2014-15 Yale Men's Soccer News
December 12, 2014
Piper Elected 2015 Captain; Team Awards Handed Out
As a center back, Philip Piper has always been a vocal member of the Yale men’s soccer team. His leadership role will only grow next year. Piper has been elected captain of the 2015-16 Bulldogs. The announcement was made at the post-season banquet following a team vote.
November 19, 2014
Flugstad-Clarke Named Second Team All-Ivy
Sophomore Henry Flugstad-Clarke, who led Yale in goals and points, has earned second team All-Ivy recognition.
November 18, 2014
Tompkins’ Coaching Legacy A Special Bond With His Players
Brian Tompkins made a pretty good first impression on Ryan Raybould ‘05. As a high school soccer player in Kansas, the thought of attending Yale never occurred to Raybould. That changed the first time Tompkins called him.
November 15, 2014
Tompkins, Seniors Honored In Season Finale With Princeton
It was a day of celebration on Saturday at Reese Stadium. It started with a ceremony honoring Yale’s seniors and ended with a tribute to Brian Tompkins, who coached the Bulldogs for the final time.
November 14, 2014
Bulldogs Wrap Up Season Vs. First-Place Princeton
Yale wraps up the 2014 season by hosting Princeton in a game that has Ivy League championship ramifications. The Tigers are tied for first place and can clinch at least a share of the title with a victory. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. at Reese Stadium.
November 8, 2014
Bulldogs Fall 1-0 At Brown
It was Senior Day at Brown’s Stevenson Field on Saturday, and two players making their final home appearance in the stadium played a key role in deciding the outcome. Ben Maurey scored the only goal at 73:04, and goalkeeper Mitch Kupstas made four saves to record the shutout as the Bears edged the Bulldogs 1-0.
November 6, 2014
Final Road Game Takes Yale To Brown
Yale makes it final trip of the season on Saturday. The Bulldogs travel to Providence to face Brown. Kickoff at Stevenson Field is slated for 4 p.m.
November 1, 2014
Late Penalty Kick Lifts Columbia Past Yale
Henry Flugstad-Clarke’s tying goal with less than five minutes left in the second half should have given Yale all the momentum in a game that looked to be destined for overtime.
October 30, 2014
Columbia Visits For Second Straight Ivy Home Game
Yale and Columbia played a spirited 3-3 tie in New York City last year. There don’t figure to be as many goals scored but it should be close when the two teams meet on Saturday at Reese Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m., following the Yale-Columbia women’s game which starts at 4 p.m.
October 28, 2014
Heartbreaking Finish For Bulldogs
Another very solid effort ended in heartbreak for the Yale men’s soccer team. Despite missing several key players due to illness and injury, the Bulldogs played perennial national power UConn even for 103 minutes before Adria Beso Marco scored in the second overtime period to lift the Huskies to a 1-0 victory before a crowd of 2,241 at Morrone Stadium.
October 27, 2014
UConn Provides A Big Test In Final Non-League Game
Yale’s final non-league game of the season should be one of its most difficult. The Bulldogs travel to Storrs to face perennial national power UConn. Kickoff of Joseph Morrone Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.
October 25, 2014
Bulldogs Tie Defending Ivy Champion Penn
After falling in their first three Ivy League games – each on the road, the Yale men’s soccer team was determined to make a statement in its Ivy home opener. The Bulldogs did just that, even if the result wasn’t exactly what they were looking for. Yale took it to defending Ivy champion Penn but was forced to settle for a 1-1 tie on a chilly fall night at Reese Stadium.
October 23, 2014
Bulldogs Finally Get Ivy Home Game Saturday Vs. Penn
The Ivy League season is approaching the halfway point and the Yale men’s soccer team still hasn’t had a league home game. That changes on Saturday when Penn comes to Reese Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
October 18, 2014
Late Goal Lifts Cornell Over Yale
The character of the Yale men’s soccer team was on display again Saturday at Cornell. After yielding a goal with 8:48 left that put the Big Red in front 1-0, the Bulldogs’ response was impressive. Yale applied constant pressure on Cornell’s goal but wasn’t able to get the equalizer despite firing four shots at the goal.
October 16, 2014
Ivy Opening Road Swing Ends At Cornell
The Yale men’s soccer team plays the last of three road games to begin the Ivy League schedule at Cornell on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m., following the Yale-Cornell women’s game, which is a 1 p.m. start.
October 14, 2014
OT Thriller – Lachenbruch’s Penalty Kick Beats Temple
It took a while, but Yale’s persistence and hard work was finally rewarded Tuesday night against Temple. Conner Lachenbruch scored on a penalty kick with 1:33 left in the second overtime period as the Bulldogs knocked off the Owls 1-0 on an unseasonably mild night at Reese Stadium.
October 13, 2014
First Ever Meeting With Temple Next Up For Bulldogs
An unfamiliar opponent is coming to Reese Stadium on Tuesday night. For the first time ever, the Yale men’s soccer team will face Temple. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.
October 11, 2014
Yale Falls On Road To Dartmouth
There may not be a hotter college soccer team in the nation than Dartmouth right now. The Big Green extended its unbeaten streak to seven with an impressive 4-1 home victory over Yale before a crowd of 1,458.
October 9, 2014
Bulldogs Back On Road At Dartmouth
The Yale men’s soccer team has a challenging start to the Ivy League season with its first three leagues game all on the road. The Bulldogs played well in the first one, a 1-0 loss to Harvard. It doesn’t get any easier this Saturday as Yale heads north to Hanover, N.H., to meet Dartmouth. Originally a 7 p.m. start, the game has been flip-flopped with the Yale-Dartmouth women’s game and will now begin at 4:30 p.m.
October 4, 2014
Yale Falls 1-0 At Harvard
There would be no magical comeback on this night. Last year at Reese Stadium, Yale scored twice in the final 2 minutes, 15 seconds to knock off Harvard 2-1. On Saturday in Cambridge, the Bulldogs found themselves trailing 1-0 again late in the second half, but this time weren’t able to rally, falling to the Crimson on a wet and cold night at Solders Field Soccer Stadium.
October 3, 2014
Bulldogs Open Ivy League Play At Harvard
The Yale men’s soccer team opens Ivy League play at Harvard on Saturday. Kickoff at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium is set for 7 p.m., following the Yale-Harvard women’s game, which starts at 4 p.m.
October 2, 2014
Fall ID Clinic Set For Nov. 2
The Bulldog Soccer School will hold a fall ID clinic for boys in grades 9 through 12 on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Reese Stadium. The cost of the clinic is $140.
September 30, 2014
FDU Tops Yale 3-1
Fairleigh Dickinson has quietly built a pretty formidable soccer reputation over the years. The Knights have made six NCAA Tournament appearances under long-time head coach Seth Roland. The 2014 season hasn’t quite started on the right foot, but the Knights seem to rounding into form just in time for the start of Northeast Conference play. That’s certainly how it looked Tuesday night at Reese Stadium.
September 29, 2014
Final Game Before Start Of Ivy Play Brings Visit From FDU
Teams that very soon will be turning their full attention to league play meet on Tuesday night at Reese Stadium. Yale, which opens Ivy League play Saturday at Harvard, and Fairleigh Dickinson, who also is playing its final game before the start of Northeast Conference play, kickoff at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium.
September 26, 2014
Bulldogs Fall 1-0 At Quinnipiac
Quinnipiac goalkeeper Borja Angoitia is approaching a couple of career school records. He showed why on Friday against Yale. Angoitia made a few big saves in the second half and that bought the Bobcats enough time to finally get the game-winner. It came late in the first overtime period on the first career goal from Raphael Carvalho.
September 25, 2014
Bulldogs Make Short Trip To Quinnipiac Friday
The Yale men’s soccer team makes its shortest road trip of the season on Friday. The Bulldogs travel nine miles to Hamden, Conn., to meet Quinnipiac for a 4 p.m. kickoff.
September 21, 2014
Early Second Half Goal Lifts Central Connecticut Over Yale
One mistake in an otherwise very strong performance was enough to doom the Yale men’s soccer team on Sunday afternoon.
September 19, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Conner Lachenbruch
Captain Conner Lachenbruch will lead the men’s soccer team in a pair of games this weekend. Lachenbruch, who received the team’s Frank Dunne Award as the most improved player as a sophomore, is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
September 19, 2014
Simpson Sharp As Yale Plays Scoreless Tie With Manhattan
Yale and Manhattan combined for 33 shots in a wide-open match Friday at Reese Stadium. Neither team, though, was able to successfully finish, and the result was a spirited scoreless tie.
September 18, 2014
Bulldogs Host Manhattan, CCSU
It will be a busy weekend at Reese Stadium for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs host Manhattan on Friday at 7 p.m. and then face off against Central Connecticut on Sunday. Kickoff for the CCSU game is set for 3:30 p.m., following the Yale-New Hampshire women’s game.
September 14, 2014
URI Holds Off Yale 1-0
Matt Sykes started the first 55 games of his career at the University of Rhode Island. In his first game as a reserve, Sykes certainly made a big impact. He scored the only goal of the game just seven minutes after checking in as the Rams topped Yale on a gorgeous Rhode Island afternoon.
September 12, 2014
Yale Drops Hard-Fought 1-0 Decision At Fairfield
Games with Fairfield are turning into very frustrating affairs for the Yale men’s soccer team.
September 11, 2014
Pair Of Road Games On Tap For Bulldogs
If recent history is any indication, the Yale men’s soccer team is in for two very different games this weekend. The Bulldogs face Fairfield on Friday at 7 p.m. at Alumni Stadium. Five of the last six meetings between the teams have ended with 1-0 final scores. On Sunday, Yale is at Rhode Island for a 4 p.m. kickoff. In their last three games against the Rams, the Bulldogs have scored 10 goals.
September 9, 2014
Iona Overcomes Yale’s Fast Start; Knocks Off Bulldogs 2-1
Yale couldn’t have asked for a better start to Tuesday night’s game against Iona as Henos Musie scored 30 seconds into the first half. In the end, though, the Gaels’ superiority in the midfield won out, allowing them to walk away with a well-earned 2-1 victory over the Bulldogs on a gorgeous night at Reese Stadium.
September 8, 2014
Iona Visits Tuesday Night
The Yale men’s soccer team returns to Reese Stadium to host Iona on Tuesday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is set for 7 p.m.
September 5, 2014
Opener Ends In 1-1 Tie With Sacred Heart
The result was not exactly what he was looking for, but Yale head coach Brian Tompkins was pleased with much of what he saw in Friday’s opener against Sacred Heart. The Bulldogs had by far the better scoring chances but were forced to settle for a 1-1 tie on a hot and humid late afternoon at Reese Stadium.
September 4, 2014
Bulldogs Kick Off Season By Hosting Sacred Heart
The Yale men’s soccer team opens up the 2014 season by hosting local-rival Sacred Heart on Friday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 5 p.m. It is the first game of a college soccer doubleheader. The Yale women host Quinnipiac at 7:30.
September 3, 2014
Season Preview: Young Bulldogs Hoping To Seize Opportunity
Optimism is high as the Yale men’s soccer team sets to embark on the 2014 season. The Bulldogs have a chance to feature a high-scoring offense, which should add to what is already an enthusiastic atmosphere at Reese Stadium.
August 28, 2014
Harder Named Assistant Coach
Olli Harder, who has international coaching experience, has been named an assistant coach at Yale.
August 25, 2014
Tompkins To Step Down As Men’s Soccer Coach At End Of Season; Will Remain With Athletic Department
Brian Tompkins, the second winningest men’s soccer coach in Yale history, will step down as head coach at the end of 2014 season. He will remain with the Athletic Department as an administrator, starting in November.
August 22, 2014
Bulldogs Kick Off Preparations For Season
The Yale men’s soccer team kicked off preparation for the 2014 season on Friday morning. Head Coach Brian Tompkins put his team through a spirited two-hour practice session, which was followed by the team and individual photo session.
August 18, 2014
Kirdzik, Musie Earn Preseason Honor
Two Yale men’s soccer players have earned a preseason honor from CollegeSportsMadness.com. Junior Henos Musie and sophomore Cameron Kirdzik were each named to the website’s All-Ivy League second team.
August 5, 2014
A Closer Look At The 2014 Schedule
One month from today, the Yale men’s soccer team kicks off the 2014 season. The Bulldogs host Sacred Heart in the first of nine games in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium. The Pioneers are one of many familiar faces on the schedule, but there are also a few newcomers. Iona, Manhattan and Temple will all face Yale for the first time.
July 1, 2014
Six Set To Join Bulldogs In Class of 2018
Yale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins will welcome six freshmen to campus this fall. All bring strong credentials to New Haven.