Rising sophomore Philip Piper played a key role in Force FC Academy of Michigan winning the 2013 Super-20 League Championship last weekend. Piper helped anchor a defense that posted a shutout in a 2-0 victory over Pacesetter SC of Ohio in the title game last Sunday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
For much of his tenure as Yale’s men’s soccer coach, Brian Tompkins has been active in the Olympic Development Program. And now his role is expanding. Tompkins has been named the head coach of the Region 1 Under-15 ODP age group.
The Yale men’s soccer team will play a pair of games this spring as they prepare for the 2013 season .The Bulldogs host Quinnipiac on Sat., Apr. 13 at Reese Stadium at 4 p.m. and play at Southern Connecticut on Fri., Apr. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Yale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins will take part in an NSCAA live video chat entitled Coaches Conversations on Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m . ET. Tompkins will be joined by Indiana coach Todd Yeagley, who guided the Hoosiers to the NCAA College Cup Championship last November.
Three Yale men’s soccer players have earned All-Ivy recognition. Goalkeeper Bobby Thalman earned second team honors for the second straight season, while defender Nick Alers and midfielder Max McKiernan were honorable mention selections.
Yale All-Access has live and on demand video coverage of four Yale athletics events Saturday: football vs. Princeton at noon, men’s soccer vs. Princeton at 3:00 p.m., volleyball vs. Dartmouth at 5:00 p.m. and men’s ice hockey vs. St. Lawrence at 7:00 p.m.
The Yale University men’s soccer team celebrated the careers of five seniors prior to facing Princeton in the final game of the 2012 season Saturday afternoon, but an early Princeton goal spoiled Yale’s Senior Day celebration.
The Yale men’s soccer team closes out the season by hosting Princeton on Saturday at 3 p.m. Yale’s five seniors will be honored prior to kickoff. The Bulldogs (4-7-5, 1-2-3 Ivy) will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak to five games.
The final road game of the season could prove to be the most difficult for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs travel to Providence to meet No. 11 Brown on Saturday. Kickoff at Stevenson Field is slated for 7 p.m.
It may not have been evident in the final score, but the Yale men’s soccer team showed earlier this season it could compete against the nation’s best teams in games against nationally ranked opponents UConn and Cornell. Saturday against No. 11 Brown, the proof was there for all to see. Bobby Thalman made 11 saves as the Bulldogs earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with the Bears on a chilly night at Stevenson Field.
A pair of Yale men’s soccer players have earned recognition for their work in the classroom in addition to their play on the field. Juniors Nick Alers and Max McKiernan have each been named to the Capital One Academic All-District I first team.
Trailing Columbia 1-0 at halftime on Saturday, the Yale men’s soccer team turned up the pressure in the second half. The result was an improved performance that earned the Bulldogs a 1-1 tie with the Lions before a nice day Youth Day crowd at Reese Stadium.
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of four Yale athletics events this weekend, including a soccer doubleheader against Columbia and the first-place volleyball team hosting Columbia (Friday) and Cornell (Saturday).
The sense of relief could be felt throughout Reese Stadium when Scott Armbrust scored midway through the second half last Saturday against Penn. The Bulldogs had gone five games without a goal and the pressure was starting to mount.
The Yale men’s soccer team faced adversity a couple of times in Saturday’s game with Penn. The Bulldogs’ response each time was outstanding. The result was an impressive 2-1 victory over the Quakers in front of a big crowd at Reese Stadium.
The Ivy League season is nearing the halfway point, and the Yale men’s soccer team still hasn’t played an Ivy home game. That will change on Saturday when Penn comes to town. Kickoff on Alumni Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 3 p.m.
Yale head coach Brian Tompkins used the final non-conference game of the season Tuesday against Lehigh to shuffle his starting lineup and get a look at some of his younger players. Tompkins was happy with what he saw. Unfortunately, though, it didn’t keep the Bulldogs from being snakebitten around the goal.
Yale held Cornell’s high-powered offense in check for the first two-thirds of Saturday’s game. The Big Red, though, got a few opportunities late and made them count, scoring three goals in an 18-minute stretch en route to a 3-0 victory before a big crowd of 1,121 at Berman Field.
The Yale defense has been pretty stingy all season, particularly in the first two Ivy League games. The Bulldogs have yielded just one goal in their first two league games and only nine goals in 11 games overall.
The second half of Saturday’s game with Dartmouth may have been the most frustrating of the season so far for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs had the better of the play, outshooting the Big Green 8-4, and had plenty of opportunities to score but couldn’t finish.
If the opening week of play is any indication, the Ivy League men’s soccer race figures to be quite competitive this season. Three of the four games were decided by one goal, including one in overtime, and the fourth ended in a tie.