Bulldogs Receive Votes In National Poll; Play At Holy Cross Wednesday

Final Non-Conference Game Of The Season

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale's four-game winning streak has gotten the attention of the national pundits. The Bulldogs are among the teams receiving votes in this week's NSCAA poll and are the only Ivy League school in the rankings. The streak will be on the line on Wednesday when Yale plays at Holy Cross. Kickoff at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium is slated for 7 p.m., and pay-per-view video is available from goholycross.com.

The Bulldogs (7-3, 2-0 Ivy) have outscored their opponents 7-2 in the last four games, including Friday's impressive 2-0 victory over Dartmouth. It was Yale's sixth shutout of the season, which leads the Ivy League. The Bulldogs also lead the league in goals against average (0.59) and assists (2.5 per game) and are second in goals (21) and saves (51).

Holy Cross (6-6-1, 1-2 Patriot League) is playing its first home game since Sept. 18. The Crusaders, who are 3-1-1 at Smith Stadium, are coming off 2-0 losses at American and Navy over the weekend. Shelby Stand leads the team with six goals, while Katherine Donnelly has a team-high five assists. Mary Ferketic has seen a majority of action in goal, posting a 1.38 goals against average.

Yale and Holy Cross are playing for only the fourth time and the first time since 2002, a 6-1 Bulldog victory.  Yale leads the series 2-1.

The game with the Crusaders is the final non-Ivy contest for the Bulldogs. The game with Marist, scheduled for Oct. 21, has been cancelled. Yale returns home to host Cornell on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity