No. 13 BU falls to No. 5 Yale, 22-15
BOSTON- Junior Louis Perfecto tied a career high with four goals and six points, but the No. 13 Boston University men’s lacrosse team suffered a 22-15 loss to No. 5 Yale on Tuesday at Nickerson Field.
BU (8-2) took a 2-0, 5-3 lead, but an 11-0 run at Yale (6-2) put the game out of reach. The Terriers never gave up and outscored the Bulldogs, 9-4, in the final 30 minutes.
Junior Vince D’Alto had three goals and three assists on a six-point day as a senior Timmy Ley had four points (1g, 3a) and extended his NCAA scoring streak to 32 games. Second year students Christian Quadrino and Tommy Bourque each scored two senior goals Jett Dziama scored a goal and added two assists in addition to his three ground balls and one caused a turnover. Second year James Corcoran scored his first goal of the year as a senior matt baugher also found the back of the net.
BU, the national leader in game-induced turnovers, forced 14 Yale giveaways on Tuesday, led by second Dane De Goler’s Three. Senior Will Carson also had a pair of turnovers caused. Junior Conor Calderone won 16 faceoffs and nine ground balls as a junior Roy Meyer ended the day with five balls on the ground.
HOW DID IT HAPPEN
- Perfetto gave BU a 1-0 lead after just 21 seconds before Bourque extended the lead to 2-0 at 13:27.
- Thomas Bragg scored back-to-back goals to level the score at 10:41 of the quarter, but Quadrino quickly responded to regain the lead.
- Yale again tied the score at 3-3, but goals from Baugher and Perfetto just 23 seconds apart gave the Terriers a 5-3 advantage.
- The Bulldogs started their run with a goal at 6:28 and finished the first period with a 7-5 lead.
- Yale then scored the first seven goals of the second quarter to make it 14-5.
- Dziama broke Yale’s run, but four more Bulldog strikes made it 18-6 at halftime.
- The Terriers won the third quarter, 4-1, thanks to goals from D’Alto, Perfetto, Ley and Bourque, then added five more goals in the final 15 minutes, including Corcoran’s first scorer of the campaign.
- Perfetto and D’Alto extended their point streaks to 27 games and 25 games, respectively, and have yet to be held without a point in their Terrier careers.
- Ley pushed his NCAA scoring streak to 32 games and is now three goals away from reaching 100 for his career.
- Junior Jax Popovitch went 2 of 4 in faceoff X and is 5 of 8 on faceoffs the past two games.
- senior goalkeeper Matt Garber made eight saves in 55:20 of work.
- It was BU’s first home defeat of the season after starting the year 6-0 at Nickerson Field.
- The Terriers’ two losses this season have been to top-15 opponents.
- The Terrier drive forced four failed clearances.
- Four Yale goaltenders combined for 16 saves.
- BU will face another top-five foe in the Ivy League when the Terriers travel to No. 3 Princeton on Saturday.
- The opening puck drop is scheduled for 1 p.m.