FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team moved to 0-4 on the season with a 14-6 loss to #20 Yale at Campus Field Tuesday night. Senior midfield Matt King (Brewster, N.Y.) led the Pioneers with two goals and two assists.
Junior attack Cody Marquis (Londonderry, N.H.) also scored two goals in the game with an assist. Stephen Kontos (Danvers, Mass.) won 13 of 24 faceoffs, including going 6-for-8 in the second quarter. Goalie Jon Flood (Bay Shore, N.Y.) made 11 saves.
Sacred Heart (0-4) scored first Tuesday night, with Marquis tallying his fourth goal of the year with 11:33 remaining in the opening quarter. Yale (2-2) then got goals from Conrad Oberbeck and Michael Lipin to take a 2-1 lead after the first quarter. The Bulldogs then outscored the Pioneers 6-1 in the second quarter to go ahead 8-2 at halftime. The Pioneers only got as close as five in the third quarter, when goals by King and Marquis made the score 9-4 with 2:49 remaining in the quarter.
Yale outshot Sacred Heart 40-22 for the game and held a 23-21 advantage in ground balls. The Bulldogs were 2-for-4 on the extra-man while the Pioneers were 0-for-3.
Sacred Heart is next in action on Saturday, March 9 when the Pioneers travel to Providence. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.