September 28, 2009

After Weekend Off Bulldogs Back In Action At Sacred Heart

Yale Takes On Pioneers Tuesday At 4 p.m.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - After a rare weekend off, the Yale men's soccer team returns to action on Tuesday with a visit to nearby Sacred Heart. It is the final tune up for the Bulldogs before Saturday's Ivy League opener against Harvard. Kickoff at Sacred Heart's Campus Field is slated for 4 p.m. Live stats and video will be available from sacredheartpioneers.com. In addition, fans can follow the game on Yale soccer's twitter page, http://twitter.com/yalesoccer.

Yale (2-2-2) hasn't played since a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to Rhode Island last Tuesday. Freshman Scott Armbrust was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday. Armbrust scored his team-leading fourth goal against the Rams. Junior Brad Rose has been making a significant offensive contribution as well. He assisted on Armbrust's goal against URI and has five points (1 goal, 2 assists) in the last two games.

The Bulldogs' offense will get a good test against the Pioneers, who have allowed only five goals in their five games. Goalkeeper Alex Fait has a 0.96 goals against average and an .857 save percentage. Sacred Heart (2-3) is coming off a 1-0 loss to Iona on Saturday.

Last year in New Haven, Yale and Sacred Heart combined for 35 shots but played a scoreless tie. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with the Pioneers 3-1-1.

NOTE: Yale head coach Brian Tompkins and selected players will be guests on WYBC's (1340 AM) Yale Sports Monday program on Monday night (Sept. 28) at approximately 8:25 p.m. The program can be heard at wybc.com.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity