Quick Start Leads Brown Past Yale
Fox Scores For Bulldogs
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Tariq Akeel scored twice in the first 8 minutes, 12 seconds of the game to lead Brown to a 3-1 victory over Yale on a chilly late afternoon at Reese Stadium.
Both of Akeel's goals came off of free kicks.
Jenner Fox, one of seven Yale seniors playing their final home game, scored for the Bulldogs at 35:38 to cut the deficit to 2-1, but Jack Gorab answered Brown a little over three minutes later to cap the scoring.
Yale (4-10-2, 2-2-2 Ivy) dominated the second half, outshooting the Bears 10-1 but couldn't score.
"Brown got two goals before the game had any established rhythm and we did not mark well on free kicks," Tompkins said. "I really thought we started to play well for the remaining 80 minutes. We competed well and we were dangerous. It was unfortunate that we did not fight our way back into the game. There were some flash points in the game changed the momentum and mood of the game, but we threw everything we had at them in the second half. You cannot ask for more for effort. We just need to get more balls into the goal."
The loss eliminated Yale from the Ivy League title race.
"They are a terrific group of young men," Tompkins said. "They all represent the university with great distinction. To see the end result like this tonight does not do them justice. The seniors all played well. I hoped for them to finish with a win. Their leadership and commitment to the program has been fantastic."
The Bulldogs close out the season next Saturday at Princeton at 3 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity