Yale Seeks To Improve Unbeaten Streak To Three
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The final road game of the season could prove to be the most difficult for the Yale men's soccer team. The Bulldogs travel to Providence to meet No. 11 Brown on Saturday. Kickoff at Stevenson Field is slated for 7 p.m.
Yale (4-7-4, 1-2-2 Ivy) will be playing its third game against a nationally ranked opponent. The Bulldogs fell 2-0 to then No. 2 UConn on Sept. 25 and were beaten 3-0 by then No. 16 Cornell on Oct. 13. Both games, though, were far more competitive than the final score indicates.
Yale is unbeaten in its last two games, edging Penn 2-1 on Oct. 20 and earning a 1-1 tie with Columbia on Saturday. Scott Armbrust scored for the Bulldogs against the Lions and now leads the team in goals (3) and points (7). Yale also got a big effort defensively, including from freshman Tyler Detorie, who played all 110 minutes, made a game-saving clear from the goal line in the two minutes of regulation and was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Brown (12-1-2, 4-0-1 Ivy) has won four straight games and is unbeaten in its last 11. The Bears have impressive victories over Washington and Boston College on their resume. Brown has done it with a balanced attack. Seven players have at least two goals and no player has more than four. Goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss has a 0.45 goals against average and an .863 save percentage.
Yale's last victory over Brown came in 2008. The Bears won last year 1-0 in overtime at Reese Stadium. The Bulldogs, though lead the all-time series 40-33-11.
Yale at Brown – Saturday, 7 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity