second half after having five goals in the first half.
Ben Reeves also had five goals and four assists. Jackson Morrill had three goals and two assists. Brendan Rooney also had two goals.
Christian Cropp, Ted Frost, John Daniggelis, and Joseph Sessa also had a goal each. Jason Alessi also had two assists, while Brian Tevlin had one assist.
Yale goalie Jack Starr received the win. He also had seven saves.
Connor Fields led the Great Danes with three goals and two assists. Sean Eccles also had two goals.
Jakob Patterson, Tehoka Nanticoke, TD Ierlan, Jack Burgmaster, Alex Burgmaster, and Ron John also scored goals. Patterson, Ierlan, Kyle McClancy, Justin Reh, and Noah Taylor also had assists.
Albany goalie JD Colarusso received the loss. He made six saves. His backup Nate Siekierski also made seven saves after he replaced Colarusso.
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