Bulldogs Coming Off Hard-Luck Loss To National Power SMU
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - 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.
Yale (0-1-2) is coming off a pair of close games at the adidas Brown Classic over the weekend. The Bulldogs played a 1-1 tie with Adelphi in a game that was shortened to 75 minutes because of a persistent thunderstorm and then dropped a hard-fought 3-2 decision to SMU. Yale rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the Mustangs and had two shots bang off the post. Jordan Raybould and freshman Scott Armburst were named to the all-tournament team. Andy Shorten, who had a goal and an assist against SMU, was selected to the weekly Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday.
Central Connecticut (3-0) is off to its best start since 2002. The Blue Devils have victories over Vermont, New Hampshire and Holy Cross. Jared Spieker scored in overtime in the victory over Holy Cross. Spieker is one of six different players with a goal for CCSU. Paul Armstrong has started the first three games in goal and has a 0.94 goals against average.
Yale leads the all-time series with Central Connecticut 3-2-1. The teams played a 2-2 tie at Reese Stadium in 2007.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity