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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yales 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, hasnt come to New Haven since 1995. The Bulldogs and Mountain Hawks meet on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
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.
One play went a long way in deciding the outcome of Saturdays Yale mens 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.
The Ivy League season is nearly half over and the Yale mens soccer team still hasnt 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 womens soccer game.
Yale and Cornell played a memorable game at Reese Stadium last year. Chris Dennens 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.
Saturday was Break The Berman Record night at Cornell. The goal was to set a mens 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.
Sebastian Serra scored his first career goal for the Yale mens soccer team on Saturday at Dartmouth. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs it didnt 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.
Expect a close game when Yale and Dartmouth play Saturday in mens soccer. Each of the last 13 meetings between the teams has been decided by one goal or ended in a tie. Kickoff at Dartmouths Burnham Field is slated for 7 p.m.
The start of Ivy League play didnt bring an end to the frustration for the Yale mens 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.
The Yale mens 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. Johns. 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 Harvards Ohiri Field is slated for 1:30 p.m.
In its final game before the start of Ivy League play, the Yale mens 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. Johns before dropping a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime decision. The winning goal came just 52 seconds into the extra period on an own goal.
A challenging week for the Yale mens soccer team begins Tuesday night when No. 12 St. Johns visits Reese Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. following the Yale-Marist womens game. The Bulldogs then open Ivy play on Saturday against 21st-ranked Harvard in Cambridge, Mass.
Fairleigh Dickinson didnt have many scoring chances in Fridays 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.
The start of Ivy League play is a little over a week away, and it looks like the Yale mens 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.
The Yale mens 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 wont take the Bulldogs very far from campus. Yale makes the short journey up I-91 to meet Quinnipiac at 4 p.m.
Yale and Quinnipiac have both been pretty stingy in allowing goals so far this season. As a result, it probably wasnt all that surprising that the teams played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer on Tuesday afternoon at Quinnipiac Field.
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.
The Yale mens soccer team faces another big test on Saturday night when Sacred Heart visits Reese Stadium. The Pioneers received votes in this weeks NSCAA national poll and are ranked second in the North Atlantic Region. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.