No. 20 Yale Triumphs in Four-Overtime Marathon at Brown

Providence, Rhode Island - In a marathon four overtime game that played well into the night, Yale's Deron Dempster scored an unassisted goal on a behind-the-back shot with 1:43 left in the fourth overtime period to lead the Bulldogs to an 11-10 Ivy League win over Brown Friday evening at Stevenson Field.

The win lifts Yale to 6-4 overall, 3-2 in the Ivy League, while Brown falls to 4-7 overall, 1-3 in Ivy play. Brown played four overtime periods for the fourth time in its 62-year men's lacrosse history.

The goalie play in overtime was spectacular, with Brown sophomore goalie Will Round making seven of his 17 saves in the extra sessions, including three in the first overtime and three in the third, including several at point blank range. Yale's goalie Jack Meyer was also up to the challenge in the extra sessions, making four of his eight saves in overtime.

The Bears' offense was led by sophomore attackman Sam Hurster, who registered a hat-trick with three goals, while also adding an assist. Senior midfielder Rob Schlesinger and senior attackman Parker Brown netted two goals each for Brown.

Yale attackman Matt Gibson led all scorers with five goals, while Conrad Oberbeck and Dempster netted two goals apiece.

Brown struggled in the early going with Yale building a 6-2 lead early in the second quarter, with Gibson scoring four times. The Bears awoke from their hibernation with consecutive goals by Hurster, Parker Brown and junior Johnny DePeters to trail 7-6 at the half.

Parker Brown's second goal of the game with 10:50 left in the third quarter tied the game, 7-7, but Yale's Shane Thornton gave the Bulldogs the lead again, 8-7, on a goal with 7:11 left in the quarter.

Back-to-back goals by Hurster and Schlesinger, with 2:33 remaining in the quarter, gave Brown its first lead, 9-8. Gibson netted his fifth goal for the Elis with 12 seconds left in the quarter, and the game was tied, 9-9.

Schlesinger answered with a spectacular goal on a shot from midfield with just two seconds remaining in the quarter to give the Bears the lead again, 10-9.

Yale scored the only goal of the fourth quarter when Oberbeck netted an unassisted goal with 4:16 left in regulation to send the game into overtime.

Brown hosts Providence College with an evening contest on Tuesday, April 17th at Stevenson Field. All the action starts at 7:00 p.m.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. Deron Dempster has had big games for the Bulldogs this year, scoring five in a crucial win over Penn and four the next contest against Providence College. He only got a pair tonight, but his second and final tally was the biggest of his career and the most significant score to date of the Elis' 2012 season. Dempster hit the net with 2:17 left in the fourth overtime to give Yale an 11-10 win over Brown and give the Blue a spot in the Ivy League Tournament.

The Bulldogs, who have won four straight, improved to 6-4 overall and 3-2 in league play with one Ivy game remaining against Harvard in the season finale.

Dempster came out of the box and backed his way in on a defender. All of a sudden, he stepped back and then fired the shot that ended the game.

"I drew a short-stick. I'm not sure how it happened, but the play developed and I ended up with a short-stick on me," said Dempster, who has 13 goals in the last four games. "I just came out of the box and I got the ball from [Greg] Mahony. I had known, just from watching, they weren't sliding a lot of short-sticks, and I just never got a slide. I just threw it at the net."

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