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Second Half Goal Lifts FDU Past Yale

Tucker Kocher. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Tucker Kocher. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Outshoot Knights 14-9

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

It was frustrating offensive night for the Bulldogs, who had the better of the play for much of the game but couldn't finish.

"I thought we created a lot of danger, but their keeper made a couple of nice saves," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "We can't seem to catch a break."

Yale (1-6-1) had a 14-9 advantage in shots and a 7-5 edge in corner kicks.

The Bulldogs' best chance of the first half came early. On a free kick from just outside the box, Andy Hackbarth blasted a shot that FDU goalkeeper Jacob Lissek knocked away. Andy Shorten got his foot on the rebound, but Lissek was able to snare that as well.

The Knights (3-3) broke the scoreless tie at 71:52. Kyle Saviano sent a long throw in into the box. Reinold settled it, and left-footed a hard shot into the lower right corner.

Yale had an opportunity to tie with less than three minutes to play. Scott Armbrust sent a corner kick into the box. Cody Wilkins got his head on it, but Lissek made the save.

Armbrust was back in the Bulldogs' lineup after missing three games with an injury.

"It was good to have Scott back," Tompkins said. "He definitely made a difference and will help us going forward."

Bobby Thalman started in goal for Yale and made three saves.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Tuesday when they host St. John's at 8 p.m. The Yale women play Marist at 5:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity