Oct. 18, 2008
ITHACA, N.Y.. - The Yale men's soccer team has been due for an offensive explosion. It happened Saturday night at Berman Field. Frank Piasta, Charlie Neil and Chris Dennen all scored as the Bulldogs cruised to a 3-0 victory over Cornell. Yale had scored only two goals in its previous five games entering the night.
"It was a wide-open, fast-paced game," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "We did a good job of finishing our chances, and it was good to see three different players score goals."
Piasta started the scoring just 10 minutes, 11 seconds into the game when he tallied his first career goal off a corner kick. Eric Meyer was credited with the assist.
The Bulldogs (5-6-1, 1-2 Ivy) increased the advantage early in the second half. Andy Hackbarth sent a long ball toward the box. Cornell goalkeeper Scott Brody came out to try and grab it but missed. Neil was there and deposited it into the empty net.
Dennen, a freshman, scored his first career goal with just four seconds remaining to cap the scoring.
Goalkeeper Travis Chulick made six saves to post his fifth shutout of the season.
"It's never easy to win an Ivy League road game, so I'm very pleased," Tompkins said. "Our guys worked hard for the win."
The Bulldogs play their final non-league game of the season on Wednesday night when they travel to Storrs to meet UConn. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity