Men's Lacrosse Weekly Release - Week 5
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PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League's conference slate opened last week with Cornell, Penn and Brown recording victories.
Outside of the conference, the Ivies continued their winning ways. After Princeton’s win over Manhattan last week, the Ivies are now 23-8 against nonconference foes, including 8-4 against ranked teams. The League has an above .500 mark against each of the other eight conferences in the nation.
With Penn’s win over Princeton, the Quakers’ No. 7 ranking in the NIKE/IL poll is their highest since April 2006 when they were No. 7 in USILA.
Dartmouth faces a good test on Monday when it visits North Carolina for a game that will be broadcast on ESPN3. Cornell, one of three remaining unbeatens in the nation, hosts Bucknell on Tuesday before a big League clash with Penn on Saturday. Harvard hosts Bryant on Tuesday before facing Dartmouth in an Ivy contest Saturday. Yale and Princeton square off Friday night with both in search of their first League win. That game will be televised by ESPNU. Brown visits High Point on Sunday for its only contest of the week.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell senior midfielder Steve Mock (Huntington, N.Y.) had a monster second half to lift the second-ranked Big Red over No. 15/16 Yale in the Ivy League opener for both teams Saturday afternoon. Mock had six goals on the day, five of them in the second half, as Cornell earned a 12-10 win over the Bulldogs. In a back-and-forth game, Mock scored the first two tallies of the second half to give Cornell an 8-6 lead. He then scored three goals in the fourth quarter, each time answering a Yale tally that had pulled the Bulldogs within a goal. Mock’s six goals came on nine shots and he also added three caused turnovers.
He is the third different Cornell player to win Player of the Week this season. Cornell has won at least a share of Player of the Week each of the first four weeks this season.
Mock’s Weekly Stats
1 GP, 6 G, 6 Pts., 9 shots, 3 CT
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown goalkeeper Jack Kelly (West Islip, N.Y.) shutout Harvard in the fourth quarter to lead the Bears to a victory in the Ivy opener for both squads. Kelly had five of his season-high 15 saves in the fourth quarter as Brown outscored the Crimson, 4-0, on its way to an 11-9 win. Kelly made several point blank saves on the day, including one with the score knotted at 9-all with 9:48 to play. He also had a diving save in the third quarter, recovering after a quick restart by Harvard left the goal wide open.
It is the third straight week that a Brown freshman has won at least a share of Rookie of the Week and Kelly is the third different recipient.
Kelly’s Weekly Stats
1 GP, 60 min., 9 GA, 15 svs., .625 sv%, 7 GB
Dylan Levins, Yale (Jr., M - Massapequa, N.Y.)
1 GP, 12 GB, 22-25 FOs
Henry Blynn, Brown (Fr., A - Villanova, Pa.)
1 GP, 2 G, 3 A, 5 Pts., 2 Shots
Drew Belinsky, Penn (Jr., M - Manhasset, N.Y.)
1 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 Pts., 4 shots
Tom Schreiber, Princeton (Jr., M - East Meadow, N.Y.)
2 GP, 4 G, 5 A, 9 Pts., 6 GB, 13 shots
Devin Dwyer, Harvard (Fr., A - Garden City, N.Y.)
1 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 Pts., 4 shots, 2 GB
Matt O’Connor, Princeton (Fr., G - Spring Lake, N.J.)
2 GP, 102:58 min., 12 GA, 20 svs., 6.99 GAA, .625 save pct.
Monday, March 18
Dartmouth at (14/12) North Carolina, 4 pm (ESPN3)
Tuesday, March 19
(16/15) Bucknell at (2/2) Cornell, 4 pm
Bryant at Harvard, 7 pm
Friday, March 22
*(18/18) Yale at (10/11) Princeton, 5 pm (ESPNU)
Saturday, March 23
*Harvard at Dartmouth, 1 pm
*(7/9) Penn at (2/2) Cornell, 1 pm
Sunday, March 24
(RV/RV) Brown at High Point, 1 pm
*Ivy League game
(X/Y) - X refers to national ranking in the NIKE/Inside Lacrosse Poll and Y refers to national ranking in the USILA Coaches Poll.