Men's soccer drops tight match to Yale
The Marist men's soccer team suffered a setback after its success at the Radford Invitational, dropping a tough 2-1 decision to Yale. Despite sophomore Dylan Lee netting his first goal of the 2012 season, the Red Foxes dropped the 1-0 lead they had built in the first half, giving up two Bulldog tallies in the second half of play.
Despite the strong start, the problem for Marist was keeping up their consistency for the duration of the match. The Red Foxes sustained their momentum for the entirety of the first half, matching the Bulldogs in shots, and leading in shots on target by a 2-1 margin. The team simply did not bring the same level of intensity in the second half, however, and Yale was able to win the match.
"I think the problem is between our ears to be honest," Marist head coach Matt Viggiano said. "For some reason we seem to lose our focus, and have a problem concentrating for a full ninety minutes. We have yet to put it together for a full ninety this year and I can't really explain it, other than they have to understand that there needs to be a level of commitment and they can't let up at any point at this level. It's definitely mental at this point."
The Red Foxes offense started off with a bang with Lee's goal in just the second minute of the match. Junior Wes Finch dished the ball to Lee on the left hand side of the field, to Lee who ripped his shot off of a Bulldog defender, past Yale goalkeeper Bobby Thalman to put Marist ahead.
Junior goalkeeper Anthony Sokalski made his only save of the first half in the tenth minute, and Marist recorded its second shot on target of the first 45 minutes, when senior Stephan Brossard tested the Yale keeper in the 26th minute. Brossard also fired a shot high just over the bar in the 27th minute and neither team threatened for the remainder of the half.
The Red Foxes' play was noticeably weaker in half number two, and the Bulldogs were able to take advantage, knotting the score at one with a rebound off the crossbar. Milan Tica launched a long free kick off of the woodwork, before Conner Lachenbruch buried home the rebound.
The Bulldogs pulled ahead in the 71st minute, as Kevin Michalek buried home a corner kick, again beating Sokalski. Brossard was once again denied after putting a shot on target, and Marist's last ditch effort to tie the game was denied as junior Greg Davis saw his shot blocked in the 88th minute, and the Red Foxes did not threaten again.
"I think if you watch that game, we were far more dangerous individually, other than a player or two, but we just didn't put it together. We didn't match their intensity when they came out for the second half and we let them dictate."
Marist is next in action this coming weekend, when they travel to Garden City N.Y. for a non-conference tilt with Adelphi. The Red Foxes then begin MAAC Conference play the following weekend, when Manhattan and St. Peters come to town.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More maristcircle News Articles
Recent maristcircle News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR MARISTCIRCLE
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST MARISTCIRCLE NEWS
- The race is on: Which GOP nominee will come out on top?
- Indiana law incites backlash from businesses and LGBT supporters
- Textual Healing: Fifty Shades of BDSM
- The Om-mazing Benefits of Meditation
- Amy Shchumer shines as host of the 2015 MTV Movie Awards
- Murray to retire with Marist at a historical high point
- Bleachers coming to Marist for Spring Concert
RECENT MARISTCIRCLE CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Insuring the Health of America's Emerging...
- New FDA-Cleared Device Significantly Advances IV Therapy...
- Take a Bite Out of Gum Disease By Seeing a Periodontist
- Natural Health Care From Down Under Poised to Make U.S....
- Wellness Travel Is on the Rise
- 3 Steps to Build a Better Nest Egg
- Para los latinos, el Día de las Madres es una...
- Top 4 Signs You Need to Call a Pest Professional
- Another Reason to Choose Chiropractic Care First for Pain...
- Create a Precious Moment for Mom This Mother's Day
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- GREAT GRADUATION GIFT: WHAT THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU IN SCHOOL!
- National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Calls on College Campuses to Be Prepared for Meningococcal Disease
- Safety App BlueLight Launches at 10 New Campuses for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- TD Ameritrade Seeks Applicants for NextGen Financial Planning Scholarships, Grants
- Make it Count: Get the Most out of the End of the Semester!