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Monday Night Soccer; Bulldogs Host Central Connecticut

Leslie Perez. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Leslie Perez. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yale Topped Blue Devils In Overtime Last Year

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Are you ready for some soccer? It isn't often that the Yale women's soccer team plays on a Monday, but tonight is the exception. The Bulldogs host Central Connecticut at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium, and it looks like the weather will cooperate.

Persistent thunderstorms in the New Haven area forced Saturday's game with Harvard to be postponed after the teams had played a scoreless first half. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at Reese Stadium and the teams will start over. As a result of the postponement, the Bulldogs have not played an official game since a 2-0 victory over Princeton in the Ivy League opener on Sept. 26.

Yale (5-3) has won two straight games, and all five of its victories this season have come by shutout. Becky Brown leads the Bulldogs with 18 points (7 goals, 4 assists). Freshman Kristen Forster has a team-high five assists. Ayana Sumiyasu has posted three shutouts in goal and has a 0.60 goals against average.

The Blue Devils (4-5-1) bring a two-game winning streak to New Haven. CCSU blanked Bryant 2-0 on Friday. Beth Lloyd and Brittany Emin scored in the win. Leah Blayney leads the Blue Devils in goals (5) and assists (4).

Yale edged CCSU 3-2 in overtime last year at Reese Stadium. Natalia Mann scored the winning goal on a penalty kick late in the second overtime period. The Bulldogs have won all 12 meetings with the Blue Devils.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity