Jacobson Scores Twice To Help Bulldogs Knock Off URI 3-1

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

Rose Tallies Goal, Two Assists In Victory

KINGSTON, R.I. – The Yale men's soccer team didn't wait long to put Friday's heartbreaking loss to Fairfield in the past. Peter Jacobson scored twice and Brad Rose added one goal and two assists as the Bulldogs knocked off Rhode Island 3-1.

"We were looking for a bounce back performance, and we got it," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "We got great leadership from our seniors."

On a warm and muggy afternoon, Yale seized control by scoring twice in the first 16:16 of the game.

"I thought we showed a high level of mental toughness," Tompkins said. "The conditions were tough, but we were able to score a couple of very good goals."

Rose got things started at 7:33 when he took a pass from Max Morice, broke through the defense and fired a shot into the right side of the net.

Less than 10 minutes later the Bulldogs struck again. Rose worked his way through the box and fed Jacobson, who quickly fired a shot past URI goalkeeper Peyton Warwick.

Rhode Island's Joey Haught scored on a penalty kick at 19:42, but Jacobson tallied his second goal of the game midway through the second half to seal the victory.

Yale had a 16-11 edge in shots and a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks. Bobby Thalman made five saves to earn the victory in goal.

The win was the first for the Bulldogs this season away from home.

"It was important for us to go on the road and win against a tough opponent," Tompkins said. "I think we took another step forward today."

Yale is back on the road on Tuesday at No. 2 UConn. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity