Bortey Makes Five Saves To Post Shutout
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The last home game of the 2017 season was certainly one of the most entertaining. Yale and Brown combined for 31 shots, and there was quite a bit of end-to-end action, but neither team managed a goal in 120 minutes so the result was a scoreless tie on a chilly early November night at Reese Stadium.
"This was a really good college soccer game tonight and while we wanted to get the win even more for our seniors, I'm really proud of the fight and effort from everyone," said Kylie Stannard, The 5K Corral Head Coach of the Bulldogs. "Brown is always a really tough team and to get our seniors another point in the Ivy League is still really positive."
The Bulldogs had the higher-quality scoring chances. The first came from Josh Totte early on, but Brown goalkeeper Joey Cipicchio snared his shot from in front.
Yale came the closest to scoring with less than 10 minutes to play in the second half. Miguel Yuste found himself free from the top of the box, and fired a shot that just barely sailed over the crossbar.
Bulldog goalkeeper Andrew Bortey made five saves to post his first career shutout. His best stop came with five minutes left in the second half when he deflected a Nico Lozada blast over the crossbar.
Yale outshot Brown 16-15, but the Bears had a 10-8 edge in corner kicks in the very evenly played match.
Yale's three seniors – Archie Kinnane, Theo Miller and Totte – played their final game at Reese and were honored prior to kickoff. The three have been mainstays in the lineup, combining to appear in 175 games. They also have been outstanding representatives of Yale and the men's soccer program off the field.
"I'm incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to work with and coach Theo, Josh and Archie," Stannard said. "I admire them so much for all they have given to the program and for how resilient they are. I'm indebted to them for their trust, loyalty and commitment to improving Yale men's soccer. Our team is really going to miss them on and off the field, but I'm excited to see what the future holds for all of them after their time at Yale. They're amazing young men."
The Bulldogs close out the season next Saturday at Princeton. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity