Yale Drops 3-2 Decision To Clemson

Sept. 12, 2004

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Steven Rhyne had a goal and an assist as Clemson edged Yale 3-2 on the second day of the Brown Classic. It was the second one-goal loss of the tournament for the Bulldogs, who opened the season with a 2-1 overtime loss to San Francisco on Friday. Jake Miller and Lindsey Williams scored for Yale.

"I was pleased because we had a spirited effort against a team that is recognized as a national power," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "Although the outcome wasn't in our favor, there were some encouraging signs. We'll make some adjustments and try to bounce back next week in the Yale Classic."

The Bulldogs outshot the Tigers 16-10, including 10-4 in the first half.

The Tigers (3-1) opened the scoring at the 14 minute mark when Landy Mattison volleyed a ball past Yale goalkeeper Matt Aleksinas, who finished with three saves. Yale tied the score in the 37th minute when Jake Miller headed in a Jordan Rieger corner kick. Rhyne, though, scored with less than two minutes left in the first half to give Clemson the lead at the intermission.

The Bulldogs had several good scoring opportunities early in the second half but couldn't get one past Clemson goalkeeper Phil Marfuggi. The Tigers increased their lead to 3-1 on Olatomiwa Ogunsola's goal at 61:20. Lindsey Williams scored for Yale with 14 seconds left in the game.

The Bulldogs return to action next weekend when they host the Yale Classic. Yale plays Duquesne on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and hosts Hartwick on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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