Sept. 23, 2007
HANOVER, N.H. - Yale broke out of its early-season scoring slump in a big way on Sunday. After yielding an early goal, the Bulldogs scored three times en route to a 3-1 victory over UW-Milwaukee on the second day of the Dartmouth Invitational. Tyler Guse had two goals, and Brad Rose added one as Yale earned its first win of the season.
"I'm really pleased with the way we fought back after giving up the first goal," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "It really showed a lot of character on our part."
Travis Phillips scored first for the Panthers just 1:03 into the game when he fired a hard shot from the left wing that beat Yale goalkeeper Erik Geiger.
Guse's free kick from 20 yards out tied the score less than five minutes later.
Rose's first career goal at 27:56 turned out to be the game-winner. He fired a hard shot from the left side of the box that deflected off the post and rolled in.
Yale (1-4) added an insurance goal at 59:32 when Guse knocked in an Eric Meyer corner kick. The assist was the first point of Meyer's career.
UW-Milwaukee (0-8) outshot Yale 15-10, but Geiger finished with eight saves for the Bulldogs.
The win was the first in three games for Tompkins over UW-Milwaukee. He spent seven years as the head coach of the Panthers before coming to Yale, compiling an overall record of 90-41-11, including six winning seasons, and leading the Panthers to an NCAA Tournament appearance (1990), a Mid-Continent Conference title (1993) and a Big Central Soccer Conference crown (1990). Last May, Tompkins was inducted into the UWM Athletic Hall of Fame, and he has a close relationship with Panthers coach Jon Coleman, a 1996 UWM graduate.
The Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Boston College for a 4 p.m. kickoff.
"It was important to get our first win, and hopefully we can build on it," Tompkins said.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity