Sept. 23, 2005
HANOVER, N.H. - After playing overtime in its first four games, Yale made things a lot easier for itself on the first day of the Dartmouth Classic. Jake Miller and Alex Munns both scored twice as the Bulldogs erupted for a season-high six goals en route to a 6-2 victory over Rhode Island at Sachem Field. Shannon Brooks added two assists and Jon Carlos had a goal and an assist.
The Bulldogs, who improved to 2-0-3 with the win, opened the scoring at the 15-minute mark on a Miller header from close range. Munns tallied his first goal a little over 10 minutes later. Brooks advanced down the right and sent a cross into the penalty area where Munns one-timed it past URI goalkeeper Dean Ruddy.
Steve Mellen scored for the Rams (2-4-1) at 29:29, but Yale regained its two-goal edge before the end of the half when Miller settled a Carlos corner kick and fired a low shot from just inside the penalty area that went into the right corner at 31:27.
Munns scored his second goal midway through the second half. He controlled a long throw-in from Markus Jackson, and shot low from close range. Less than four minutes later, Carlos scored his first career goal when he took a nifty long pass from Brooks, broke past the defense and easily slipped it past Ruddy.
"We executed very well on our restarts today," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "I'm pleased we were able to get goals from corner kicks and from a throw-in. The guys were very sharp in front of the goal, and we were able to take advantage of our scoring opportunities."
Yale outshot Rhode Island 17-13.
The Bulldogs play Drake on Sunday at noon on the second day of the Dartmouth Classic.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity