HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac men's soccer team tied Yale University, 0-0, in a physical battle on Tuesday afternoon. Quinnipiac now stands at 0-4-1 on the year while Yale holds a 1-5-1 record.
For Quinnipiac, this marked the first shutout of the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Josh Lavallee (Upland, Calif.) made his second consecutive start for the Bobcats. Lavallee made three saves in the game, while his counterpart Bobby Thalman made five saves on the afternoon for the Bulldogs.
The Bobcats controlled the ball for most of the first half, but were unable to capitalize on several opportunities. In the 26thminute of play, senior forward Nick Pelicaen (Schoten, Belgium) received the ball on a volley and blasted a shot that went over the crossbar.
Quinnipiac nearly scored later in the half when a shot from sophomore defender William Cavallo (Londonderry, N.H.) sailed over Thalman's head and struck the crossbar.
Sophomore forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.) continued the pressure up front in the second half, as a shot in the 65thminute was denied on a diving save from Thalman.
Freshman defender Brandon Strain-Goode (Toronto, Ontario) provided the only excitement in either overtime period, as his shot from just inside the goalkeeper's box faded wide into the goal's outside netting. In the contest, Quinnipiac outshot Yale, 17-9.
Quinnipiac returns to action in a road contest on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. against Stony Brook at Kenneth P. Lavallee Stadium.