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Bulldogs Fall At Central Connecticut

Lydia Shaw (Steve Musco photo)
Lydia Shaw (Steve Musco photo)

Blue Devils Score Twice Early In Second Half

A 1 minute, 54 second stretch early in the second half did in Yale in a 2-0 loss at Central Connecticut on Thursday night.  The Blue Devils scored twice in that span to escape with the victory.

Goalkeeper Alyssa Fagel was strong for the Bulldogs, finishing with 10 saves.

After a scoreless first half, Central jumped on the board first with a little bit of good fortune. Carla Jackson curved a corner kick directly into the goal at 55:36.

"That changed the momentum," said Rudy Meredith, The Loring Family and Rudolph L. Meredith Head Coach of the Bulldogs.

Jackson was involved in the second goal as well. She worked a nifty give-and-go with Tiegan Ruddy, who finished at 57:20.

Yale had a couple of opportunities but couldn't quite capitalize. The best came at the 10-minute mark of the first half when Aerial Chavarin's header hit the crossbar.

The Blue Devils (2-1-1) are off to a strong start on the season. They opened with an impressive 1-0 win over UMass and dropped a hard-fought 3-2 decision at UConn.

"They played very well," Meredith said. "This is one of the better Central teams I have seen."

The Bulldogs (1-2) are back in action on Monday when they play at Colgate at 5 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity