Sept. 27, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Jack Burridge scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute as Fairfield edged Yale on a rainy afternoon at Reese Stadium. Tom Clements sent a long ball into the box that Burridge redirected with his head into the right corner of the net.
The Bulldogs (3-3-1) had a couple of good chances to tie in the second half. In the 60th minute, Justin Song slipped a ball into the box to Jon Carlos, but his hard shot from nearly 10 yards out went just high. A few minutes later, Kevin Pope took a centering pass from Sam Post, but his shot narrowly missed the far post.
Yale had a big edge in possession but couldn't capitalize. Both teams took 11 shots, and the Bulldogs had a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Justin Burse made four saves to post the shutout in goal for the Stags (3-3). Travis Chulick stopped six shots for Yale.
"We had a lot of the ball, but we weren't sharp in the attacking area," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "We squandered a lot of good opportunities."
Yale's defense continued to play well. The Bulldogs have allowed just two goals in their last four games.
Yale plays Army on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity