Rose’s Late Goal Earns Yale A 1-1 Tie With Providence

Brad Rose. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Travis Chulick Makes Six Saves For Bulldogs

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  - 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.

"It was a very scrappy performance by our guys," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "We still have some tough Ivy road games ahead of us, so this was good experience."

The Friars (5-5-2) grabbed the early lead when Matt Marcin headed in Andrew Sousa's cross just 3 minutes, 26 seconds into the game.

It looked like that might be the only goal of the game until Rose struck late in the second half. His shot from 22 yards out was deflected in front and went into the left corner of the net.

Rose nearly won the game two minutes later but his header glanced high off the left post and out.

"Our guys showed great character to withstand a lot of pressure from Providence in the first half and find their way back into the game," Tompkins said. "I thought we got better and better as the game went along. We worked hard to find an equalizer."

Goalkeeper Travis Chulick helped keep Yale in the game, finishing with six saves. His best stop came midway through the second half when he turned away a Daniel Fabian shot from point-blank range.

The Bulldogs (3-5-3) outshot Providence 4-1 in the two 10-minute overtime periods.

Yale returns to Ivy play on Saturday, hosting Cornell. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity