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Morrissey's Late Goal Lifts Yale Past Central Connecticut

Morrissey's Late Goal Lifts Yale Past Central Connecticut

Oct. 4, 2005

Box Score

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Ryan Morrissey scored his first career goal with 3:57 left in the second half to lift Yale to a 1-0 non-league victory over Central Connecticut. Matt Aleksinas made six saves in his first start of the season in goal as the Bulldogs posted their second shutout of the season.

"It was a good road performance by our guys against a talented Central Connecticut team," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "We scored late, which is a credit to our persistence, and Ryan took advantage of his opportunity. It was a moment of skill that decided the game."

Morrissey scored from inside the 18-yard box off a feed from Gage Hills.

Yale (5-1-3) controlled play in the first half, outshooting the Blue Devils 5-0. Central Connecticut (3-2-2) picked up its play in the second half and managed eight shots.

John Ciano finished with two saves for the Blue Devils.

The Bulldogs are currently ranked third in New England by the NSCAA, while Central Connecticut is ninth.

Yale returns to Ivy League action on Saturday, hosting Dartmouth at 4 p.m. at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity