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UConn Edges Yale

Kyle Kenagy (photo courtesy Steve Slade, UConn Athletics)
Kyle Kenagy (photo courtesy Steve Slade, UConn Athletics)

Huskies Score Once In Each Half

Two of the players UConn counts on the most played key roles in the Huskies' 2-0 victory over Yale on Tuesday night at Morrone Stadium.

Abdou Thiam, one of the top offensive threats in the Northeast, scored once and added an assist, while goalkeeper Scott Levene, who was starting his 68th consecutive game, made two saves to post the shutout.

"Lots of credit to UConn as they are the most athletic team we have played all year and as talented as Stanford," said Kylie Stannard, The 5K Corral Head Coach of the Bulldogs. "Their results are inconsistent, but they were very good tonight. That said, I thought we did pretty well and put a lot of pressure on them in the second half."

Thiam got UConn on the board first at 20:44 when he banged home a penalty kick after the Bulldogs were whistled for a foul in the box.

Thiam then notched the assist when Niko Petridis scored on a breakaway midway through the second half.

That was enough for Levene, who made two saves and was busy in the second half when the Bulldogs fired six shots in his direction.

Andrew Bortey made his first start of the season in goal for Yale and played well, finishing with six saves.

"Considering the very quick turnaround from tough conditions on Sunday at Columbia, and starting eight freshmen and sophomores, I am pleased with the overall effort and performance," Stannard said. "These games are really good learning opportunities that will make us better."

The Bulldogs play their final home game of the season on Saturday, hosting Brown at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity