Road Stretch Continues At Dartmouth

Bobby Thalman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Bobby Thalman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs, Big Green Meet Saturday

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Expect a close game when Yale and Dartmouth play Saturday in men's soccer. Each of the last 13 meetings between the teams has been decided by one goal or ended in a tie. Kickoff at Dartmouth's Burnham Field is slated for 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs (1-8-1, 0-1 Ivy) know all about nail biters. In their last five games, four were one-goal decisions and the other ended in a tie. Yale opened Ivy League play last Saturday with a 1-0 loss to Harvard. The Crimson scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half. Goals have been hard to come by for the Bulldogs, who have just five in their 10 games. Andy Hackbarth and Andy Shorten share the team lead with two apiece. Hackbarth was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday after scoring in last week's 2-1 loss to No. 18 St. John's.

Dartmouth (4-3-1, 0-1 Ivy) dropped a 3-0 decision to Princeton in its Ivy opener last weekend. The Big Green has had eight different players score so far this season. Andrew Olsen, Bryan Giudicelli and Teo Larsson-Sax lead the way with two each. Sean Donovan has played every minute of every game in goal and has a 1.30 goals against average.

Last year in New Haven, Lucky Mkosona scored a pair of goals, including the game winner in the final minute of the first overtime, to lift the Big Green to a 2-1 victory. Scott Armbrust had the Yale goal.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity