Bulldogs Visit Quinnipiac Tuesday

Peter Jacobson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Peter Jacobson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yale Seeks Second Straight Victory

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

The Bulldogs (1-5) hope to build on Saturday's thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over Sacred Heart. Andy Hackbarth scored the winning goal on a penalty kick late in the second extra period. There were a number of positives in the game. Yale's defensive pressure forced Sacred Heart into a number of turnovers. Offensively, the Bulldogs generated good pressure.  A pair of freshmen teamed up to account for Yale's goal. Cody Wilkins dribbled down the near side and sent a perfect cross to Peter Jacobson, who banged it in.

Quinnipiac (0-4) has struggled to score goals early in the season. The Bobcats' only goal came in a 2-1 loss to Loyola, Md., on Sept. 11. George Ellis has started three games in goal and has a 1.70 goals against average.

Yale and Quinnipiac played a spirited 1-1 tie last year in New Haven. The two goals were scored 33 seconds apart late in the first half. Scott Armbrust scored for the Bulldogs, while Dwayne Mars had the Bobcats goal.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity