Late Double-Overtime Goal Haunts Men's Soccer At Yale, 1-0
NEW HAVEN, CONN. - A goal in the 107th minute of play by Yale’s Cameron Kirdzik pushed the Bulldogs over the Dartmouth men’s soccer team, 1-0 (2OT), on Saturday evening at Reese Stadium.
The loss is the second consecutive defeat for the Big Green in the Ivy League and third overall game without a win. Yale is now 3-7 overall and 2-0 in the Ivy.
The Bulldogs controlled most of the play during the contest, holding a 23-7 edge in shots and a 5-1 advantage in extra time.
After James Hickok punched away a free kick, Henry Albrecht regained the ball and fed Kirdzik who had his shot deflected in for the game-winner with 3:06 remaining in the contest.
Neither side gathered much momentum throughout regulation, but Yale forced freshman keeper Hickok to make seven stops. Blake Brown made two saves in the second half for Yale.
Dartmouth began the second half with the ball in the Yale zone taking three shots with two on goal. After Andoni Georgiou had his shot blocked, Gabe Stauber put a shot on goal that was stopped. Moments later, Colin Heffron had his blast steered aside by Brown to keep the game even.
Yale had a chance to take the lead with six minutes remaining in the contest, but Hickok stoned Avery Schwartz to force overtime.
In the first extra frame, the Big Green nearly connected on a goal off the head of Patrick Murray in the 95th minute. Yale’s Conner Lachenbruch also missed on an attempt earlier in the frame.
In the second overtime, Yale was rewarded for its efforts with a pair of corner kicks taken in-between a shot by Kirdzik.
Dartmouth will remain on the road for two more games before returning home and will meet Penn next Saturday at 7:30 p.m.