October 23, 2004

Bulldogs Blank Penn 1-0

Oct. 23, 2004

Box Score

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Lindsey Williams scored the only goal of the game in the 76th minute as Yale blanked 14th-ranked Penn 1-0 at the Soccer Lacrosse Stadium. Freshman Dwayne Whylly made seven saves in goal to post his first career shutout. The Bulldogs, who have won three in a row, improve to 5-8 overall and 3-1 in the Ivy League, while Penn falls to 6-4-2 and 2-1-1 in Ivy play.

After a scoreless first half, the Bulldogs dominated the second half, outshooting the Quakers 12-3. On the scoring play, Alex Munns' shot was saved by Penn goalkeeper Daniel Cepero, but the rebound came to Williams, who knocked it in at 75:21. Penn's best scoring chance came with 25 minutes left when Whylly made a leaping save on a Derek Hobson blast.

"The first half was a little uneven, and we had a hard time finding our rhythm," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "In the second half, we had a number of chances and eventually got a goal. Dwayne made a couple of important saves, and our forwards set the tone and worked incredibly hard."

Cepero finished with seven saves for the Quakers, who had nine corner kicks in the first half.

Yale held a 17-9 advantage in shots for the game.

The Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday when they play at Hartford at 7 p.m.

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