October 28, 2013

Final Non-Conference Games Takes Yale To CCSU

Bulldogs Meet Central Connecticut Tuesday At 7 p.m.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's soccer team plays is final non-league game on Tuesday night, travelling to Central Connecticut. Kickoff at the CCSU Soccer Field is slated for 7 p.m.

Here are storylines for the game:

• Both Yale and Central Connecticut are very much in the hunt for league titles. The Bulldogs (3-9-1, 2-1-1 Ivy) are currently tied for third with Princeton. Both teams have seven points, three less than first-place Penn and two fewer than Harvard. The Blue Devils (7-6-1, 4-0-0 NEC) lead the Northeast Conference with 12 points, two more than Saint Francis, Pa.

• Yale is coming off a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Penn on Saturday in Philadelphia. The Quakers scored the game-winning goal just 3 minutes, 37 seconds into overtime. Central also played a one-goal game over the weekend but came away with a 1-0 victory over Saint Francis Brooklyn.

• Yale freshman Henry Albrecht had the first multi-point game Saturday at Penn. His first career goal off a free kick gave the Bulldogs the lead late in the first half, and then he set up Yale's second goal midway through the second half. For his efforts he was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll.

• Fellow freshman Cameron Kirdzik also played a key role for the Bulldogs. He scored the second goal of the game. Kirdzik now has four goals on the season, which ties him with Penn's Sam Hayward for the most by a freshman in the Ivy League.

• After going winless in their first five games of the season, the Blue Devils have won seven of their last nine.

• Central hasn't allowed a goal in four of the last five games.

• NEC Front Row Video and live stats are available for the game.

Yale Statistics

Central Connecticut Statistics

New Britain Weather

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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