Bulldogs Play At Fairfield Tuesday

Scott Armbrust. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Scott Armbrust. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yale Hoping To Rebound After Season Opening Loss To UConn

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's soccer team's season-opening journey through the state of Connecticut continues on Tuesday night at Fairfield. The Bulldogs, who opened the year with a hard-fought 3-1 loss at UConn on Saturday, head to the Southwest corner of the state to meet the Stags. Kickoff at Lessing Field is slated for 7 p.m.

The game with UConn helped provide valuable experience for a young team that had eight freshmen or sophomores in the starting lineup. The leader of the group, senior captain Andy Shorten, had the Yale goal, and he was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll for his efforts. Head coach Brian Tompkins thought his team got better as the game went along and hopes that momentum carries over against Fairfield.

The Stags (0-1-1) are coming off a 2-2 tie with Bradley on Friday. Fairfield opened its season with a 2-0 loss to Albany on Sept. 1. Adam Cowen and David Piedrahita both scored in the game with Bradley. The Stags are playing seven straight home games to start the year.

Yale has dropped 1-0 decisions to Fairfield in each of the last two years but leads the all-time series 13-6-2.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity