Bulldogs Seek Second Straight Ivy Win
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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 wait for another goal wasn't nearly as long. Peter Jacobson scored with a little over two minutes left as the Bulldogs came away with a much-needed 2-1 win over the Quakers. Yale will try to keep the offensive momentum rolling when Columbia visits Reese Stadium on Saturday for Youth Day. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. after the Yale women host Columbia starting at 2 p.m.
Jacobson was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll for his performance against the Quakers. He and Armbrust share the team lead with five points apiece. Jenner Fox, who assisted on both goals against Penn, has a team-high three assists. Goalkeeper Bobby Thalman continues to lead the Ivy League with 64 saves and is second in save percentage (.831) and shutouts (5).
Yale (4-7-3 overall) and Columbia are both 1-2-1 in Ivy League play.
Columbia (3-7-3 overall) is coming off a 2-1 loss to Dartmouth last Saturday. Like Yale, the Lions have played close Ivy games. Both of their losses – to Brown and Dartmouth – came by one goal. In addition, they played a scoreless tie with Princeton and edged Penn 1-0. Kofi Agyapong and Nick Scott share the team lead with five points apiece. Goalkeeper Kyle Jackson is a three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week selection and has a 1.06 goals against average.
Columbia at Yale – Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity