September 29, 2004

Bulldogs Drop Fairfield 3-1

Sept. 29, 2004

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NEW HAVEN, CONN. -- Gage Hills scored twice and Andrew Dealy added a pair of assists as Yale cruised to a 3-1 victory over Fairfield at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium. Alex Munns also scored for Yale, while Geoff Hollington made six saves and came within 30 seconds of posting a shutout in goal.

"It's nice to break the streak with a win against a quality opponent," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins, who saw his team pick up its first win of the season. "We played well and executed in front of the goal. We were a little unfortunate not to score more. This win gives us positive momentum heading into Saturday's game against Harvard."

Hills opened the scoring in the 37th minute when he deflected in Ryan Morrissey's cross. Less than five minutes later, Hills struck again to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead at 40:04. Munns added Yale's third goal in the 84th minute, and it appeared the Bulldogs would post a shutout, but Fairfield's Matt Wilner scored with 30 seconds left in the second half.

Fairfield (3-2-2) came into the game ranked sixth in New England by the NSCAA and was yet another tough opponent. Yale's first six opponents currently have a combined record of 25-13-4 (.643) and three of them are nationally ranked.

The Bulldogs open Ivy League play on Saturday when they travel to Harvard at 3 p.m.

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