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Tough Ivy Opening Road Stretch Ends At Cornell

Aldo Quevedo (Steve Musco photo)
Aldo Quevedo (Steve Musco photo)

Bulldogs Face Big Red In Ithaca

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Bulldogs face the hottest team in the Ivy League when they travel to Ithaca, N.Y. on Saturday. Cornell has won six straight games and shares the Ivy League lead with Columbia. Kickoff at Berman Field is slated for 4 p.m. and ESPN+ has the video.

Here are notes on the longest Ivy road trip of the season:

  • Saturday will be Yale's third Ivy game and all have come on the road. Three of the final four league games will be played in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium, starting Oct. 20 vs. Penn.
  • The Bulldogs did play at home on Tuesday, dropping a 3-0 non-league decision to a very talented Vermont squad.
  • Yale notched a hard-earned Ivy point last Saturday, playing a spirited 1-1 draw with Dartmouth, the defending Ivy champions. The Bulldogs outshot the Big Green 17-9 and had the edge in play.
  • Yale also had the better of the play in its Ivy opener but fell 1-0 at Harvard on Sept. 29. The Bulldogs had an 8-5 edge in shots and an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks against the Crimson.
  • First-year Paolo Carroll leads the Bulldogs with four goals, four assists and 12 points.
  • The Bulldogs enjoyed their last trip to Ithaca. Justin Lobe was among the goal scorers in an impressive 3-0 victory over the Big Red. Last year in New Haven, Cameron Riach scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 Yale win.
  • The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with Cornell 43-27-15.

SCOUTING CORNELL

The Big Red (9-2, 2-0 Ivy) has scored 15 goals during its six-game winning streak, including four in a 4-2 victory over Harvard last weekend. Cornell also owns a 1-0 Ivy win over Penn. Charles Touche and Emeka Eneli share the team lead in scoring with 6 goals and 2 assists apiece. Cornell is 2-1 at home and 7-1 on the road this season.  

Yale at Cornell

Saturday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m.
ESPN+ VideoLive Stats

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity