Yale Athletics

In its fifth game in 13 days, the No. 9 Yale men’s lacrosse team tallied its seventh consecutive win last Friday against University of Albany. 

The Elis faced the Terriers under the lights last Friday night at Reese Stadium, edging UAlbany (6–7, 5–1 America East) 17–10, adding to the longest winning streak Yale has had since its 2018 NCAA championship season. 

Ending the first half in a tie, the Bulldogs upped the ante in the second half, outscoring the Terriers 11–4. 

Albany attackman Silas Richmond began scoring 2:22 into the first period, assisted by attackman Daniel Kesselring. Just over a minute later attackman Ryan Doherty made an unassisted goal to increase the Terriers’ lead. 

Answering back, midfielder Logan Soelberg ’25 scored an unassisted goal less than a minute later, which was followed by an unassisted goal by attackman Jackson Palumb for UAlbany.

To close out the first and open the second period, attackman Matt Brandau ’24 netted two unassisted goals. A minute after Brandau’s second goal, defenseman Jack Stuzin ’25 also scored an unassisted goal to establish Yale’s lead.

Both Albany attackman/midfielder Graydon Hogg and midfielder Parker Emmett tallied goals in response, the former assisted by Richmond and the latter unassisted. Brandau, however, scored for Yale 33 seconds after Emmett’s offensive.

Midfielder Cole Cashion ’27 helped Yale retake the lead within the next 30 seconds with an unassisted goal, and Palumb evened the halftime score at 6–6 off an assist by Emmett just over six minutes later. 

Midfielder Johnny Keib ’25 started scoring just 11 seconds into the second half. In the next two minutes, though, both UAlbany midfielder Alex Pfeiffer and Doherty made unassisted goals to take the lead. 

Unlike the evenly-matched first half, Yale fired back in the second. With 12:14 remaining in the third frame, Keib assisted midfielder Max Krevsky ’25 in his first goal of the night, followed a minute and a half later by another point by attackman David Anderson ’27, assisted by Brandau.

Less than three minutes later, midfielder Carson Kuhl ’25 scored unassisted, which was answered by a Terrier point by Hogg 33 seconds later. 

Unwilling to let go of its 10–9 lead, Yale rocketed past UAlbany with six consecutive goals. In the final five minutes of the third quarter, midfielder Thomas Bragg ’24 scored off an assist by attackman Peter Moynihan ’27, Krevsky scored off a Brandau assist, and Keib made an unassisted goal with 2:08 remaining.

In the first six minutes of the final frame, Kuhl and Keib both scored off assists by Brandau. In an attempt to come back from a seven-point deficit, Kesselring made an unassisted goal for the Terriers with 3:34 remaining in the contest.

To close out the game on a high note, Brandau assisted Bragg in Yale’s final goal of the night, coming on a man up. 

Yale outshot Albany 59–42 and edged the Terriers with 33–21 shots on goal. 

Offensively, Brandau, Kuhl and Keib led scoring with a hat-trick — or three goals — each, in addition to Brandau’s five assists. Bragg and Krevsky each tallied two goals as well.

Brandau ranks second in Ivy League history in career goals with 195, only two behind record-holder Brown attackman Dylan Molloy’s 197. Brandau also ranks second in league history in career points with 353, trailing Cornell attackman Rob Pannell, who leads by one with 354. 

Defensively, the Bulldogs forced Albany into 18 turnovers, in comparison to Yale’s seven. Defenseman Patrick Pisano ’26 led the team with three turnovers, and Stuzin caused one, in addition to his three ground balls and one goal. 

Goalie Jared Paquette ’25 made four saves during the first half of the game, and goalie Hugh Conrad ’26 played the second, earning a .636 save percentage on the 11 shots he faced. 

The Bulldogs look forward to facing Princeton next weekend on their home turf for their final game of the regular season. A win next weekend would guarantee Yale at least a share of the Ivy League title. 

The Elis will host Princeton at Reese Stadium in New Haven next Saturday at noon. The game will be streamed on ESPN+ and internationally.

Amelia Lower covers football, men's ice hockey and men's lacrosse. She is a senior in Jonathan Edwards College from Rye, New York, double-majoring in Spanish and the History of Science, Medicine and Public Health.