After Weekend Off Bulldogs Back In Action At Sacred Heart

Charlie Neil. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Charlie Neil. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yale Takes On Pioneers Tuesday At 4 p.m.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - After a rare weekend off, the Yale men's soccer team returns to action on Tuesday with a visit to nearby Sacred Heart. It is the final tune up for the Bulldogs before Saturday's Ivy League opener against Harvard. Kickoff at Sacred Heart's Campus Field is slated for 4 p.m. Live stats and video will be available from In addition, fans can follow the game on Yale soccer's twitter page,

Yale (2-2-2) hasn't played since a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to Rhode Island last Tuesday. Freshman Scott Armbrust was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday. Armbrust scored his team-leading fourth goal against the Rams. Junior Brad Rose has been making a significant offensive contribution as well. He assisted on Armbrust's goal against URI and has five points (1 goal, 2 assists) in the last two games.

The Bulldogs' offense will get a good test against the Pioneers, who have allowed only five goals in their five games. Goalkeeper Alex Fait has a 0.96 goals against average and an .857 save percentage. Sacred Heart (2-3) is coming off a 1-0 loss to Iona on Saturday.

Last year in New Haven, Yale and Sacred Heart combined for 35 shots but played a scoreless tie. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with the Pioneers 3-1-1.

NOTE: Yale head coach Brian Tompkins and selected players will be guests on WYBC's (1340 AM) Yale Sports Monday program on Monday night (Sept. 28) at approximately 8:25 p.m. The program can be heard at

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity