RICHMOND, Va. - The Presbyterian College men's lacrosse team battled back from an early six-goal deficit to play Yale tough, but lost a 14-5 battle in a neutral site affair that took place at The Collegiate School in Richmond, Va., Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Hose fall to 1-3 on the season while the Bulldogs improve to 3-0.

Leading the way for PC was rookie Tyler Melnyk, who netted a team-high two goals. Andrew Athens chipped in a goal and dished out two assists. Blake Studstill and D.J. Brown each accounted for a goal. Sean Mulford had an assist in the losing effort.

Defensively, Jon Athens posted eight saves while playing the entire game.

"We played against a very talented, well-coached and well-prepared team," head coach Mike Gongas said. "Yale came out early and got on top of us by six.

"We battled back and played tough. I am proud of our guys to play within three goals over the final three quarters against a very solid squad.

"Right now, we are turning our focus to Bryant on Saturday. We need to be prepared to play against another well-coached team that has a very strong defense."

The Blue Hose return to action on Saturday against Bryant. Face-off is slated for 1 p.m.

*Full statistics and a more detailed release will be available Monday on www.gobluehose.com.