Carton Scores First Career Goal For Bulldogs
A quick glance at the final score, and it seems Brown may have had its way with Yale Saturday at Stevenson-Pincince Field. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Bears needed two goals in the final 1:48 of the second half to escape with a 3-1 victory over the Bulldogs.
Louis Zingas snapped a 1-1 tie at 88:12, and with the Bulldogs pressuring for the equalizer, Will Cross added an insurance goal at 89:48.
Andrew Carton scored his first career goal for Yale.
After a scoreless first half, Cross opened the scoring at 56:56.
Carton tied it at 73:29 when he banged home the rebound of a Henry Flugstad-Clarke shot off a corner kick.
It stayed tied until the final two minutes. Quinn English played a ball from the middle of the box to Zingas, who fired it home.
With just 12 seconds left, Cross stole the ball from the Yale goalkeeper and kicked it in to tally his second goal of the game.
Brown, who remains alive in the race for the Ivy title, finished with a 16-10 edge in shots.
Erik Hanson made two saves in goal to earn the victory for the Bears. Kees Schipper stopped five shots in front of the Yale goal.
"I give credit to Brown as I thought they were very sharp tonight and fed off the energy of senior night as well as having a shot to still win the league," said Kylie Stannard, the 5K Corral Head Coach of the Bulldogs. "We weren't playing particularly well but I was still very happy to get into halftime 0-0.
"After Brown scored, we responded really well and started to get on the ball more and be more dangerous. We talked about creating more restart opportunities at halftime because we have been very good on those. We earned the corner and Henry and Carton willed themselves to make a play and get us back in the game.
"After the goal, I thought we took the momentum and could have won the game. Unfortunately, one moment of poor mentality can cost you the game at this level and credit to their player for making a great run for the game winner."
The Bulldogs close out the season next Saturday against Princeton. Kickoff on Senior Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 4 p.m.
"It will be nice to have a little extra rest this week but we will be absolutely determined to lock in and prepare for an always excellent Princeton team for our Senior Day," Stannard said.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (email@example.com), Yale Sports Publicity