2010-11 Yale Men's Soccer News

June 8, 2011
Tompkins Sees His Mentor Inducted Into National Soccer Hall of Fame
Ask Yale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins who has had the biggest influence on his professional career, and the answer is easy. Bob Gansler. So when Gansler was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame prior to the U.S. men’s national team friendly against Spain last Saturday at Gillette Stadium, Tompkins was thrilled and honored to attend the ceremony.

June 2, 2011
Suzuki, Bailey, Alberts Join Yale Coaching Staff
Three new faces have joined Brian Tompkins’ men’s soccer coaching staff. Hiro Suzuki ‘00, who captained the 1999 Bulldogs to a school-record 13 wins, Cailean Bailey, who helped guide Valparaiso to 19 victories over the last two years, and Jay Alberts ‘03, a four-time first team All-Ivy selection at Yale, have been named assistant coaches.

December 10, 2010
Dennen Elected 2011 Yale Captain
Chris Dennen, one of only two players to start all 17 games this fall, has been elected captain of the 2011-12 Yale men’s soccer team. The announcement was made on Wednesday night at the team banquet.

December 7, 2010
10 Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors
Ten Yale student-athletes have earned Fall Academic All-Ivy honors. Football players Patrick Witt and Jesse Reising, Jeff Perrella from the cross country team, soccer player Eric Meyer and lightweight rower William Zeng were honored on the men’s side. The women selected were soccer players Kate Macauley and Miyuki Hino, field hockey player Dinah Landshut, volleyball player Taylor Cramm and rower Stephanie Madner.

November 16, 2010
Two Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition
Two Yale men’s soccer players have earned All-Ivy recognition. Junior Andy Hackbarth and freshman Nick Alers, who both helped anchor a Yale defense that posted four shutouts, were honorable mention selections.

November 13, 2010
Bulldogs Host No. 11 Princeton On Senior Day
The final game of 2010 season may be the most difficult for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs host 11th-ranked Princeton at Reese Stadium. The start time of the game is now 3 p.m. (it had been originally scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m.). The Tigers, who have won 11 straight games, have already clinched the Ivy League’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Five Yale seniors – Eric Meyer, Dale Peterson, Brad Rose, Sebastian Serra and Andy Shorten – will be playing the final game of their careers and will be honored prior to kickoff.

November 13, 2010
Second-Half Goal Lifts No. 11 Princeton Over Yale
The Bulldogs played even with No. 11-ranked Princeton for the first 62 minutes of the match, but dropped a 2-1 decision to the Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. The match marked the final collegiate games for five Yale seniors – Eric Meyer, Dale Peterson, Brad Rose, Sebastian Serra and Andy Shorten – who were honored before the game.

November 6, 2010
Final Road Game Takes Yale To No. 17 Brown
Home field hasn’t meant much when the Yale men’s soccer team has faced Brown recently. The visiting team has won each of the last four games in the series. Yale hopes that trend continues when the two teams meet in Providence on Saturday. Kickoff at Stevenson Field is slated for 7 p.m. It is the final road game of the season for the Bulldogs.

November 6, 2010
No. 17 Brown Knocks Off Yale
No. 17 Brown used a big second half to knock off Yale at Stevenson Field. The Bears scored three times in the final 45 minutes en route to a 4-1 Ivy League victory. Peter Jacobson had Yale’s goal.

November 2, 2010
Meyer Named To Academic All-District First Team
Senior Eric Meyer, who leads the Yale men’s soccer team in assists, has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 first team. Meyer has appeared in all 15 games this year for the Bulldogs. He was selected to the All-District 1 second team as a sophomore before missing much of his junior year with an injury.

October 30, 2010
Ivy League Stretch Run Begins At Home Against Columbia
The Yale men’s soccer team played perhaps its most impressive game of the season on Wednesday night against Lehigh. The Bulldogs hope to build on that when Columbia visits Reese Stadium for an Ivy League contest on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m.

October 30, 2010
Yale Plays Scoreless Tie With Columbia
Yale and Columbia played an exciting and wide-open game Saturday at Reese Stadium. Both teams had a number of good scoring chances and there were 31 combined shots. None of them found the mark, however, so the game ended in a scoreless tie.

October 27, 2010
Last Non-League Game Brings Visit From Lehigh
Yale’s final non-league game of 2010 brings an unfamiliar opponent to Reese Stadium. Lehigh, which is battling for the top seed in the Patriot League Tournament, hasn’t come to New Haven since 1995. The Bulldogs and Mountain Hawks meet on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

October 27, 2010
Wilkins’ First Career Goal, Chesky’s First Shutout Lift Yale Past Lehigh
One of the prettiest goals of the season was enough to lift the Yale men’s soccer team past Lehigh on a rainy night at Reese Stadium. Freshman Cody Wilkins scored it at 37:19 as the Bulldogs snapped the Mountain Hawks’ three-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory.

October 23, 2010
No. 15 Penn Edges Yale 2-0
One play went a long way in deciding the outcome of Saturday’s Yale men’s soccer game with Penn. Midway through the second half, Yale goalkeeper Bobby Thalman was ruled to have deliberately tripped a Penn player in the box. The Quakers were awarded a penalty kick and Thalman was issued a red card. Christian Barreiro knocked in the p.k. and Loukas Tasigianis added an insurance goal 11 minutes later as the 15th-ranked Quakers escaped Reese Stadium with a 2-0 victory.

October 20, 2010
No. 15 Penn Visits In First Ivy Home Game
The Ivy League season is nearly half over and the Yale men’s soccer team still hasn’t played a home league game. That will change on Saturday when No. 15 Penn comes to Reese Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. following the Yale-Penn women’s soccer game.

October 16, 2010
Bulldogs Travel To Cornell Saturday
Yale and Cornell played a memorable game at Reese Stadium last year. Chris Dennen’s goal with 13 seconds left in the second half lifted the Bulldogs to a thrilling 4-3 victory. The seven goals were the most in a game for Yale since 2006. When the two teams meet again Saturday in Ithaca, it figures to be a more low-scoring affair. Neither the Bulldogs nor the Big Red have allowed or scored four goals in a game this season. Kickoff at Berman Field is slated for 7 p.m.

October 16, 2010
Shorten’s Goal Lifts Yale Past Cornell
Saturday was “Break The Berman Record” night at Cornell. The goal was to set a men’s soccer attendance record at Berman Field. An enthusiastic crowd of 961 was on hand to establish a new mark, but Yale spoiled the party. Andy Shorten scored the only goal of the game at 36:43 to lift the Bulldogs to an Ivy League win on a chilly night.

October 9, 2010
Serra Scores First Career Goal But Bulldogs Fall At Dartmouth
Sebastian Serra scored his first career goal for the Yale men’s soccer team on Saturday at Dartmouth. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs it didn’t come in a victory. Lucky Mkosana had a goal and an assist to lead the Big Green to a 3-1 win over Yale at Burnham Field.

October 6, 2010
Road Stretch Continues At Dartmouth
Expect a close game when Yale and Dartmouth play Saturday in men’s soccer. Each of the last 13 meetings between the teams has been decided by one goal or ended in a tie. Kickoff at Dartmouth’s Burnham Field is slated for 7 p.m.

October 2, 2010
Harvard Edges Yale In Ivy Opener 1-0
The start of Ivy League play didn’t bring an end to the frustration for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs gave defending Ivy champion Harvard all it could handle but dropped a 1-0 decision on a beautiful afternoon at Ohiri Field. Scott Prozeller scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half.

September 30, 2010
Bulldogs Open Ivy League Play At Harvard
The Yale men’s soccer team has been making steady progress in recent games. The Bulldogs nearly pulled off a big upset on Tuesday before dropping a heartbreaking overtime decision to No. 18 St. John’s. The biggest difficulty for Yale has been finishing chances in the attacking area. A perfect time to break out would be Saturday against Harvard in the Ivy League opener for both teams. Kickoff at Harvard’s Ohiri Field is slated for 1:30 p.m.

September 28, 2010
No. 18 St. John’s Hands Yale Heartbreaking Defeat
In its final game before the start of Ivy League play, the Yale men’s soccer team showed it could compete with one of the best teams in the nation. The Bulldogs went toe-to-toe with 18th-ranked St. John’s before dropping a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime decision. The winning goal came just 52 seconds into the extra period on an own goal.

September 27, 2010
Bulldogs Host No. 12 St. John’s Tuesday
A challenging week for the Yale men’s soccer team begins Tuesday night when No. 12 St. John’s visits Reese Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. following the Yale-Marist women’s game. The Bulldogs then open Ivy play on Saturday against 21st-ranked Harvard in Cambridge, Mass.

September 24, 2010
Second Half Goal Lifts FDU Past Yale
Fairleigh Dickinson didn’t have many scoring chances in Friday’s game with Yale, but the Knights made the most of one of their opportunities. Dominic Reinold scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half to lead FDU at a muggy Reese Stadium.

September 23, 2010
Fairleigh Dickinson Comes To Reese Stadium Friday
The start of Ivy League play is a little over a week away, and it looks like the Yale men’s soccer team is close to ready. The Bulldogs are unbeaten in their last two games and will look to extend the streak when they host Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday night. Kickoff a Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

September 21, 2010
Bulldogs Visit Quinnipiac Tuesday
The Yale men’s soccer team has three games left before the start of Ivy League play on Oct 2 at Harvard. Two will be in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium. The one road trip is Tuesday, but it won’t take the Bulldogs very far from campus. Yale makes the short journey up I-91 to meet Quinnipiac at 4 p.m.

September 21, 2010
Yale, Quinnipiac Battle To Scoreless Draw
Yale and Quinnipiac have both been pretty stingy in allowing goals so far this season. As a result, it probably wasn’t all that surprising that the teams played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer on Tuesday afternoon at Quinnipiac Field.

September 18, 2010
Hackbarth’s Overtime Goal Lifts Yale Past Sacred Heart
Andy Hackbarth ended a long night of soccer at Reese Stadium on Saturday by scoring on a penalty kick with just 2 minutes, 7 seconds left in the second overtime. The goal lifted Yale to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Sacred Heart and earned the Bulldogs their first win of the season.

September 17, 2010
Yale Hosts Sacred Heart Saturday Night
The Yale men’s soccer team faces another big test on Saturday night when Sacred Heart visits Reese Stadium. The Pioneers received votes in this week’s NSCAA national poll and are ranked second in the North Atlantic Region. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

September 15, 2010
Central Connecticut Blanks Yale 3-0
Central Connecticut didn’t look like a team that had been struggling to score goals Wednesday night against Yale. Terrell Whiting scored twice and added an assist to lead the Blue Devils to a 3-0 victory and spoil the Bulldogs’ home opener in newly renovated Reese Stadium.

September 13, 2010
Home Opener Wednesday Against Central Connecticut
After playing its first four games away from home, the Yale men’s soccer team is anxious to make its first appearance in newly renovated Reese Stadium. It comes on Wednesday night when Central Connecticut comes to town. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

September 12, 2010
South Carolina Edges Yale 1-0 On Final Day Of Brown Classic
South Carolina is one of the premier men’s soccer programs in the nation. The Gamecocks have made 18 NCAA Tournament appearances since 1978. Yale gave USC all it could handle on Sunday on the second day of the Brown Classic, but South Carolina held on for a 1-0 victory at Stevenson Field.

September 10, 2010
Second-Half Goal Lifts Hofstra Past Yale 1-0
The first day of the Brown Classic proved to be frustrating for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs had a couple of opportunities to score first against Hofstra, but instead it was the Pride that got the only goal of the game to escape with a 1-0 victory at Stevenson Field.

September 9, 2010
Yale Meets Hofstra, South Carolina At Brown Tournament
The Yale men’s soccer team opened the season against UConn and Fairfield, two teams that are regulars on the schedule. This weekend the Bulldogs will face some less familiar opposition at the Brown Classic. Yale meets Hofstra on Friday at 5 p.m. and South Carolina on Sunday at noon. Both games are at Brown’s Stevenson Field.

September 7, 2010
Shorten Scores Again But Bulldogs Fall In Overtime At Fairfield
Erik Ilisije wasn’t in Fairfield’s starting lineup Tuesday night against Yale, but that didn’t stop him from having a major impact on the result. Ilisije scored two goals, including the game-winner with 8:49 left in the second overtime period, to lift the Stags to a 2-1 victory over the Bulldogs on a mild night at Lessing Field.

September 6, 2010
Bulldogs Play At Fairfield Tuesday
The Yale men’s soccer team’s season-opening journey through the state of Connecticut continues on Tuesday night at Fairfield. The Bulldogs, who opened the year with a hard-fought 3-1 loss at UConn on Saturday, head to the Southwest corner of the state to meet the Stags. Kickoff at Lessing Field is slated for 7 p.m.

September 4, 2010
Bulldogs Drop Opener To No. 10 UConn 3-1
A trip to UConn’s Morrone Stadium is never an easy way to start the season, but when you have a young team that is starting seven freshmen or sophomores, it makes it even more difficult. That was the challenge the Yale men’s soccer team faced. The Bulldogs put up a good fight but dropped a 3-1 decision to the 10th-ranked Huskies before a crowd of 3,787.

September 3, 2010
2010 Season Kicks Off At 10th-Ranked UConn
The Yale men’s soccer team will kick off the 2010 season against a familiar opponent. The Bulldogs travel to Storrs on Saturday to meet 10th-ranked Connecticut. Kickoff at Morrone Stadium is slated for 7:30 p.m. Yale and UConn, who have had some memorable meetings over the years, will be playing for the 64th time.

September 1, 2010
Renovated Reese Stadium Ready
Phase II renovations of Reese Stadium, the home of Yale men's and women's soccer and lacrosse, are nearly complete and fans can now enjoy the new general and VIP seating areas. The Yale women's soccer team kicks off play at the new Reese Stadium Friday at 7 p.m. against Penn State.

August 26, 2010
2010 Season Preview: Talented And Energetic Bulldogs Ready For Exciting Campaign
The 2010 Ivy League men’s soccer title probably won’t be decided until early November, but the work currently going on at Reese Stadium will play a big role in determining if Yale is in the mix for the crown. The Bulldogs reported for practice late last week and are busy preparing for what should be a very exciting campaign.

July 19, 2010
Incoming Freshman Peter Jacobson Helps Vardar Academy To National Title
Peter Jacobson, who will join the Yale men’s soccer team as a freshman this fall, added to his already impressive pre-Yale credentials over the weekend. Jacobson helped the Michigan-based Vardar Academy U-17/18 boys team to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy National Championship at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Jacobson was the tournament’s leading scorer with four goals in as many games.

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