2009-10 Yale Men's Soccer News

June 29, 2010
2010 Men’s Soccer Schedule Announced
A visit to newly renovated Reese Stadium by defending Big East Tournament champion St. John’s is one of the highlights of the 2010 Yale men’s soccer schedule. The Bulldogs and Red Storm meet on Tuesday, Sept. 28. In all, Yale will play eight of its 17 games in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium.

June 22, 2010
Tompkins Announces Class of 2014
– Six freshmen will join the Yale men’s soccer team this fall, head coach Brian Tompkins announced. In addition, Antoine Crettex, a sophomore from Bogota, Colombia, has been added to the roster.

December 10, 2009
Andy Shorten Elected 2010 Yale Men’s Soccer Captain
Andy Shorten, who finished third on the team in scoring this fall, has been elected captain of the 2010 Yale men’s soccer team. The announcement was made Wednesday night at the annual postseason banquet following a team vote.

December 1, 2009
Ten Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors
Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in fall sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

November 17, 2009
Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition
Three Yale men’s soccer players have earned 2009 All-Ivy recognition. Junior Brad Rose, who led the team with 16 points, and senior Travis Chulick, who finished third in the Ivy League in saves (55), were both named to the second team, while sophomore Andy Hackbarth, who helped anchor Yale’s defense, was an honorable mention selection.

November 13, 2009
Yale In National Spotlight; Bulldogs Play At Princeton Friday On Fox Soccer Channel
The 2009 Yale men’s soccer season will end in the national spotlight when the Bulldogs take on Princeton on Friday night. Kickoff at Princeton’s Roberts Stadium is set for at 8:07 p.m. and the game will be televised live by the Fox Soccer Channel as part of its NSCAA College Game of the Week package. Steve Bell will handle the play-by-play, while Keith Tabatznik provides analysis. The Fox Soccer Channel is available on DirecTV (619), Dish Network (149) and many cable outlets, including Comcast.

November 13, 2009
Bulldogs Drop Season Finale 4-0 To Princeton
The Yale men's soccer team didn't have an answer for Princeton's Antoine Hoppenot on Friday night at Roberts Stadium. Hoppenot scored the first three goals of the game to lead the Tigers to a 4-0 victory over the Bulldogs before a crowd of 803 and a national television audience on the Fox Soccer Channel.

November 7, 2009
Brown Visits On Senior Day
When the Yale men’s soccer team walks off the Reese Stadium field for the final time in 2009 following Saturday’s game with Brown, they should take a good look around. Because in 2010, the stadium will have a much different look. Construction of Phase II of the Reese Stadium Project will commence on Nov. 9 and will consist of a new stadium structure which will include four team rooms, expanded bleachers, a press box, VIP seating areas and an entryway plaza. It will also feature the names of all former soccer and lacrosse players on the archways leading into the stadium. Kickoff for the final home game of 2009 is slated for 4:30 p.m.

November 7, 2009
Late Goal Lifts Brown Past Yale 2-1
Thomas McNamara’s goal with 8:39 left in the second half snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Brown to a 2-1 victory over Yale before a big crowd on a chilly night at Reese Stadium. Freshman Scott Armbrust scored for the Bulldogs.

November 2, 2009
Rose Named Ivy League Player Of The Week
Brad Rose, who scored both Yale goals in a 2-1 victory over Columbia on Saturday, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week. Rose, a junior from Toronto, Ontario, now leads the Bulldogs with six goals and 16 points.

November 2, 2009
Construction on Reese Stadium to Begin Nov. 9
Yale University has announced that construction of Phase II of the Reese Stadium Project will commence on Nov. 9. Phase II, which is projected to be completed in 10 months, will consist of a new stadium structure which will include four team rooms, expanded bleachers, a press box, VIP seating areas and an entryway plaza. It will also feature the names of all former soccer and lacrosse players on the archways leading into the stadium.

November 2, 2009
Andy Shorten Named To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I Second Team
Andy Shorten, who is tied for third on the Yale men’s soccer team with six points, has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I second team. Shorten, a junior from Hudson, Ohio, has started 10 games at midfield and has two goals and two assists.

October 31, 2009
Rose Comes Up Big In Bulldogs Win Over Columbia
After being shutout in its last two games, the Yale men’s soccer team needed someone to step up Saturday against Columbia. Brad Rose, the Bulldogs leading scorer, was a logical candidate, and he delivered, scoring twice as Yale edged the Lions 2-1 on a mild night at the Columbia Soccer Stadium.

October 29, 2009
Trick Or Treat? Bulldogs Face Columbia On Halloween
New York City has been anything but a house of horrors for the Yale men’s soccer team in recent years. The Bulldogs have come away victorious on their last three trips to Columbia and will be looking to make it four in a row when they visit the Lions on Saturday. Kickoff at the Columbia Soccer Stadium is set for 7 p.m.

October 24, 2009
Penn Strikes First; Holds Off Yale 1-0
With less than ideal conditions at Rhodes Field, it was pretty apparent that whoever scored first would have a big advantage in Saturday’s Yale-Penn men’s soccer game. It took awhile, but it was the Quakers who got on the board first, and Travis Cantrell’s goal at 67:46 was the only goal of the game as Penn edged the Bulldogs on a rainy afternoon.

October 23, 2009
Saturday’s Men’s Soccer Game With Penn Moved To 2:30 P.M.
Due to the threat of heavy rain in Philadelphia, the start of the Yale-Penn men’s soccer game has been moved to 2:30 p.m. at Rhodes Field. The game was originally scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The Yale-Penn women’s game will now start at noon.

October 22, 2009
First Ivy Road Game Takes Yale To Penn
The Yale men’s soccer team has done its fair share of traveling so far this season. It just hasn’t been for an Ivy League game yet. That changes on Saturday when the Bulldogs head to Philadelphia to meet Penn. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is slated for 7:30 p.m. following the Yale-Penn women’s soccer game, which starts at 5 p.m.

October 20, 2009
UConn Visits Reese Stadium Tuesday Night
The Yale men’s soccer team erupted for four goals in Saturday’s thrilling victory over Cornell. The Bulldogs’ offense may get a tougher test on Tuesday night against UConn. The Huskies have allowed only six goals in their 13 games. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

October 20, 2009
Sixth-Ranked UConn Edges Yale 2-0
It didn’t take long for the Yale men’s soccer team to realize it could play with sixth-ranked UConn Tuesday night. Chris Dennen had a great opportunity to get the Bulldogs on the board just two minutes in, but Josh Ford made an acrobatic save to knock away his header. “That was a world class save,” said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. “Even though it didn’t go in, I think it gave us a little confidence.” Yale went on to outshoot the Huskies 12-11, but UConn capitalized on its chances en route to a 2-0 victory before a crowd of 527 at Reese Stadium.

October 17, 2009
Bulldogs Return Home To Host Cornell
Yale and Cornell each has played overtime in their first two Ivy League games. The difference is the Big Red escaped with ties in both games, while the Bulldogs were on the wrong end of heartbreaking defeats. As a result, fans could be in for a little bonus soccer when the two teams meet on Saturday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

October 17, 2009
Fantastic Finish; Dennen’s Late Goal Sinks Cornell
After losing its first two Ivy League games in overtime, the thought of going to extra time with Cornell on Saturday certainly wouldn’t have been comforting to the Yale men’s soccer team. With the score tied at 3-3 and less than 30 seconds left, it sure looked like that would be the scenario the Bulldogs would face. Chris Dennen had other ideas. His goal with 13 seconds remaining lifted Yale to a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Big Red on a cold night at Reese Stadium.

October 13, 2009
Rose’s Late Goal Earns Yale A 1-1 Tie With Providence
Too many times this season it seems the Yale men’s soccer team has been on the wrong end of dramatic finishes. So it was nice for the Bulldogs to have some late-game heroics of their own on Tuesday afternoon at Providence. Brad Rose scored with 3:32 left in the second half as Yale earned a hard-fought 1-1 tie with the Friars on a breezy afternoon at Glay Field.

October 12, 2009
Yale Heads To Providence For Tuesday Matinee
Last Tuesday, the Yale men’s soccer team built some positive momentum with an impressive 2-1 victory over Boston College. The Bulldogs will be looking for a similar outcome when they travel to Providence this Tuesday. Kickoff at Glay Field is set for 3 p.m.

October 10, 2009
No. 24 Dartmouth Hands Bulldogs Another Heartbreaking Overtime Loss
The Yale men’s soccer team did an excellent job of containing Daniel Keat, the Ivy League’s leading scorer, during Saturday’s game with Dartmouth. The Bulldogs limited him to only one shot. Yale, though, didn’t have an answer for Lucky Mkosana. Mkosona scored a pair of goals, including the game winner in the final minute of the first overtime, to lift the 24th-ranked Big Green to a 2-1 victory on a cool and windy afternoon at Reese Stadium.

October 8, 2009
Bulldogs Ready For Visit From 24th Ranked Dartmouth
Yale’s defense has been stingy in the last two games, allowing just two goals. The Bulldogs, though, will get a stern test when 24th-ranked Dartmouth comes to town on Saturday. The Big Green has the 11th most potent offense in Division I, averaging nearly 2.5 goals per game. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 4:30 p.m.

October 6, 2009
Offense Comes Alive In 2-1 Win Over BC
Milan Tica’s goal midway through the second half of Tuesday night’s game with Boston College tied the score at 1-1 and snapped a 256-minute scoreless drought for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs didn’t have to wait nearly as long for another goal. Aden Farina-Henry scored 10 minutes later as Yale knocked off the Eagles 2-1 at Newton Campus Field.

October 5, 2009
ACC Foe Boston College Next For Yale
The last two weeks have been very frustrating for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs have dropped a pair of overtime decisions and lost another game where they had a big edge in shots and possession time. Tuesday night, Yale will meet a team in a similar frame of mind. Boston College is on a two-game losing streak, and both came in double overtime. Kickoff at BC is slated for 7 p.m.

October 3, 2009
Late Night At Reese Stadium; Bulldogs Fall 1-0 To Harvard
A long night had a heartbreaking ending for the Yale men’s soccer team. Brian Rogers knocked in an Adam Rousmaniere cross with 7:07 left in the second overtime to lift eighth-ranked Harvard to a 1-0 victory over Yale on a rainy and stormy night at Reese Stadium.

October 1, 2009
Bulldogs Host Harvard On Alumni Day
At halftime of Saturday’ men’s soccer game with Harvard, Yale will honor the 1999 team which upset defending NCAA champion Indiana in its season opener and topped Big East regular season champion Rutgers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The 2009 Bulldogs are looking to create memories of their own, and a victory over the eighth-ranked Crimson would be a big step in the right direction. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

September 29, 2009
Shorthanded Bulldogs Fall At Sacred Heart
Illness and injuries left the Yale men’s soccer team quite shorthanded for Tuesday’s game with Sacred Heart. Nevertheless, Yale outshot the Pioneers 15-11 and had a big edge in possession time. The Bulldogs, though, couldn’t take advantage of their scoring chances. Sacred Heart, on the other hand, capitalized on almost every opportunity. The result was a deceiving 4-0 victory for the Pioneers on a breezy afternoon at Campus Field.

September 28, 2009
After Weekend Off Bulldogs Back In Action At Sacred Heart
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.

September 22, 2009
Bulldogs Drop Overtime Heartbreaker To URI
Greg Balicki scored 4 minutes, 14 seconds into the first overtime period to lift Rhode Island to a 2-1 victory over Yale on a mild night at Reese Stadium. After a scramble in front, a loose ball made its way to Balicki, who blasted a shot into the back of the net from just outside the box. Scott Armbrust scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season for the Bulldogs.

September 21, 2009
Armbrust Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Freshman Scott Armbrust has emerged as one of Yale’s top scoring threats. He had the first multi-goal game of his young career when he scored twice in the Bulldogs’ 4-1 victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) on Saturday. Armbrust was rewarded for his efforts on Monday by being named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

September 21, 2009
Bulldogs Seek Third Straight Win; Host URI Tuesday
The Yale men’s soccer team seeks its third straight win when Rhode Island visits Reese Stadium on Tuesday night. The game, which is the nightcap of a doubleheader with the Yale women, is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Live stats will be available from yalebulldogs.com.

September 19, 2009
Bulldogs Strike Early And Often; Top St. Francis 4-1
In each of its first four games, it seemed to take the Yale men’s soccer team awhile to settle in and find its rhythm. That wasn’t the case Saturday against St. Francis, NY. The Bulldogs scored on their first two shots and led 3-0 after 18 minutes en route to a surprisingly easy 4-1 victory over the Terriers on a chilly night at Reese Stadium.

September 17, 2009
Bulldogs Return Home To Host St. Francis, NY
After watching his team play four games, there is one statistic that has to please Yale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins. The Bulldogs’ six goals have been scored by six different players. Tompkins hopes that balance continues when Yale hosts St. Francis, N.Y., on Saturday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and live stats will be available from yalebulldogs.com.

September 16, 2009
Bulldogs Blank Central Connecticut 2-0
Freshman Kevin Peterson made the most of his first career appearance for the Yale men’s soccer team. Peterson’s goal in the 77th minute snapped a scoreless tie and helped the Bulldogs to a 2-0 road victory over Central Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon. Andy Hackbarth also scored on a penalty kick with less than three minutes remaining.

September 15, 2009
Yale Travels To Unbeaten Central Connecticut
It’s back to the road for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs make the short trip to New Britain to meet Central Connecticut on Wednesday. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. at the CCSU Soccer Field, and live stats will be available from ccsubluedevils.com.

September 13, 2009
Late Goal Helps SMU Edge Yale 3-2
Joe Cooper’s goal with 6:24 left in the second half snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted SMU to a 3-2 victory over Yale on the second day of the adidas Brown Classic at Stevenson Field. It came just 11 seconds after Andy Shorten scored for the Bulldogs, who had had rallied from a 2-0 deficit.

September 11, 2009
Yale Plays 1-1 Tie With Adelphi In Game Shortened By Foul Weather
Brad Rose’s goal in the 66th minute helped the Yale men’s soccer team earn a 1-1 tie with Adelphi in the opening game of the adidas Brown Classic at Stevenson Field. The game was ruled a tie after 75 minutes, 12 seconds of play and a 90-minute lightning delay. NCAA rules state that a game is official after 70 minutes of play and cannot be resumed if the delay reaches 90 minutes.

September 10, 2009
Bulldogs Head Back To Brown Tournament For First Time Since 2004
The Yale men’s soccer team has had some memorable moments at Brown’s Tournament over the years. In 1999, the Bulldogs knocked off defending NCAA champion Indiana and three years later, they defeated another NCAA champion in North Carolina. Yale hopes to make some more memories this weekend when it returns to the tournament for the first time since 2004. The Bulldogs play Adelphi on Friday at 5 p.m. and SMU on Sunday at noon.

September 5, 2009
Bulldogs Tie Quinnipiac 1-1 In Season Opener
If the first game is any indication, Yale men’s soccer fans are in for an exciting 2009 season. The Bulldogs and Quinnipiac played a spirited contest on Saturday in the season opener for both teams and finished in a 1-1 tie before an enthusiastic crowd at Reese Stadium.

September 4, 2009
Bulldogs Host Quinnipiac In 2009 Opener
The Yale men’s soccer team closed out last season by going 3-1-2 in its final six games. The Bulldogs hope that momentum carries over this fall. Yale kicks off the 2009 season on Saturday night, hosting Quinnipiac at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium. Live stats of the game will be available at yalebulldogs.com.

August 27, 2009
2009 Season Preview: Young Bulldogs Ready For Challenges
The 2009 edition of the Yale men’s soccer team will be young - there are only five seniors on the roster. That doesn’t mean 14th-year head coach Brian Tompkins isn’t optimistic. His team features a number of experienced and talented players. With the addition of a strong freshman class, the Bulldogs hope to be in contention for the Ivy League title come late October.

August 17, 2009
Yale-Princeton Game To Be Televised By Fox Soccer Channel
Yale and Princeton have played some memorable games in recent years, including a spirited 2-2 overtime tie last fall. When the teams meet this season on Nov. 13, a national television audience will get a look at the rivalry. The Fox Soccer Channel will air the contest as part of its NSCAA College Game of the Week package. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. at Princeton’s Roberts Stadium.

July 29, 2009
Challenging Schedule On Tap For Bulldogs In 2009
A home date with perennial national power UConn and trips to New England rivals Boston College and Providence highlight the 2009 Yale men’s soccer schedule. The Bulldogs will play eight of 17 games in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium, including matches with Ivy League foes Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell and Brown.

July 16, 2009
Lars Richters ’91 Named Development Academy Coach of the Year
Lars Richters ’91, who earned first team All-Ivy recognition for the Bulldogs in 1990, has been named the U-15/16 Development Academy Coach of the Year by U.S. Soccer. Richters is the head coach of Michigan’s Derby County Wolves.

July 13, 2009
Tompkins Announces Class of 2013
Yale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins will welcome seven freshmen to New Haven this fall. Scott Armburst (Edmond, OK), Kevin Peterson (Sarasota, FL), Frank Shaw (Silver Springs, MD), Bobby Thalman (Greenwood Village, CO), Milan Tica (Schereville IN), Tony Wilbar (Louisville, KY) and Adrian Wright (Rochester Hills, MI) all bring strong credentials.