Men's Lacrosse Weekly Release - Week 7
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Harvard travels to Cornell this Saturday in a meeting of the two squads still unbeaten in Ivy action.
Cornell is the lone unbeaten in the nation overall at 9-0 (3-0 Ivy). Cornell has also won its last nine Ivy League regular season contests. The Crimson are 2-0 in League play and 5-4 overall (all four losses coming on the road against ranked opponents). The 3 pm start will be streamed live on The Ivy League® Digital Network.
The Big Red have won 16 straight meetings between the two going back to 1999. Harvard's last win in the series was on April 4, 1998 in Cambridge. The Crimson's last win on the road in the series came the season before, an 18-16 win on April 5, 1997. (Harvard's last win overall at Schoellkopf Field was in the Ivy League Tournament against Penn on May 6, 2011.)
The series dates back to 1895 with Cornell leading, 64-23.
Last Saturday saw some outstanding play by goalkeepers. Penn's Brian Feeney held Yale to five goals - the Bulldogs' lowest output since April 2011 - in a 6-5 win. That snapped Yale's seven-game home winning streak. Yale entered the game averaing 10.8 goals per game.
Brown's Jack Kelly had 16 saves, including 12 in the second half, to hold off Princeton, 11-10, for the Bears' first win over the Tigers since 2008. Princeton entered the game averaging 12.9 goals per game and used a furious five-goal fourth quarter to come close to that.
Cornell used four goalkeepers in shutting down Dartmouth, 19-4. The four goals were Dartmouth's fewest since April 2010.
This Saturday's slate will see all four games streamed on The Ivy League Digital Network. Penn hosts Brown and Dartmouth hosts Yale at 1 pm. Cornell hosts Harvard at 3 pm. Princeton steps out of League play to host Rutgers at 7 pm.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn senior goalkeeper Brian Feeney (Summit, N.J.) played a big part in holding Yale nearly six goals beneath their average in the Quakers' 6-5 win Saturday afternoon. In a nearly must-win game for the Quakers, Feeney had 11 saves on the day, including the last coming in the final seconds to seal the win. Penn held the Bulldogs to their lowest offensive output since April 2011 as Feeney recorded double-digit saves for the third time in the last four outings.
Feeney's Statistics for the Week
1 GP, 1-0, 5.00 GAA, 5 GA, 13 Svs., 72.2 sv%, 7 GB
Brown sophomore goalkeeper Jack Kelly (West Islip, N.Y.) had 32 saves in two outings last week, including a big second half to beat Princeton on Saturday. Kelly had 16 saves each in wins over Marist and Princeton. Against the Tigers, he had 12 saves in the second half, seven of them in the fourth quarter as the Tigers tried to roar back from a five-goal deficit.
Kelly and the Bears held on to beat Princeton, 11-10, recording their first win over the Tigers since 2008 and getting them into the Ivy League title race.
Kelly's Statistics for the Week
2 GP, 2-0, 10.50 GAA, 21 GA, 32 Svs., 60.4 sv%, 1 GB
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown's Dylan Molloy (Setauket, N.Y.) had five points in two games last week to help the Bears run their winning streak to three in a row. Molloy had a goal and an assist in a 13-11 win at Marist on Tuesday and followed that up with two goals and an assist in Brown's 11-10 win over Princeton on Saturday.
The Bears are now 6-0 when Molloy scores at least one goal this season, but 0-3 in games that he does not score.
Molloy's Statistics for the Week
2 GP, 3G, 2A, 5 Pts., 8 shots, 6 SOG, 3 GB, 2 CT
Devin Dwyer, Harvard (So., A, Garden City, N.Y.)
1 GP, 1G, 5A, 5 Pts., 2 GB, 1 shots, 1 SOG
Will Walker, Harvard (So., A, Scituate, Mass.)
1 GP, 4G, 4 Pts., 2 GB, 7 shots, 4 SOG
Connor Buczek, Cornell (Jr., M, Cincinnati, Ohio)
1 GP, 5G, 2A, 7 Pts., 1 GB, 11 shots, 8 SOG
Michael Quinn, Yale (So., LSM, Port Washington, N.Y.)
1 GP, 3 GB, 3 CT
Tom Schreiber, Princeton (Sr., M, East Meadow, N.Y.)
1 GP, 3G, 1A, 4 Pts., 2 GB, 1 CT, 9 shots, 4 SOG
Christian Knight, Cornell (Fr., G, Baltimore, Md.)
1 GP, 1-0, 5.33 GAA, 45 min, 4 GA, 7 svs., 63.6 sv.%
Tuesday, April 1
(14/14) Yale at Providence, 7 pm
Saturday, April 5
(RV/--) Brown at (13/15) Penn, 1 pm [IVY]
(14/14) Yale at Dartmouth, 1 pm [IVY]
Harvard at (2/2) Cornell, 3 pm [IVY]
Rutgers at (19/17) Princeton, 7 pm [IVY]
*Ivy League game
IVY-Streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network
Rankings listed as Warrior Media / USILA