October 16, 2004

Bulldogs Drop Cornell 2-1

Oct. 16, 2004

Box Score

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Andrew Dealy and Alex Munns scored less than two minutes apart early in the second half as Yale edged Cornell 2-1 at Berman Field. Freshman Dwayne Whylly earned the victory in goal in his first career start. With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 2-1 in Ivy League play and 3-7 overall.

After a scoreless first half, the Bulldogs' offense got things rolling in the 58th minute when Andrew Dealy beat a pair of defenders and fired a shot from the top of the box to the upper right corner of the net for the game's first goal. Just 1:50 later, Yale scored again. James Stewart sent a ball from the right side into the box, where Alex Munns redirected it to the back of the net.

Cornell's Steve Reuter scored in the 70th minute on a blast from 25 yards out into the top right corner.

"There were three excellent goals scored in this game, and fortunately we got two of them," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "Andrew scored a magnificant goal to give us the the lead. We had a good second half, and we're pleased to have another Ivy win. We hope to build on this next week."

Cornell nearly jumped out to an early lead on its first corner kick of the evening, as Peter Lynch drilled a header off the crossbar. While that was the Big Red's best chance of the opening half, Yale worked the ball into the Cornell box on a pair of occasions before halftime, but the Big Red defense blocked one solid shot, and goalkeeper David Mahoney saved the other.

Yale outshot Cornell by a 10-6 margin and each team had a pair of corner kicks. Mahoney ended the contest with four saves, while Whylly was not forced to make a save.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday night when they play Sacred Heart at 7 p.m. at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium. Yale then hosts Penn next Saturday, also at 7 p.m.

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