Oct. 16, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale head coach Brian Tompkins has been relatively pleased with his team's play in its last two games. Unfortunately, both have resulted in one-goal losses, including Tuesday's heartbreaker when Boston College scored the winning goal right as time expired. The Bulldogs hope their luck changes when they head to Ithaca, N.Y., on Saturday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Fans can follow Live Stats of the game from cornellbigred.com.
Close games have been the story of Yale's season. Each of the last five games has been decided by one goal, including their first two Ivy games. The Bulldogs (4-6-1, 0-2 Ivy) scored a nice goal against Boston College when Alex Guzinski headed in an Eric Meyer corner kick. Still, scoring has been a bit of a concern. Yale hasn't produced more than one goal in a game since beating Quinnipiac 2-0 on Sept. 23.
Cornell (1-9, 0-2 Ivy) is coming off a 3-1 loss to Penn State on Wednesday. Sophomore Scott Caldwell scored the lone tally for the Big Red, breaking up the shutout with 1.5 seconds remaining. Goalkeeper Steve Lesser, in his first action of the season, made six saves. Joe Yonga added an assist in the loss and continues to lead the Cornell offense with five points (2 goals, 1 assist), while sophomore Scott Brody has played the majority of time in goal and has a 2.18 goals against average.
Last year in New Haven, Meyer scored his first career goal with less than 15 minutes remaining in the second half as the Bulldogs earned a 1-1 tie.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity