Bulldogs Look To End Year On High Note
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's soccer team wraps up the 2013 season by travelling to Princeton on Saturday. Kickoff at Roberts Stadium is slated for 3 p.m.
Here are storylines for the game:
• The Bulldogs (4-10-2, 2-2-2 Ivy) were eliminated from the Ivy League title race with last Saturday's loss to Brown. Yale, though, still has a chance to finish as high as third. The Bulldogs enter the weekend with eight points, three less than third-place Brown and two fewer than Princeton.
• Yale's seven seniors will be playing the final game of their careers on Saturday. Nick Alers, Scott Armbrust, Jenner Fox, Peter Jacobson, Tucker Kocher, Max McKiernanand Cody Wilkins have shined both on and off the field during their time at Yale.
• While the seven seniors will certainly be missed, the future still looks bright for the Bulldogs. Four of Yale's top five scorers will be back next year, including three that are finishing up their first year with the Bulldogs. Freshman Cameron Kirdzik shares the team lead in goals (4) and points (9) with Jacobson. Henos Musie, a sophomore who transferred to Yale from Chalmers University in Sweden, has three goals, and freshman Henry Albrecht leads the team with four assists and is tied for third with six points. In addition, junior Conner Lachenbruch has contributed two goals.
• Princeton (6-9-1, 3-2-1 Ivy) features two of the top scorers in the league. Cameron Porter and Thomas Sanner share the league lead with seven goals apiece.
• Yale and Princeton have played three straight one goal games. Last year in New Haven, Sanner scored the only goal of the game late in the first half. Two years ago in Princeton, Jacobson scored a pair of second-half goals as the Bulldogs rallied for a 2-1 win.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity