Comeback Effort Falls Short, #16 Bears Fall to Yale, 12-11

April 9, 2005

Box Score

Providence, Rhode Island - Trailing 11-4 midway through the third quarter, 16th-ranked Brown mounted a furious comeback effort, outscoring Yale 7-1 for the remainder of the game, but came up a goal short in a 12-11 Ivy League loss to the Elis at Stevenson Field. The loss drops the Bears to 3-3 overall, 0-1 in the Ivy League, while Yale extended its record to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in Ivy play.

When sophomore Ben Fuchs scored to give Yale an 11-4 advantage with 6:64 left in the third quarter, it looked like the Elis would cruise to the victory.

The Bears scored five straight goals on tallies by senior Chazz Woodson (Virginia Beach, VA), sophomore David Madeira (Norwich, VT), sophomore defenseman Bobby Shields (Hampstead, NH) and two by senior Chris Mucciolo (Manhasset, NY) to pull to within 11-9 of the Elis. Junior Colin Neville broke the momentum by scoring his second goal of the game to extend Yale's lead to 12-9 with 3:24 left in the game.

Woodson scored his third goal of the game with 1:26 remaining and sophomore Alex Buckley netted his second goal to pull the Bears to within one goal, 12-11. Brown's Rob Cotter captured the ensuing face-off, giving the Bears a chance to tie the game. Mucciolo's last second shot, just inside the box, went wide and Yale held on for the win.

The difference in the game was the play of Yale junior face-off man Dan Kallaugher, who won 21 of 27 face-offs and picked up 16 ground balls.

Woodson and Mucciolo scored three goals each to lead the Bears, while Buckley added two goals. Junior Kyle Wailes added a goal and two assists for Brown. In goal for the Bears, sophomore Chandler Clarke (Lloyd Harbor, NY) made 6 saves while allowing five goals, while junior Nick Gentilesco (Setauket, NY) made 11 saves, allowing 7 goals.

Five Yale players scored two goals each -senior Seth Goldberg, sophomore Chris Kempner, freshman Tyler Casertano, junior Dan Brillman and Neville. Goldberg and Kempner added two assists each. Freshman goalie George Carafides made 9 saves in goal for the Bulldogs.

Brown will be back in action on Tuesday night on the road against Harvard. Game time is 7:00 p.m.