Visit From Defending Big East Tournament Champion St. John's One Of Eight Home Dates
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A visit to newly renovated Reese Stadium by defending Big East Tournament champion St. John's is one of the highlights of the 2010 Yale men's soccer schedule. The Bulldogs and Red Storm meet on Tuesday, Sept. 28. In all, Yale will play eight of its 17 games in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium.
The 2010 season kicks off with a pair of in-state rivalries. The Bulldogs open at UConn on Sept. 4 and play at Fairfield three days later. Yale then returns to the Brown Classic where it faces Hofstra on Sept. 10 and perennial NCAA power South Carolina on Sept. 12.
Central Connecticut is the opponent for the home opener on Wednesday, Sept. 15, the first of three straight games against in-state opponents. The Bulldogs host Sacred Heart on Sept. 18 before a late afternoon affair against Quinnipiac on Sept. 21 in Hamden, Conn. Home games with Fairleigh Dickinson (Sept. 24) and St. John's close out September.
Yale plays its first three Ivy League games on the road, starting Oct. 2 at Harvard. That is followed by trips to Dartmouth (Oct. 9) and Cornell (Oct. 16). Penn is the first home Ivy opponent on Oct. 23, while the last non-league game comes four days later at home against Lehigh.
Columbia comes to town on Oct. 30 before the Bulldogs visit Brown on Nov. 6. The regular season ends with a visit from Princeton on Nov. 13.
"As always we have opted for a challenging schedule that features competition against the very best that the region and the nation have to offer," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "The opportunity to be tested against former national champions like UConn and St. John's will provide excellent experience and preparation for the Ivy League games, which promise to be as close and competitive as ever."
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity