Rieger's Early Goal Sinks Hartford

Oct. 27, 2004

Box Score

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Jordan Rieger scored the only goal of the game off a corner kick in the 13th minute as Yale edged Hartford 1-0 to win its fourth straight game. Matt Aleksinas and freshman Erik Geiger, who was making his first career appearance, combined to make four saves in goal. The Bulldogs improved to 6-8 with the victory.

"This was a spirited in-state game," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "Both teams played really hard. We did a good job limiting their scoring chances, and I was pleased that we found a way to get a win on the road."

Yale's goal came when Ryan Raybould crossed the ball to the far post where Jake Miller flicked a header to a waiting Rieger, who drilled a low shot into the left corner.

Hartford's best scoring chance came in the second half when Sean Reynolds blasted a shot from 20 yards out that Geiger defelected over the crossbar.

Yale outshot the Hawks 8-7. Hartford goalkeeper Ryan Carr finished with one save.

The Bulldogs, who are tied for first place in the Ivy League with Dartmouth and Harvard, host Columbia on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium.

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