PRINCETON, N.J. -- With one weekend remaining, the participants in the Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament are set, but the seeds and site are not.
Cornell, Harvard, Penn and Yale will play in the tournament May 2 and 4. The Harvard-Yale and Cornell-Princeton games on Saturday still can have impact on tournament seeding. If Harvard beats Yale on Saturday, the Crimson will host the tournament. If Yale should win, Cornell will host the tournament.
If Harvard and Cornell win, Harvard will be seeded No. 1, Cornell will be No. 2, Penn will be No. 3 and Yale will be No. 4. (Harvard beat Cornell earlier this season. )
If Cornell and Yale win, Cornell will be seeded No. 1, Penn will be seeded No. 2, Yale will be seeded No. 3 and Harvard will be seeded No. 4. (Penn recorded wins over both Yale and Harvard earlier this season.)
If Cornell and Harvard both lose (creating a four-way tie at 4-2), Cornell is still the No. 1 seed (by virtue of a 2-1 mark against the group and a win over Penn), Penn is the No. 2 seed, Yale is No. 3 (by virtue of the win it would then have over Harvard ) and Harvard would be No. 4.
If Harvard wins and Cornell loses, the Crimson are the No. 1 seed, Cornell will be the No. 2 seed, Penn will be seeded No. 3 and Yale will be seeded No. 4. (Yale beat Princeton earlier this season. Cornell beat Penn earlier this season.)
The Ivy League is the second-ranked conference in the RPI again this week. Penn is No. 3 overall behind Duke and Syracuse. Cornell is No. 6 and Yale is No. 12.
CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale junior attack Conrad Oberbeck (Greenwich, Conn.) had a career-high eight points as the Bulldogs earned a 13-7 win at Michigan on Saturday. Oberbeck had a career-high six goals as the Bulldogs won their fourth-straight game.
Oberbeck scored back-to-back goals midway through the second to give Yale a 6-1 lead. Then, after Michigan had closed to within three, he opened the second half with two tallies less than a minute apart to regain the five-goal advantage.
Oberbeck’s eight points were the second-most in a game by an Ivy this season.
Oberbeck’s Statistics for the Week
1 GP, 6G, 2A, 8 Pts., 8 shots, 6 SOG
Junior longstick Brian Fischer (Garden City, N.Y.) anchored the Harvard defense that held Tom Schreiber without a point and the Princeton offense to a season-low eight goals on the way to a crucial 9-8 win. Fischer played a large part in keeping Schreiber without a goal or assist for just the second time in his career.
Fischer’s Statistics for the Week
1 GP, 2 GB
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Cornell freshman goalkeeper Christian Knight (Baltimore, Md.) sparked a slumping Big Red squad to a key win on Saturday. Having lost three straight games entering Saturday’s contest against Brown, Knight stopped 10 shots in the first half before the Cornell offense exploded in the third quarter on the way to a 14-9 win over the Bears. Knight limited Brown to just five goals in the first 55 minutes of the game. The 10-save first half helped Cornell take a 5-2 lead into intermission despite committing 12 turnovers.
It was the fourth straight game with 10 or more saves for Knight and the seventh in his nine starts this season.
It is the fourth time this season that Knight has won the weekly rookie honor.
Knight’s Statistics for the Week
2 GP, 3G, 1A, 4 Pts., 5 shots, 4 SOG, 1-1 FO
Jeff Cimbalista, Yale (Fr., A - New
1 GP, 4G, 4 Pts., 1 GB, 5 shots, 5 SOG
Austin Williams, Harvard (Fr., FOM -
1 GP, 8 GB, 13-19 FO
Dylan Molloy, Brown (Fr., A -
1 GP, 3G, 1A, 4 Pts., 1 GB, 1 CT, 7 shots, 6 SO
Ryan Ambler, Princeton (So., A -
1 GP, 3G, 3 Pts., 1 GB, 1 CT, 6 shots, 4 SOG
Zack Losco, Penn (Sr., M -
1 GP, 2G, 2A, 4 Pts., 2 GB, 6 shots, 4 SOG
Matt Donovan, Cornell (Jr., A -
1 GP, 4G, 2A, 6 Pts., 1 GB, 7 shots, 4 SOG
Tuesday, April 22
[8/10] Penn at Towson, 7 pm
[15/20] Bryant at Brown, 7 pm [IVY]
Quinnipiac at [13/13] Yale, 7 pm [IVY]
Friday, April 25
1-St. John’s vs. [8/10] Penn, 7 pm
Saturday, April 26
* [19/16] Harvard at [13/13] Yale, 1:30 pm
2-* [20/19] Princeton vs. [12/11] Cornell, 2 pm
*Dartmouth at Brown, 2 pm [IVY]
May 2 & 4 - Ivy League Tournament
(campus site TBD)
1 - at Radnor, Pa.
2 - at Bethpage, N.Y.
*Ivy League game
[IVY] streamed on The Ivy League Digital Network
Rankings listed as Warrior Media / USILA