Oct. 23, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - After playing three straight hard-fought Ivy League games, the Bulldogs are preparing for their final non-league game of the season. Albany of America East visits Reese Stadium on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Yale is coming off a 1-0 home loss to first-place Penn on Saturday. The Quakers scored in the fourth minute and then held on for the victory. The Bulldogs outshot Penn 16-8, including 7-2 in the second half, but were unable to capitalize on their opportunities.
"The game against Penn proved that we can create good scoring opportunities against quality opponents," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "Against Albany, we will be looking to build on Saturday's performance and take advantage of our chances when they present themselves. The Penn game was one of our better showings of the season, so we are eager to continue the momentum on Tuesday night."
James Stewart was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll today. Stewart leads the Bulldogs in points (12) and assists (4).
Albany is 7-8-2 overall and 5-3 in America East play. The Great Danes will be the fourth seed in the America East Tournament, which starts Saturday. Yan Gbolo leads Albany in goals with four and points with 10. Brad Ray has a team-best four assists. Steward Ceus has started all 17 games in goal and has a 1.38 goals against average.
Following Tuesday's game, the Bulldogs close out the season with a pair of Ivy League games. Yale hosts Columbia in the home finale on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and then is at Brown on Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. The Yale-Brown game will be televised live by the Fox Soccer Channel.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity