Oct. 11, 2008
HANOVER, N.H. - Yale and Dartmouth have hooked up in some memorable battles over the years, and Saturday was no exception. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, this one ended like so many others for them at Burnham Field - in a frustrating defeat. Craig Henderson scored the only goal of the game at 74:09 as the Big Green escaped with a 1-0 victory.
"This was a heck of an Ivy League battle," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "Both teams played really hard. One moment off of a free kick was all it took to separate the teams."
Andrew Olsen's direct kick from 30 yards out set up the winning goal. It appeared like it was going to find the back of the net on its own but Henderson dove to head it in just to make sure.
The Bulldogs (4-5-1, 0-2 Ivy) nearly tied it six minutes later, but a good Aden Farina-Henry shot was blocked.
"I was encouraged by our attacking play," Tompkins said. "I actually thought we played some of our best soccer of the season. The result went against us, but I really feel we are making progress."
Three of Yale's five losses have come by 1-0 scores.
Dartmouth (6-3-1, 1-0-1) outshot the Bulldogs 12-6, but Yale had a 3-2 edge in corner kicks.
Travis Chulick made five saves in goal for Yale. His best stop came when he thwarted a Lucky Mkosana breakaway early in the second half.
Sean Milligan was forced to make only one save in goal for the Big Green, although the Bulldogs did apply some consistent pressure.
Yale returns to Reese Stadium to host defending ACC champion Boston College on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity