Yale advances in NCAA Tournament against Georgetown, Brandau twins face each other


After losing to Penn last weekend in the Ivy League Championship game, we had to figure the Yale men’s lacrosse team would come out firing against Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and Bulldogs do exactly that.

It was a beautiful Saturday and a big crowd on hand at Reese Stadium to watch Andy Shay’s team begin the defense of their national title.

Just 42 seconds into the game, Joseph Sessa finds the back of the next and just like that it’s 1-0 Eli’s.

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After another faceoff win just 31 seconds later, Matt Gaudet in front of the net, falling down, he scores one of his four goals of the day.

Georgetown freshman goalie Chris Brandau is under siege, his twin brother Matt on the attack for Yale…it’s 4-0 Yale.

By the end of the first quarter, 9-1 Yale. They were up 19-11 at one point in the fourth quarter.

Georgetown scored the last five goals of the game but it’s not enough, Yale’s moving on.
Final score: 19 to 16 Yale.

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Yale will play Army or Penn next Sunday at Rentschler field.

No matter who won, it was gonna be a tough day for the Brandau family. They’re freshman twin boys both played against each other.  Matt on attack for Yale and Chris in goal for Georgetown.

The family did some tailgating before the game with both sides and then sat right at midfield wearing specially made Georgetown and Yale Lacrosse shirts.

Although one son had to lose, this will be a memory that they will cherish and hope happens again.


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