Yale, Providence Play 1-1 Tie

Yale, Providence Play 1-1 Tie

Sept. 11, 2005

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Freshman Tyler Guse scored his first career goal, but Yale had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Providence in a non-league game on a beautiful afternoon at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium. Erik Geiger made three saves in goal for the Bulldogs, who have now played a draw in each of their first two games.

Guse opened the scoring in the 41st minute on a shot from in front of the goal after a scramble for the ball. Yale had a couple of opportunities to add an insurance goal. Jon Carlos's shot from the wing went just wide with 20 minutes remaining in the second half, and Gage Hills was robbed with 7:30 left by Providence goalkeeper Chris Konopka, who came out of the net to make a sliding stop on a breakaway.

The Friars (2-0-2) got the equalizer with just 2:36 left when Ryan Maduro beat a Yale defender near the endline and sent a cross to Timothy Ritter, who banged it in.

Providence had the better scoring chances in the two, 10-minute overtime periods. Eoin Lynch fired a shot that went just wide from in front with two minutes left in the first overtime, and Michael Narciso missed just over the top of the goal in the first minute of the second overtime.

The Bulldogs had a corner kick in the final seconds, but there wasn't enough time left for a quality chance.

Yale outshot the Friars 14-9. Konopka finished with four saves in goal for PC.

"It was a good battle. Providence is a good team," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "We did some good things, but our inexperience also showed a couple of times. I thought we played better in the second half."

The Bulldogs are off until next Friday when they host Michigan State at 7:30 p.m. in the Yale Classic Presented by Barnes & Noble. American and Dartmouth play at 5 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity