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Second-Half Goal Lifts Hofstra Past Yale 1-0

Milan Tica. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Milan Tica. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Thalman Finishes With Four Saves For Bulldogs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The first day of the Brown Classic proved to be frustrating for the Yale men's soccer team. The Bulldogs had a couple of opportunities to score first against Hofstra, but instead it was the Pride that got the only goal of the game to escape with a 1-0 victory at Stevenson Field.

After a scoreless first half, it looked like Yale would get on the board midway through the second half, but Milan Tica's shot hit the post. Hofstra (2-2) then gained possession, moved down the field and scored. Chris Griebsch did the honors when he fired a shot from the top of the box into the lower right corner. The goal was unassisted.

Yale (0-3) worked hard to try and tie it. Peter Jacobson had a chance just after Griebsch's goal but his shot went wide. A few minutes later, Tica got off another shot, but Hofstra goalkeeper Greg Cumpstone made the save.

Cumpstone stopped three shots in the game to record his 12th career shutout, moving him alone into third place on Hofstra's career list. Bobby Thalman made four saves for the Bulldogs.

Yale had a 2-1 edge in corner kicks, while the Pride outshot the Bulldogs 19-11.

Yale returns to Providence to meet South Carolina on the second day of the Brown Classic on Sunday. Kickoff is slated for noon.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity