NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Miguel Yuste and Yale’s hot start to the season continued. Yuste scored a pair of goals as the Bulldogs blanked Stony Brook 2-0 on another gorgeous night at Reese Stadium.
Yuste now has four goals and Yale (4-0-2) is unbeaten after six games for the first time since 2005.
The Bulldogs have won four straight games overall and posted two straight shutouts.
“Really proud of our guys for another complete performance,” said Kylie Stannard, The 5K Corral Head Coach of the Bulldogs. “This is the second time we’ve played three games in six days to have the energy and commitment we did tonight was phenomenal.”
Yuste opened the scoring midway through the first half when he took a feed from Paolo Carroll and fired a shot past Stony Brook goalkeeper Edmond Kaiser from the top corner of the box. Ryan Matteo also earned an assist on the goal.
Yale had the far better of the play for most of the rest of the way, but Kaiser was strong, making six saves.
There were a few anxious moments for the Bulldogs over the final 10 minutes before Yuste sealed the win with another blast into the corner of the net from the top of the box at 88:41. Logan Sullivan started the play, dribbling to the corner to try and kill time before finding Carroll, who crossed to Yuste.
Elian Haddock wasn’t overly busy in the Yale goal but made three second-half saves to post his third shutout of the season.
The Bulldogs outshot Stony Brook 18-6 and had a 7-1 edge in corner kicks.
“Our team defending was strong again, and we didn’t allow too many chances and got another clean sheet which is something we take pride in,” Stannard said.
The Seawolves (2-4-1) are the defending America East regular season champions.
Yale, which received 13 votes in last week’s United Soccer Coaches national poll, could find itself in the top 25 when the new poll is released on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs are now off until Sept. 30 when they play at Central Connecticut.
“We have a much-needed and deserved time to rest and recharge,” Stannard said.