October 5, 2009

Monday Night Soccer; Bulldogs Host Central Connecticut

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