Thalman Makes 10 Saves To Post Shutout
HAMDEN, Conn. – Yale head coach Brian Tompkins has been pleased with his team's play for most of the young season. Friday afternoon at Quinnipiac, the Bulldogs were rewarded for their efforts. Scott Armbrust scored midway through the first half, and goalkeeper Bobby Thalman made 10 saves to post his eighth career shutout as Yale escaped with a 1-0 victory.
"It was a classic city rivalry game. Both teams rolled up their sleeves and really battled," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "To go on the road and get a win showed a lot of character."
Armbrust's goal came when he fired a shot from just outside the box that scraped the cross bar and caromed down into the net. Freshman Avery Schwartz tallied his first career assist on the play.
The Bobcats (2-3) had a couple of opportunities to tie, but Thalman was again outstanding in goal. His best save came when he denied Ola Ogunjobi on a breakaway midway through the second half. Thalman then got some help from his defense. The rebound deflected out to William Daniels, who got off a shot that a Yale defender cleared away just before it crossed to the goal line.
The Bobcats outshot Yale 22-13 and had a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.
"I'm really pleased with how we persevered," Tompkins said.
Thalman made five saves in each half for the Bulldogs (1-3-1).
Yale returns to the friendly confines of Reese Stadium to host Sacred Heart on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity