Sept. 29, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale men's soccer team has one more test before the start of Ivy League play. The Bulldogs travel to West Point, N.Y., to meet Army on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Fans can follow Live Stats from the game at goarmysports.com.
Yale head coach Brian Tompkins will be looking for the 200th coaching victory of his career. Tompkins won 90 games in his seven seasons at the helm of UW-Milwaukee program and is 109-84-20 as the head coach of the Bulldogs.
Yale (3-3-1) had its three-game unbeaten streak snapped on Saturday in a 1-0 loss to Fairfield. The Bulldogs had a big edge in possession time but struggled to connect inside the box.
Senior Liam Leonard was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday. Leonard, who leads the team in points with six, scored both goals in a 2-0 victory over Quinnipiac last Tuesday.
Army (1-6) picked up its first win of the season Sept. 19, topping Birmingham Southern 3-1. The Black Knights were supposed to open Patriot League play against American on Saturday, but the game was postponed because of rain. Army has scored 10 goals in seven games but has allowed 16.
Yale is making its first trip to West Point since 1977. The two teams played last year in New Haven, a 1-0 Bulldog victory. Alex Guzinski scored the only goal of the game in the 32nd minute.
Yale opens Ivy League play on Saturday at Harvard at 2 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity