2014-15 Yale Men's Soccer News

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.

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