HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — One of the few things on that were hotter than the temperatures on the field was the form of Princeton goalkeeper Erik Peters coming into Saturday, and the mercury continued to rise in his game as the Tigers secured its place back in Championship Weekend for the first time since in almost 20 years.
The senior goalie made 17 saves against one of the top offenses in the country, while junior midfielder Sam English led the way offensively with three goals as No. 5 Princeton defeated the fourth-seeded Yale Bulldogs 14-10 to advance to the NCAA Lacrosse Championship Final Four for the first time since 2004. Peters and the Tigers’ defense helped to hold Yale attacker Matt Brandau, second in the nation in points per game at 6.06, to just one goal and one assist in the contest.
*Editor’s note: Above the byline is the photo gallery from Saturday’s afternoon’s second quarterfinal game, with all photos taken by ALOST senior photographer Robert Cole. After clicking on the first photo to enlarge the picture, make sure to press the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the rest of the pictures. There are 19 pictures in total.