Tompkins Earns 200th Career Victory; Bulldogs Edge Army 1-0 In OT
Sept. 30, 2008
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Eric Meyer scored the only goal of the game 1 minute, 5 seconds into the second overtime as Yale edged Army 1-0 in a non-conference game at Clinton Field. On the winning goal, Liam Leonard sent a cross into the box where Jon Carlos deflected it to Meyer, who banged it in from five yards out (Video Clip).
The victory was the 200th for Yale head coach Brian Tompkins, who won 90 games in his seven seasons at the helm of UW-Milwaukee program and is 110-84-20 as the head coach of the Bulldogs.
"The win is more important than any personal accolades," Tompkins said. "I'll look back on milestones like this when my coaching career is over. It's nice to have been around long enough to get to 200 wins, but I'm thinking more about winning on Saturday and getting to 201."
The Bulldogs open Ivy League play at Harvard on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Yale's defense certainly appears ready for the start of league play. The Bulldogs shut out an opponent for the third time in the last four games. Goalkeeper Travis Chulick made two saves, including one in the first overtime, to earn the victory.
Yale (4-3-1) outshot the Black Knights 12-8 and had four of the six shots in the extra periods.
Army (1-7) was whistled for 30 fouls in the game.
"It was a tough, physical game," Tompkins said. "We withstood that, persevered and scored a good goal to win. Now, we'll look forward to our first Ivy League game."
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity