September 16, 2008

Stony Brook Visits Reese Stadium Wednesday

Sept. 16, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale men's soccer team plays the first of two games in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium this week when Stony Brook visits on Wednesday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and live stats for the game will be available on GameTracker.

Stony Brook is an unforgettable opponent for Yale goalkeeper Travis Chulick. Chulick, who has played every minute of every game so far this season, made his first career start against the Seawolves last year. He finished with eight saves as the two teams played a scoreless tie on Long Island.

Yale had a great chance to win in the second overtime, but Brad Rose's shot banged off the crossbar and rolled harmlessly out of bounds. The Bulldogs (1-2) have been snakebit for goals in their last two games this season, dropping a 2-0 decision to defending Patriot League champion Colgate and falling 3-0 to Fairleigh Dickinson, both at the Dartmouth Classic over the weekend.

The Seawolves (2-3-1) have played a difficult early-season schedule. Two of their three losses have come to nationally ranked opponents - 1-0 to then No. 3 UConn and 1-0 to then No. 20 Georgetown. Stony Brook is coming off a 1-0 victory over Columbia on Sunday. James Palumbo scored the only goal of the game in the 52nd minute.

Yale and Stony Brook played a memorable NCAA College Cup game in 2005. The Seawolves scored the game-winning goal just 3 minutes, 42 seconds into overtime to escape with a 2-1 victory.

Following the Stony Brook game, the Bulldogs host Sacred Heart on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity