September 16, 2011

Bulldogs Earn 1-1 Tie With FDU

Farina-Henry Scores For Yale

TEANECK, N.J.  – Yale head coach Brian Tompkins has been pleased with how his team has responded to adversity early in the season. That was certainly the case again Friday against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Knights scored early in the second half to grab a 1-0 lead, but the Bulldogs answered less than 10 minutes later and had the better of the play for much of the rest of the game before settling for a 1-1 tie on a chilly late summer night.

"This is a difficult place to play, and once again our guys really rose to the occasion," Tompkins said. "We were able to fight our way back into the game."

After a scoreless first half, FDU's Antony Moore scored at 47:26 to give the Knights the lead.

It didn't stay that way for long. Aden Farina-Henry tied it at 56:53. Marcus DiLallo sent a long throw into the box. After a scrum in front, Farina-Henry knocked it in for his first goal of the season.

Yale (2-2-1) outshot FDU 5-2 in the two 10-minute overtime periods but couldn't net the game-winner.

"We had several good chances and were a little unfortunate not to get the win," Tompkins said. "I thought we were the better team in the second half and overtime."

The Bulldogs finished with a 19-5 edge in shots and a 7-6 advantage in corner kicks in the game.

Bobby Thalman made three saves in goal for Yale. FDU goalkeeper Jacob Lissek stopped nine shots.

"I think we're evolving as a team, and a result like tonight shows that," Tompkins said.

Yale returns to Reese Stadium on Sunday to host Marist. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity