Yale Takes Top Spot With Three Game Win Streak
Fairfield, CT – The Yale Bulldogs have knocked UMass off of the top spot of the NEILA Coach- es Poll after extending their win streak to three in a row this week. The Bulldogs easily dispatched Sacred Heart last Tuesday, 14-6, and then took down #17 Fairfield, 12-8, on Saturday. Brandon Mangon led the way for Yale on the offensive side with 6 goals and four assists in the two games last week, he leads the team with 20 total points on the season. Yale is now ranked 15th in the USILA
rankings. With the loss, Fairfield drops to fifth in the NEILA poll and out of the USILA rankings.
UMass has dropped to third in this week’s poll after losing three straight games, including this week a 15-9 loss to Albany and a 7-4 loss to Bucknell.
Quinnipiac and Providence are the two remaining NEILA unbeatens. The Bobcats come in at #2 after defeating Vermont on Friday, 10-6. QU was led by junior goalie Gill Conners, who made 14 saves in the win over the Cata- mounts, winning NEC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season. Meanwhile Providence was voted to the sixth spot after
beating Sacred Heart 12-10 on Saturday. Juniors Sean Wright and Andrew Barton both notched four goals and an assist in the win over SHU.
Providence and Quinnipiac face off in the battle of unbeatens on Tuesday afternoon in Hamden.
1. #15 Yale 3-1
2. Quinnipiac 3-0
2. #19 UMass 3-3
4. Brown 3-1
5. Fairfield 3-3
6. Providence 4-0
7. Harvard 2-2
8. Holy Cross 3-3
Anaconda/Sports Lids NEILA Player of the Week
Harry Krieger – Harvard Senior Goalie, 6-0/185 – Timonium, MD
The senior goalie turned away 12 shots to record an 8-6 vic- tory over Georgetown, including five in a clean fourth quarter. Krieger collected two ground balls against the Hoyas, allowing
just six goals (a season low for Georgetown). finishing the day with a 66.7 save per- centage. It is the second consecutive week the NEILA Player of the Week has been from Timonium, Maryland.