M. SOCCER | Elis finish winning season

The Bulldogs pulled off their first winning season in six years Saturday. Although Yale’s game against Princeton this weekend was not for the Ivy championship, the team managed to put the breaks on a losing streak. The Bulldogs beat Princeton 2-1 on the road Saturday and finished the season over 0.500 in wins for the […]

M. SOCCER | Bulldogs look to finish strong

The men’s soccer team will travel to Princeton tomorrow for its last game of the season. Princeton (5–9–2, 1–4–1 Ivy) struggled out of the gate this year, winning only two of its first 10 games. But as the Ivy League games have gotten underway, the Tigers have shown some of their competitiveness, tying Cornell and […]

M. SOCCER | Elis fall in scrappy OT effort

There is no playoff in the Ivy League, but on Saturday night Yale and Brown played the equivalent of a championship final. For both teams it was the culmination of the season: Brown entered the game on a six-game unbeaten streak while Yale was returning home, where it had scored three times as many goals […]

M. SOCCER | Game 6: The return of the Elis

After last Saturday’s loss at Columbia, Yale dropped to fourth in the Ivy League, putting it out of contention for the Ivy League Championship. Or so it seemed. While Yale lost to the Lions in New York, Ivy League leader Cornell tied with underdog Princeton in New Jersey. Right now the Big Red is only […]

M. SOCCER | Bulldogs drop to fourth place

The men’s soccer team lost its second Ivy League match at Columbia after a historic October snowfall delayed Saturday’s game until Sunday afternoon. The field was cleared of all the snow, and head coach Brian Tompkins said the sunny conditions were perfect for soccer. Tompkins added it was unfortunate that the Bulldogs took an entire […]

M. SOCCER | On the road again

The men’s soccer team is preparing for a “do-or-die” game this Saturday at Columbia. That’s because Yale (7–5–2, 3–1 Ivy) is tied for second place with Dartmouth, just one point behind undefeated Cornell. The team has a legitimate shot at the Ivy championship. But to get there it will almost undoubtedly have to win its […]

M. SOCCER | Bulldogs tied up in double overtime

In its last non-conference game of the season, the men’s soccer team fought for a double overtime draw at Sacred Heart. Wednesday night, the men’s soccer team played its first of a series of three consecutive road games. Looking to rebound after last Saturday’s tough 2-0 home loss to Cornell, the Bulldogs took on the […]

M. SOCCER | Yale sees red against Cornell

The Big Red charged out of the gate Saturday, catching Yale off guard with its physicality and speed. After scoring two goals in the first half, it shut down a furious Yale rally in the second to hold the score 2-0 and clinch the top spot in the Ivy League. The Bulldogs had a difficult […]

M. SOCCER | Yale and Cornell fight for Ivy lead

Last year, both Cornell and Yale were playing to see who would move to the very bottom of the Ivy League. This year, both teams are 2–0 in the Ivy League, and tomorrow’s game will determine which team will control the number one spot in the race for the Ivy Championship. “At the beginning of […]

M. SOCCER | Scoring against Thalman proves tall order

Bobby Thalman ’13 thinks there is something strange about soccer goalies’ willingness to have the weight of the game riding on their shoulders. He should know, as he prepares for his 29th start as the Bulldogs’ goalkeeper this Saturday against Cornell. “You have to enjoy the pressure … it’s something in my personality,” Thalman said. […]

M. SOCCER | Bulldogs take down Dartmouth

The men’s soccer team held Dartmouth’s speedy forward Lucky Mkosana at bay and won its second game in the Ivy League, giving the team its first back-to-back wins of the season. It wasn’t done with flash or speed, but the Bulldogs’ solid defense and discipline ensured they were in control for a majority of the […]

M. SOCCER | Big Green brings big offense

Men’s soccer will face the second-ranked team in the Ivy League when it plays Dartmouth tomorrow. The Big Green (4–3–2) is on a four-game Ivy winning streak, as it ended last season by beating No. 14 Brown before making it all the way to the third round of the NCAA tournament, with wins over No. […]