Rutgers and Yale Settle for Tie on Labor Day
OFFICIAL RUTGERS PRESS RELEASE:
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – MD Myers found the back of the net twice as the Rutgers men’s soccer team (1-1-2) tied Yale (0-0-2), 2-2, on Monday night at Yurcak Field. Myers recorded both goals in the affair, first converting off a penalty kick before scoring a header late in the second half.
Myers cashed in on his second penalty kick of the season in the seventh minute of action, giving Rutgers the early 1-0 lead.
Yale answered in 27th minute, cashing in on a penalty kick of its own to knot the score, 1-1. Both teams continued to create opportunities in transition but ended the half knotted, 1-all.
Coming out of halftime, Rutgers stayed aggressive on offense, taking three shots in the opening 15 minutes of play. It was the Bulldogs, however, that capitalized off a free kick just outside of the Scarlet Knights’ box to come back and take the 2-1 edge.
RU continued to fight and go to goal though, following up with five more attempts on frame before Yale took just its second shot of the half in the 73rd minute.
Moments before the end of regulation, Jackson Temple crossed a ball from the right side of the field into the box and connected with Myers for the equalizer in the 87th minute of play.