Bulldogs Topple Defending Ivy Champs Brown 2-0

Nov. 8, 2008

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Yale made the most of its scoring opportunities Saturday against Brown. Aden Farina-Henry scored late in the first half, and Sam Post added a goal in the first two minutes of the second half as the Bulldogs knocked off defending Ivy League champion Brown 2-0 on a rainy night at Stevenson Field.

"I thought our guys played with a lot of heart and conviction," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "We scored two very good goals and showed we can go on the road in an Ivy game and get a good result against a very good team."

Yale (7-7-2, 3-3-0 Ivy) got on the board in the 39th minute. Jon Carlos quickly grabbed a ball that had gone out and threw it in to Farina-Henry, who made a nifty move and left-footed a shot from 20 yards out that beat Brown goalkeeper Jarrett Leach. It was the third goal in the last two games for Farina-Henry.

The Bulldogs increased the advantage to 2-0 just 1:08 into the second half when Post's free kick from just outside the box got past Leach and inside the near post.

"We work on [free kicks] all the time in practice," Tompkins said, "and that one was picture perfect."

It looked like the Bears would cut into the deficit less than three minutes later when Yale was whistled for a push in the box off a corner kick. Rhett Bernstein took the penalty kick, but his shot went high over the crossbar.

Bernstein had another good chance in the final five minutes, but his header of a cross went just wide.

Yale goalkeeper Travis Chulick made four saves to post his seventh shutout of the season.

"We got contributions from a lot of different players, and that was very pleasing to me," Tompkins said.

Brown (9-6-1, 3-3-0 Ivy) had a 16-7 edge in shots and a 9-4 advantage in corner kicks. Leach stopped two shots for Brown.

The Bulldogs, who are 3-1-1 in their last five games, close out the season by hosting Princeton next Saturday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 4 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

Video by David Dikranian