Final Road Game Takes Yale To No. 17 Brown

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Cody Wilkins celebrates his first career goal. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Have Won Last Two Meetings At Stevenson Field

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

Yale (3-10-2, 1-3-1 Ivy) has posted back-to-back shutouts. Goalkeeper Bobby Thalman made six saves in Saturday's scoreless tie with Columbia. Thalman, who has started all but one game, hasn't allowed a goal since the Oct.9 game at Dartmouth. Offensively, the Bulldogs are led by Andy Shorten, who has a team-leading three goals. Andy Hackbarth has scored twice.

Brown, ranked No. 17 in this week's NSCAA national poll, is coming off a 1-0 loss to Penn last Saturday. The Bears (10-3-2, 2-2-1 Ivy) are in third place in the Ivy League with seven points. Brown has outscored its opponents 23-6 so far this season.

Las t year in New Haven, Thomas McNamara's goal with 8:39 left in the second half snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Brown to a 2-1 victory. Scott Armbrust scored for the Bulldogs.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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