Cornell Edges Yale 2-1
Oct. 13, 2006
ITHACA, N.Y. - Kyle Lynch scored midway through the second half to snap a 1-1 tie and lift Cornell to a 2-1 victory over Yale in an Ivy League game at Berman Field. Alex Munns scored for the Bulldogs midway through the first half.
Cornell's Matt Bouraee opened the scoring just 3:32 into the match. Bouraee took a feed from David Browning along the left wing, beat a defender and fired a shot into the net. It was his first career goal.
The Bulldogs (4-8-1, 1-3 Ivy) tied it nearly 15 minutes later when Munns scored. He took a through-ball from Jon Carlos and stuck a shot inside the left post.
The rest of the half was played in the midfield, though Cornell had two other dangerous scoring chances, including one shot by Brian Kuritzky that flew just high over the crossbar.
The Big Red (2-5-3, 1-2-1) dominated the second half, outshooting Yale 11-1. Lynch scored the game-winner in the 70th minute when his header in front of the net trickled through a sea of defenders. Miyad Movassaghi's direct kick after Yale was whistled for a foul set up the goal.
Erik Geiger made eight saves in goal for the Bulldogs, while Luca Cerretani stopped two shots for Cornell.
"In the first half we did some good things," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "We moved the ball well and looked dangerous. In the second half we lost our composure a little bit, and Cornell had the better of the play."
The Bulldogs return to Reese Stadium next Saturday when they host Penn at 7 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity