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Ivy League Tournament A Must-Win For Host Yale To Reach NCAAs

Ivy League Tournament A Must-Win For Host Yale To Reach NCAAs

The goal was in their grasp, but the Yale men's lacrosse team couldn't score enough of them against Harvard last week for it to come to fruition.

Not since 1956 has a lacrosse team gone undefeated in the Ivy League. The Bulldogs had the opportunity but lost 9-8 in a game in which they outshot Harvard, 53-36.

"Forty [shots] were ones we thought were in the paint, a 10-by-10 area, and honestly we should hit 50 percent of those shots," Yale coach Andy Shay said. "Their goalie had a great day. We probably didn't shoot that well."

The 16th-ranked Bulldogs (8-5, 5-1) still won the regular season title for the first time since 2010 and are the top seed...

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