October 15, 2007

In-State Battle Tuesday At Reese Stadium

Oct. 15, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Ninety minutes may not be enough to decide Tuesday's night game between Yale and Central Connecticut. Both teams have made a habit of playing extra periods recently. The Bulldogs have ties in three of their last four games, while CCSU has had each of its last three games decided in double overtime. The kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs (2-4-3, 0-0-2 Ivy) are unbeaten in their last five games. Yale had two players, Alex Guzinski and Eric Meyer, named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday. Guzinski scored the game-winning goal on a free kick against Army, and Meyer had the tying goal on Saturday against Cornell.

Meyer is one of several freshmen making a contribution for the Bulldogs. Brad Rose, Andy Shorten, Aden Farina-Henry, Sebastian Serra and Dale Peterson have also all seen regular playing time.

"They've been getting great on-the-job training," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins.

The Blue Devils (3-7) are coming off a 1-0 double overtime loss to Quinnipiac on Sunday. The Bobcats scored the winning goal in the 104th minute. Johan Rundquist and Christopher Brown share the team lead with two goals apiece. Yan Klukowski has a team-high two assists. Paul Armstrong has seen a majority of the action in goal. He has a 0.84 goals against average and an .849 save percentage.

Yale and Central are playing for only the sixth time, and the Bulldogs hold a 3-2 edge in the series, including a 1-0 victory in 2005. The Blue Devils won the last game in Reese Stadium, 3-2 in 2003.

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    Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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