Yale Hopes To Build On Wednesday Victory At Central Connecticut
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - 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.
The Bulldogs (1-1-2) hope to build on the momentum gained in Wednesday's 2-0 victory over previously unbeaten Central Connecticut. Freshman Kevin Peterson and sophomore Andy Hackbarth became the fifth and sixth Yale players to score. Andy Shorten, Brad Rose, Charlie Neil and Scott Armburst also have goals so far this fall.
Other than a slight hiccup against national power SMU, the Bulldogs' defense has been strong. The 3-2 loss to the Mustangs is the only time that Yale has allowed more than one goal.
St. Francis (2-2) is coming off an impressive performance at the Jay Sculley Tournament last weekend in Virginia. The Terriers blanked VMI 2-0 and Liberty 1-0 to win the tournament. Goalkeeper Chris Antonino posted the shutouts in both games and was named to the all-tournament team along with Sesmo Nikocevic and Paul Benkert. Nikocevic leads the team with two goals.
Yale and St. Francis are playing for the first time.
Photo of Kevin Peterson against Central Connecticut by Steve McLaughlin
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity