No. 6 Princeton Falls to Harvard for First Time in 20 Years

Princeton can also earn an outright league title or find itself in a two-way, three-way or even four-way tie for the championship.

The host for the Ivy tournament will be either Princeton, Brown or Cornell. Yale can earn a share of the league title but cannot host the tournament. Penn has been mathematically eliminated. Cornell, Yale and Brown would get in the tournament with a win; Harvard and Dartmouth need a win and some help

Princeton could have clinched the outright title and host role with a win over Harvard, but instead the Tigers never led.

There were two key moments of the game. The first came late in the first half. Harvard led 5-2 before Mike Chanenchuk scored back-to-back goals, making it 5-4 with 56 seconds to play in the second. The two goals gave Chanenchuk 24 for the year, tied with Peter Trombino and one goal behind B.J. Prager for most goals in a season by a Princeton freshman.

Harvard answered though, as Alex White won the face-off and his brother Terry scored with 16 seconds left after Travis Burr found him open on the backside. The 6-4 halftime score became 7-4 19 seconds into the third, when Jeff Cohen had the ball come to him off a Princeton turnover with goalie Tyler Fiorito out of the cage after a save.

The other big moment was a two-possession stretch of the third quarter that saw Harvard's defense get a stop both times after several shots and after Princeton had the ball for more than two minutes.

Kevin Vaughan led Harvard with three goals. Fiorito made 14 saves for Princeton. Scott MacKenzie had a goal and three assists, while Chanenchuk was the only Princeton player with more than one goal. Princeton outshot Harvard 45-37.

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2010-04-24



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