October 4, 2012

Ivy Road Stretch Continues Saturday At Dartmouth

Bulldogs Coming Off Tie In League Opener

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – If the opening week of play is any indication, the Ivy League men's soccer race figures to be quite competitive this season. Three of the four games were decided by one goal, including one in overtime, and the fourth ended in a tie.

Still, there is little margin for error, and Yale, which opened with a tie, will try to keep itself in good position when it travels to Dartmouth on Saturday. Kickoff at Burnham Field is slated for 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs (3-4-3, 0-0-1 Ivy) played a scoreless tie with Harvard last Saturday. Yale has allowed only three goals in its last six games, including two in a hard-fought loss to second-ranked UConn.

The defense, anchored by junior Nick Alers and senior Milan Tica, will have to pay close attention to Dartmouth's Alex Adelabu, who leads the team with six goals. The Big Green (4-5, 0-1 Ivy) lost its Ivy opener in heartbreaking fashion, falling to Princeton 2-1 in overtime. Dartmouth rebounded with a 3-1 victory at Vermont on Wednesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with Dartmouth 38-31-7. Last year at Reese Stadium, Yale played one of its most complete games of the season in knocking off the Big Green 2-0.

Saturday is the second of a three-game road stretch for the Bulldogs, who are at Cornell on Oct. 13.

Yale at Dartmouth – Saturday, 7 p.m.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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