Oct. 2, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Andrew Dealy headed in Ryan Raybould's free kick in the ninth minute as Yale blanked Harvard 1-0 in its Ivy League opener at Ohiri Field. It was Dealy's team-leading third goal of the season. Geoff Hollington made one save in goal to post his first shutout of the season.
"It's always pleasing to win an Ivy League game on the road, especially in such a tough venue," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "It was good to get an early lead, and we did a great job defending the lead, especially in the second half when Harvard threw a lot at us. We showed a lot of resiliency."
Harvard goalkeeper Ryan Johnson kept the Crimson (4-5, 0-1 Ivy) in the game as the Bulldogs (2-6, 1-0 Ivy) had consistent pressure. He turned away Dealy and then Alex Munns from point blank range in the first 15 minutes.
The Crimson, playing without leading scorer Anthony Tornaritis, had their offensive opportunities in the second half but couldn't cash in. Sophomore Matt Hoff got behind the Yale defense and was one-on-one with the Bulldog keeper but his shot sailed wide right at 49:37. Hollington's save came when he stopped Michael Fucito at 55:27.
The Bulldogs are off until they play at Dartmouth on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2:30 p.m.