Oct. 25, 2003
Jay Alberts scored 17 minutes into the second half to edge the University of Pennsylvania 1-0 and bring the Bulldogs' Ivy League record to 3-1.
Andrew Dealy provided his eighth assist of the season on Alberts' score.
The Elis improved to 8-5-0 overall, while the Quakers fell to 4-6-2 and 1-3 in Ivy League play. With the victory, Yale has already surpassed its Ivy League record from last year.
"It was a scrappy Ivy League game played on a difficult surface, and either team could have won," said Head Coach Brian Tompkins. "Jay's finish was a fitting play to win a tight game. It was a great feed and he finished on a terrific ball. It was a great goal to win a game like this."
Alberts' goal came after a scoreless first half in which midfield play dominated the game. Both Yale goalie Matt Aleksinas and Penn netminder Matthew Haefner ended up the game with 2 saves.
The Elis survived a scare when a corner kick attempt by Penn with four minutes remaining hit the crossbar.
Yale returns home on Wednesday to play Central Connecticut State at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium at 5:00 p.m.