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Bulldogs Drop 1-0 Heartbreaker To Brown

Marcus DiLallo. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Marcus DiLallo. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bears Score Winning Goal On Penalty Kick In OT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale's dream of an Ivy League title ended in frustrating fashion. Brown's Austin Mandel scored on a penalty kick 1 minute, 1 second into overtime to lift the Bears to a 1-0 victory on a cold night at Reese Stadium.

Brown was awarded the penalty on what looked to be an inadvertent hand ball in the box. Yale goalkeeper Bobby Thalman guessed right on the kick, but Mandel still managed to sneak it just inside the post, out of the reach of Thalman's dive.

"It's always a shame when a game ends on a controversial call," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins.

Brown (10-4-2, 4-1-1 Ivy) moved into a first place tie with Dartmouth in the Ivy League with the victory. The Bears and Big Green meet next Saturday in Providence. The loss eliminated Yale from the race.

Brown fired 17 shots at the goal, although most were not high-quality chances. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, were held without a shot.

"I thought in the second half we played really well," Tompkins said. "We just weren't able to turn our possessions into goal scoring chances."

Thalman finished with five saves for Yale (7-7-2, 3-3 Ivy).

It was the final home game for seniors Chris Dennen, Marcus DiLallo, Aden Farina-Henry, Andy Hackbarth, Charlie Neil, Charlie Paris and Brad Rose. The seven were honored prior to kickoff.

The Bulldogs close out the season next Saturday at Princeton at 3 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity