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Vermont Tops Yale 3-0

John Leisman (Steve Musco photo)
John Leisman (Steve Musco photo)

Catamounts Score Once In First Half, Twice In Second Half

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Vermont has been one of the top programs in New England in recent years. Yale fans got a first-hand look at just how good the Catamounts are Tuesday night at Reese Stadium. Geo Alves scored midway through the first half, and Adrian Gahabka and Joe Morrison added second-half goals in UVM's 3-0 win over Yale.

Goalkeeper Tom Wallenstein made seven saves for the Bulldogs.

The game was even for 19 minutes until Geo Alves put home a nice cross from Joe Morrison at 19:17 to give the Catamounts a 1-0 lead.

It stayed that way until early in the second half when Adrian Gahabka scored at 47:31. Wallenstein had made a terrific diving save to stop a Arnar Steinn Hansson shot, but Gahabka was there to put home the rebound.

Morrison capped the scoring at 59:18.

The Catamounts, who were nationally ranked earlier in the season, have won three of their last four games.

UVM also is the defending America East regular season champions.

"Credit to Vermont for being very energized and sharp today but that was not the same Yale team that has been playing very well all season," said Kylie Stannard, the 5K Corral Head Coach of the Bulldogs. "This was a really uncharacteristic performance, and quite honestly, we are just going to put this behind us and focus on our recovery and preparation for Cornell.  There are certainly lessons to learn from this, but it's such an outlier performance and it's obvious that we were physically and mentally drained tonight and just need to recharge and move on.  I'm confident we will respond well."

Yale was coming off a strong performance at Dartmouth on Saturday, which was a hard-fought 1-1 draw against the defending Ivy champions.

The Bulldogs are at Cornell on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity