Some days it seems that everything just falls into place. And for the men’s soccer team, today was one of those days.
Coming into the final game of the season on Saturday, the Bulldogs were two points behind co-leaders Brown and Dartmouth. But Yale’s gritty 1-0 win at Princeton, coupled with a 2-2 tie between Brown and Dartmouth, gave the Bulldogs a share of the Ivy League title, their first since 1991.
After a scoreless first half, forward Gage Hills ’07 broke the tie in the 60th minute, banging in a pass from Alex Munns ’07 past Princeton goalkeeper Bobby Guelich. That proved to be the lone goal of the game as Yale keeper Erik Geiger ’08 finished with three saves and earned his fourth shutout of the season.
While Dartmouth receives the NCAA Tournament automatic bid due to a tiebreaker, the Bulldogs have put themselves in a favorable position to earn an at-large bid to the postseason. Yale will learn whether or not their magical season is over on Monday, when the NCAA Tournament pairings will be announced.