Sept. 10, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Chris Salmon scored the only goal of the game in the 41st minute as Colgate topped Yale 1-0 in the E*Trade Financial 2006 Yale Soccer Classic Presented by Barnes & Noble. Salmon settled a Jimmy Stephens pass and fired a left-footed shot into the right corner from just outside the box.
Yale (2-2-0) dominated the second half, outshooting the Raiders 9-1, but was unable to get the equalizer.
"We played much better than Friday night," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "Colgate is a very disciplined defensive team, and they are hard to break down. We threw everything at them in the second half but couldn't find a way to break through. We're improving, but we've still got some things that we've got to sharpen up."
The Raiders, who played a scoreless tie with Dartmouth on Friday night, were the tournament runner-up. Salmon, Dan Belke and Eli Meyers were named to the all-tournament team for Colgate.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Bulldogs picked up their intensity in the second half and had a couple of good scoring opportunities. Jake Miller headed a Jon Carlos corner kick just wide less two minutes into the second half.
Hills then had two chances midway through the half. Colgate goalkeeper Doug Litvack smothered Hills' header at 59:31, and less than two minutes later, Hills split through two defenders and fired a shot that hit the side of the net from a tough angle.
The Raiders (3-0-2) have not allowed a goal in their first five games.
Erik Geiger made one save in goal for the Bulldogs, a diving stop of a Devin Deane shot in the second half. Colgate took only four shots in the game.
George Mason (3-2) won Sunday's first game 1-0 over Dartmouth. Adam Lobene scored the only goal of the game on a penalty kick at 32:18. Dan Ames was taken down in the box leading to the penalty kick. The Patriots beat Yale 1-0 in overtime on Friday. Goalkeeper Sean Kelley posted shutouts in both games and was named the tournament most valuable player.
Fabien Lewis, Chris Carroll and Irvin Martinez were all named to the all-tournament team.
Lucas Richardson, Matt Carroll and Tom Lobben earned all-tournament recognition from Dartmouth.
The Bulldogs hit the road for the first time this season when they play at Drake next Friday at 7 p.m. Yale then plays at Creighton on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Yale-Creighton game will be shown on tape delay by CSTV on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. eastern time.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity