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Lyons Named First Ivy League Player of Week

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

Scored nine goals in Yale’s season-opening win at Villanova

Men's Lacrosse 2/20/2023 1:29:00 PM Tim Bennett

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It was a memorable season opener for sophomore Chris Lyons, who scored nine goals as the Yale men's lacrosse team knocked off Villanova 20-14 on Sunday. Lyons has been rewarded for his efforts by being named the first Ivy League Player of the Week.


Lyons' nine goals were the most by a sophomore in a game in school history and just one shy of Jon Reese's overall record of 10 set against Army in 1990.


Four of Lyons' goals came during Yale's 7-2 third quarter. The game had been tied at 10-10 at halftime.


Lyons of Medford, N.J., scored 36 goals last year as a first year, including six in a win over Boston University.


In addition, goalie Jared Paquette was named to the league's Honor Roll after making 18 saves in the victory over the Wildcats.


The Bulldogs are back in action on Saturday when they host Penn State at noon at Reese Stadium.

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