PRINCETON, N.J. -- Harvard grabbed a piece of its first Ivy League title in 24 years Saturday and Cornell grabbed the other half about 30 minutes later.
The Crimson held on to beat Yale, 11-10, to clinch the Ivy League Tournament’s No. 1 seed and at least a share of the League title. Shortly thereafter, Cornell held off Princeton, 12-10, to stake a claim to the title, as well. Harvard earned the No. 1 seed and the right to host by beating Cornell earlier this season.
Penn, owners of the third-longest winning streak in the nation at six straight, will be seeded No. 3 in the tournament again this season. The Quakers were third last year, as well.
Two-time defending tournament champion Yale earned the No. 4 seed and a rematch with the rival Crimson.
The tournament’s semifinals will be shown on ESPN3 Friday evening, while the Sunday final will be televised live on ESPNU. Eamon McAnaney, Matt Ward and Ryan Boyle will call the action from Harvard Stadium.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harvard’s Devin Dwyer (Garden City, N.Y.) was a huge spark for the Crimson in Saturday’s win at Yale that gave Harvard a share of its first Ivy League title in 24 years. Dwyer dished out a career-high six assists - the most in the Ivy League this season - as Harvard defeated Yale, 11-10.
Dwyer has at least one point in 16 straight games dating back to last season.
Dwyer’s Statistics for the Week
1 GP, 0G, 6A, 6 Pts., 2 GB
CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown attackman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, N.Y.) closed out his rookie season with an offensive outburst. Molloy had a 10-point week last week, scoring nine goals and adding an assists. He had five goals and an assist in Tuesday’s win over No. 15-ranked and instate-rival Bryant.
Molloy followed that up with four tallies in Saturday’s win over Dartmouth. He also grabbed six ground balls in the win over The Big Green.
Molloy’s Statistics for the Week
2 GP, 9G, 1A, 10 Pts., 9 GB, 19 shots, 13 SOG
Cornell freshman goalie Christian Knight (Baltimore, Md.) recorded a season-high 16 saves, six of them in the fourth quarter, as Cornell turned back Princeton, 12-10. Knight shutout the Tigers in the final quarter to preserve the win and help the Big Red gain a share of the Ivy League title.
Knight earns Rookie of the Week honors for the fifth time this season.
Knight’s Statistics for the Week
1 GP, 60 min., 10 GA, 10.00 GAA, 16 svs., .615 sv.%
Jeff Cimbalista, Yale (Fr., A - New
2 GP, 3G, 2A, 5 Pts., 1 GB, 8 shots, 5 SOG
Kevin Brown, Penn (Fr., A -
2 GP, 3G, 3A, 6 Pts., 1 GB, 8 shots, 5 SOG
Tommy Capone, Brown (Sr., FOM,
2 GP, 1 G, 1 Pt., 19 GB, 29-50 FO, 2 shots, 2 SOG
Brandon Mangan, Yale (Sr., A -
2 GP, 6G, 4A, 10 Pts., 19 shots, 10 SOG
Tucker Shanley, Princeton (Sr., M -
1 GP, 4G, 4 Pts., 1 GB, 11 shots, 8 SOG
Nick Doktor, Penn (So., A -
2 GP, 6G, 3A, 9 Pts., 2 GB, 13 shots, 8 SOG
Matt Donovan, Cornell (Jr., A -
1 GP, 2G, 1A, 3 Pts., 3 GB, 5 shots, 2 SOG
Jake Gambitsky, Harvard (Jr., GK -
1 GP, 60 min., 10 GA, 10.00 GAA, 14 svs., .583 sv%, 7 GB
Tuesday, April 29
Holy Cross at Dartmouth, 4 pm
Friday, May 2
Ivy League Tournament (Harvard Stadium)
[10/10] Penn vs. [11/11] Cornell, 5 pm [ESPN3]
[16/15] Yale at [12/12] Harvard, 8 pm [ESPN3]
Sunday, May 4
Penn/Cornell winner vs. Yale/Harvard winner, 12 noon [ESPNU]
*Ivy League game
[IVY] streamed on The Ivy League Digital Network
Rankings listed as Warrior Media / USILA