Yale On Top For Second Straight Week
Fairfield, CT – Despite losing a tight battle to Ivy League rival Cornell on Saturday the Yale Bulldogs were voted to the NEILA top spot for the second straight week. Yale dropped three spots in the USILA poll to 18th, the only NEILA squad left in the rankings.
Brown climbs two spots to the second spot after defeating the Harvard Crimsons, 11-9, on Saturday. Brown was led by freshman goalkeeper Jack Kelly, who made a season high 15 saves in the victory and earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors for his effort. Harvard comes in at the six spot, up one slot from last week.
Fairfield also climbs up a couple of spots to number three after a 10-8 win over conference foe Michigan last Thursday. The Stags earned their first ECAC win of the year behind a hat trick from junior attacker Jordan Greenfield.
Providence comes in tied at #4, climbing up from the sixth slot despite dropping their first game of the season, a 16-8 setback against George- town. Providence hopes to rebound in their second Big East game of the season when they host #4 ranked Syracuse this week.
The free falling UMass Minutemen share the fourth spot after losing their fourth game in a row, a 7-5 setback to Penn State. UMass has dropped out of the USILA rankings after be- ing ranked for the past 4 weeks. The Minuteman hope to get back on track when they travel to take on #15 Lehigh on Wednesday.
Quinnipiac fell the most this week, falling to the seventh spot in this week’s poll after suffering their first loss of the year, a thrilling 11-10 defeat at the hands of the Hartford Hawks. NEILA Player of the Week Austin Gorman led the way for the Hawks, tallying four points in the win.
Holy Cross stays stagnant this week, coming in at #8 for the second straight week. Holy Cross was victorious last week over Navy. Sophomore Terry McKenna notched a career high four points for the Crusaders in the 7-5 victory on Sunday afternoon.
1. #18 Yale
8. Holy Cross
Anaconda/Sports Lids NEILA Player of the Week
Austin Gorman – Hartford – Sophomore Midfielder, 5-10/165 – Rochester, NY
Hartford’s Austin Gorman has been named this week’s NEILA Player of the Week. The transfer sophomore came off the bench to pace Hartford to an 11-10 win on the road at Quinnipiac on Saturday afternoon, marking the Hawks’ second-straight win and Quinnipiac first loss of the season. A midfielder, Gorman tallied four points, netting his first career hat trick in a Hartford uniform. Gorman scored all three of his goals in the final 22 minutes of action, including the game winner.