PRINCETON, N.J. — Tommy Fallen scored two goals, and Carson Cooper tallied a goal and an assist to lead No. 9 Yale to a 5-2 victory over Princeton on Friday.
The Bulldogs offense was dominant through a period and a half, with goals by Cooper, Mike Doherty, Stu Wilson and Fallen. At 15:48 of the second period, a penalty by Yale gave the the Tigers life, as Alec Rush scored on a blast from the point on the power play. But three minutes later, Fallen netted his second goal of the game, giving the Bulldogs back the momentum and a 5-1 lead.
In spite of being short-handed for five minutes as a result of a major penalty, the Tigers were pressing on offense in the third, as Aaron Kesselman scored short-handed at 10:37. But Patrick Spano shut the Tigers’ rush down, stopping 10 of 11 shots for a game total of 23 saves.
Colton Phinney made 17 saves in the first two stanzas for Princeton before being replaced by Sean Bonar, who stopped all eight shots in the third.