October 22, 2013

Yale Hosts UConn Tuesday

Bulldogs, Huskies Meet For Second Straight Year In New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's soccer team takes a break from Ivy League play to host UConn on Tuesday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

Here are storylines for the game:

• The Bulldogs (3-7-1, 2-0-1 Ivy) have posted back-to-back shutouts. Yale blanked Dartmouth 1-0 on Oct. 12 and then played a scoreless tie with Cornell on Saturday.

• The 2-0-1 Ivy League start is the Bulldogs' best since the 1991 team won its first three league games.

• Yale is tied with Princeton and Penn for first place in the league. All three have seven points, one more than Harvard. The Bulldogs play at Penn on Saturday.

Nick Alers, who anchors Yale's stingy defense, has played every minute of every game. Alers was a candidate for the Senior Class Award but was not selected as one of the 10 finalists.

Cameron Kirdzik is second in the Ivy League with 32 shots.

Peter Jacobson is tied for third in the league with four goals.

• Goalkeeper Blake Brown is fourth in the league with a 1.24 goals against average.

• UConn (6-2-5) received votes in last week's NSCAA national poll. The Huskies, though, are candidate to crack the top 25 when this week's poll is released after earning a 2-2 tie at seventh-ranked Louisville on Saturday.

• UConn is unbeaten in its last eight games.

• The Huskies are 14th in the nation in team goals against average (0.64). UConn has yielded just nine goals in 13 games.

• Cyle Larin and Allando Matheson have combined to score 11 of UConn's 18 goals.

• Yale and UConn are playing in New Haven for the second straight year. The Huskies blanked the Bulldogs 2-0 last year and have won the last four meetings. The teams played a scoreless tie in 2008, and Yale's last win in the series was a 1-0 decision in Storrs in 2003.

 Yale All-Access Video of the game is available through the Ivy League Digital Network. Fans can also follow live stats.

Yale Statistics

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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