Hempstead, NY -- Facing the pouring rain and a hot goalie, Yale had a lot working against it.
Powered by a strong opening quarter, the Bulldogs contested Loyola goalie Jacob Stover and the elements as they advanced to their first Final Four since 1990.
It's the first time a New England based team will play at Gillette Stadium since the first time the facility hosted the event in 2008.
"It's a little surreal at this point," said Yale coach Andy Shay. "We're just happy to play another week. I'm proud of these guys for bringing this program to another level."
With 12-of-17 faceoff wins, Conor Mackie kept the Bulldogs in possession and they piled the shots on. The Bulldogs posted 42 shots, 19 of which Stover saved, including seven in the fourth quarter alone.