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No. 15 Penn Visits In First Ivy Home Game

Jenner Fox. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jenner Fox. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Looking To Build On Last Saturday's Cornell Victory

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Ivy League season is nearly half over and the Yale men's soccer team still hasn't played a home league game. That will change on Saturday when No. 15 Penn comes to Reese Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. following the Yale-Penn women's soccer game.

The Bulldogs (2-9-1, 1-2 Ivy) are coming off a 1-0 victory over Cornell last Saturday. Andy Shorten scored the only goal late in the first half. Shorten, who was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday, leads the team with three goals.

Saturday starts a stretch of three straight home games for Yale, which has only one road trip left.

The Quakers (10-2, 3-0 Ivy) have won five straight games and haven't allowed a goal in the month of October. Penn's only losses are to Villanova and Adelphi. Defender Thomas Brandt was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday. In addition to helping the team post its fourth straight shutout, Brandt scored the only goal in the win at Dartmouth.

Penn edged the Bulldogs 1-0 on a rainy night in Philadelphia last year. Travis Cantrell scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity