Bulldogs Continue Road Swing With Trip To Fordham On Friday

Emmy Allen. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale continues its four-game road swing with a trip to Fordham on Friday night. The Bulldogs have won their first two road games of the season and have gone 8-2 in their last 10 road contests dating back to last season.

Yale is coming off a 10-point win at Boston University on Nov. 19. Meredith Boardman's 13 points led three players in double-figures as Yale led by as much as 20 points in the second half to win at Case Gym for the first time since 2000-01. The Bulldogs forced 19 turnovers and scored 32 points in the paint to overcome the Terriers' shooting 8-of-10 from the three-point arc.

Scouting The Opponent

All-Time Series Record: Fordham leads the series, 11-6.

Yale will travel to Fordham on Friday, Nov. 22, for a 7 p.m. tip. The Bulldogs won last season's meeting, 67-53, but the Rams had won the previous six meetings dating back to 1986-87.

Fordham defeated Pacific, 84-63, on Sunday to snap an early-season two-game skid.

Erin Rooney, a Preseason All-Atlantic 10 First Team pick, leads the team in scoring (21.3 ppg) and rebounding (8.8 rpg).

The Rams (2-2) went 26-9 last season, advanced to the Atlantic 10 title game and won two games in the WNIT. Fordham was picked fourth in the preseason Atlantic 10 poll

What To Watch For

Which Team Can Slow The Other: Both teams come into the game averaging better than 71.5 points per game. The Fordham defense surrenders 71.0 points per game and allows teams to shoot 41.1 percent from the field. Yale is giving up just 66.8 points per game and has limited teams to shooting 38.0 percent. One team's defense will need to break the form of the opposing offense as Fordham shot a season-best 57.1 percent in its last game, while Yale also shot a season-best 44.1 percent from the field last time out.

Home vs. Road: Fordham enters the game with an unbeaten 2-0 mark in home games, while Yale is 2-0 on the road. One of those marks will suffer its first blemish by the end of Friday's game.

The Turnover Game: The Bulldogs posted a +6 turnover margin in its win at Boston University and has been +9 in two road games. Yale could take advantage of that trend as Fordham enters the contest averaging over 17 turnovers per game and has a -2.0 turnover margin.

Next Up

Yale travels to Miami next to face the Hurricanes on Nov. 25. The teams have met just once, with the Hurricanes taking a 75-46 win on Dec. 28, 2001.

Miami is 2-2 to open the year, having played three of its first four games at home. The Hurricanes won their only road game, 86-68 at Oakland in their last game on Nov. 19.

Jessica Thomas has averaged 12.3 points per game despite coming off the bench in each contest. Caprice Dennis scored 14 points in her first appearance of the year at Oakland. Jassany Williams is averaging 9.8 rebounds.

Miami was picked ninth in the ACC Preseason Poll and is coming off a 21-11 season that ended in the NCAA Tournament.

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