Yale To Host Open House On Feb. 21The Yale women’s soccer program will host an open house on Monday, Feb. 21. The open house will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Assistant Coach Todd Plourde at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-650-2771.
Forster, Brown Earn All-New England HonorsKristen Forster and Becky Brown, who each shared the team-lead with four goals, have both earned All-New England honors. Forster was selected to the first team, while Brown was a second team pick.
Hino Voted 2011-12 Yale CaptainMiyuki Hino, who started all 17 games and scored three goals this fall, has been elected captain of the 2011-12 Yale women’s soccer team. The announcement was made at the post-season banquet following a team vote.
10 Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy HonorsTen Yale student-athletes have earned Fall Academic All-Ivy honors. Football players Patrick Witt and Jesse Reising, Jeff Perrella from the cross country team, soccer player Eric Meyer and lightweight rower William Zeng were honored on the men’s side. The women selected were soccer players Kate Macauley and Miyuki Hino, field hockey player Dinah Landshut, volleyball player Taylor Cramm and rower Stephanie Madner.
Three Bulldogs Selected To New England Senior BowlThree Yale women’s soccer players have been selected to participate in the annual New England Division I Senior Bowl. Goalkeeper Ayana Sumiyasu, midfielder Megan Ashforth and forward Becky Brown will represent the Bulldogs. The game is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Merrimack College.
Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy HonorsFour Yale women’s soccer players have earned All-Ivy League recognition. Becky Brown, who led the team assists (6) and points (14), and goalkeeper Ayana Sumiyasu, who leads the league with 77 saves, were both first team selections. Kristen Forster was named to the second team, while Enma Mullo earned honorable mention recognition.
Jessica Schloth Earns TopDrawerSoccer.com Rookie HonorJessica Schloth, who has appeared in all 16 games for the Yale women’s soccer team, has been named one of the top 100 freshmen in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Schloth was rated No. 46 in the latest rankings, released on Thursday.
Bulldogs Close Out Season At BrownThe Yale women’s soccer team hoped Saturday’s regular season finale at Brown would have Ivy League title ramifications when the schedule was released in June. Unfortunately the Bulldogs were eliminated from the race with a loss to Penn two weeks ago. Nevertheless, there is still much to play for when Yale visits the Bears. A victory would give the Bulldogs an 8-8-1 overall record, their ninth straight season with a .500 or better mark. Kickoff at Stevenson Field is slated for 4 p.m.
Forster’s Late Goal Lifts Yale Past ColumbiaAt the beginning of the season, conventional wisdom had the Yale women’s soccer team as serious contenders in the Ivy League. Injuries and some bad breaks derailed the Bulldogs, but on Saturday night against Columbia they showed what might have been. Kristen Forster’s goal late in the second half snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Yale to a 2-1 victory over the Lions, who entered the night in a first-place tie.
Bulldogs Host First-Place Columbia On Saturday NightThe women’s soccer Class of 2011 has accomplished quite a bit at Yale. Megan Ashforth, Becky Brown, Kate Macauley, Natalie Romine, Lizz Reeves and Ayana Sumiyasu have helped lead the Bulldogs to 35 wins over the last four years. On Saturday the six will suit up for the last time at Reese Stadium when Yale hosts first-place Columbia. The festivities get under way at 7 p.m.
Bulldogs Get Saturday Visit From PennThe last two Yale-Penn women soccer games played at Reese Stadium have ended in scoreless ties. The teams meet again there Saturday, and while it should be another close game, there figures to be some goals scored. Yale has scored 12 times in its last six games, while the Quakers have eight goals in four Ivy League games. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m.
Late First-Half Goal Lifts Penn Past YaleIt was more of the same for the Yale womens soccer team on Saturday against Penn. The Bulldogs yielded the first goal, had to play catch up and couldnt get the equalizer despite a number of chances. The result was a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Quakers on Alumni Day at Reese Stadium.
Bulldogs Blank Holy Cross 3-0After a long bus ride home from Cornell on Saturday, Yale head coach Rudy Meredith elected not to have his team practice on Sunday or Monday. Instead, he put them through a short session about 90 minutes prior to Tuesday nights game against Holy Cross. Apparently, that was more than enough preparation. The Bulldogs dominated the Crusaders and walked away with an impressive 3-0 victory on a chilly night at Reese Stadium.
Bulldogs Host Holy Cross In Final Non-League GameThe Yale womens soccer team takes its final break from Ivy League play when Holy Cross visits Reese Stadium on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. After playing four straight road games, the Bulldogs are back at home for the first time in nearly three weeks.
Road Stretch Ends Saturday At CornellThe Yale womens soccer team seems to be building momentum at the right time. The Bulldogs have won two straight games and three of their last four heading into Saturdays contest at Cornell. Yale needs to keep the streak going to remain in the Ivy League title race. Kickoff at Berman Field is slated for 4 p.m.
Bulldogs Fall 1-0 At CornellThe Yale womens soccer team had a big edge in many of the statistics in Saturdays game at Cornell. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it didnt result in a victory. Maneesha Chitanvis scored early in the first half and the Big Red hung on for a 1-0 victory on a windy afternoon at Berman Field.
Brown Earns Ivy League Player Of The Week Honors For Second TimeBecky Brown (Lawrenceville, N.J.), who had a hand in all three Yale goals in Saturdays 3-1 victory at Dartmouth, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. She shared the honor with Columbias Ashlin Yahr. It is the second time this season Brown has been recognized.
Bulldogs Face Dartmouth SaturdayAfter losing a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Harvard last weekend, the Yale womens soccer team finds itself in the same situation the 2004 squad faced. That year, Yale lost its first two Ivy League games to Princeton and Harvard but rolled off five straight league wins and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The streak started with a win at Dartmouth. The 2010 Bulldogs will try to follow the same script when they play at the Big Green on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Bulldogs Topple Dartmouth 3-1It appears the Yale womens soccer team has solved the problem it has had finishing scoring chances especially in the first half of games. The Bulldogs had only four shots in the first 45 minutes against Dartmouth on Saturday but scored on three of them en route to a 3-1 victory at Burnham Field.
Bulldogs Blank Saint Peters 2-0On Saturday against Harvard, the Yale womens soccer team had a number of quality scoring chances early in the game but couldnt capitalize. Against Saint Peters on Tuesday, the Bulldogs were far more efficient. Yale scored on its first two shots and cruised to a 2-0 victory over the Peahens on a raw night at Cochrane Stadium.
Bulldogs Head To Saint Peters TuesdayThe road has not been kind to the Yale womens soccer team so far in 2010. The Bulldogs are still searching for their first victory away from the friendly confines of Reese Stadium. Theyll try to get it when they play a non-league game at Saint Peters on Tuesday. Kickoff at Cochrane Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.
Bulldogs Fall 2-1 at HarvardThe Yale womens soccer team had the kind of start it thought it needed in Saturdays Ivy League showdown with Harvard. The Bulldogs got five shots in the first 12 minutes but couldnt capitalize. The Crimson then scored in the 14th minute, added an insurance goal on a penalty kick in the second half and held on for a 2-1 victory at Ohiri Field. Mary Kubiuk scored for Yale.
Yale Travels To Harvard For Key Ivy League ContestThe Yale womens soccer team wont play in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium again until Oct. 19. The Bulldogs will look to get their stretch of four straight road games off to a positive start when they play at Harvard on Saturday. Kickoff at Ohiri Field is slated for 11 a.m.
Tuesday Soccer Doubleheader Kicks Off With Yale Women Hosting MaristSaturdays Ivy League opener against Princeton didnt go the way the Yale womens soccer team hoped it would. The Bulldogs will try and get back on track and build some momentum for a showdown with Harvard when they host Marist on Tuesday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 5:30 p.m. The Yale men host St. Johns after the womens game.
Bulldogs Edge Marist 3-2Entering Tuesdays game with Marist, the Yale womens soccer team had scored only six goals on the season. With the heart of the Ivy League season approaching, that made the mission against the Red Foxes fairly clear.
Princeton Makes First-Half Goal Stand; Knocks Off Yale In Ivy OpenerAll week long, Yale head coach Rudy Meredith stressed to his team the importance of scoring first in Saturdays Ivy opener against Princeton. Meredith proved prophetic, but unfortunately it wasnt his club that got on the board early. Jen Hoys goal midway through the first half was the only goal of the game as the Tigers earned an impressive win on a hot afternoon at Reese Stadium.
Ivy League Play Begins Saturday With PrincetonYale womens soccer coach Rudy Meredith put together a very challenging early season schedule to prepare his team for Ivy League play. The Bulldogs came through it in good shape, knocking off Penn State and losing one-goal decisions to No. 14 Duke and Illinois, currently ranked 20th, along the way. On Saturday they hope to reap the rewards from the challenge when they open Ivy play against Princeton. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 4 p.m.
Bulldogs Earn 1-1 Tie With SyracuseAfter watching his team play a 1-1 tie with Syracuse at Reese Stadium, Yale womens soccer coach Rudy Meredith declared his team ready for next Saturdays Ivy League opener against Princeton.
Bulldogs Break Out; Cruise Past Sacred Heart 4-0The Yale womens soccer team broke out of a scoring slump in a big way Friday night against Sacred Heart. Four different players scored as the Bulldogs cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Pioneers on a gorgeous night at Reese Stadium.
Busy Weekend For BulldogsAfter playing its last three games on the road, including two against nationally ranked opponents, the Yale womens soccer team is anxious to get back to the friendly confines of Reese Stadium. It happens this weekend when the Bulldogs host Sacred Heart on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Syracuse on Sunday at 1 p.m.
No. 4 Boston College Tops BulldogsThe Yale womens soccer team got to see first hand why fourth-ranked Boston College is one of the most potent offensive teams in the nation. Five different players had goals to lead the Eagles to a 7-0 victory over the Bulldogs at Newton Campus Field. Brooke Knowlton led the way, tallying her first career hat trick.
No. 4 Boston College Up Next For BulldogsIn its first four games, the Yale womens soccer team has faced Penn State, Illinois, UConn and Duke, all of whom are among the nations elite teams. Game No. 5, though, may provide the biggest challenge yet. The Bulldogs face fourth-ranked Boston College on Wednesday. Kickoff at the Newton Campus Soccer Field is slated for 7 p.m. The Eagles are 5-0-1 and have outscored their opponents 16-2.
First-Half Goal Lifts No. 14 Duke Past Yale 1-0Yale goalkeeper Ayana Sumiyasu has had some of her best performances against top competition. Her career-high of 15 saves came against UConn last year. She also has shutouts in her career against Santa Clara and St. Johns. Sumiyasu was on her game again on Sunday against No. 14 Duke, finishing with 11 saves, but the one shot the Blue Devils got past her proved to be the difference. Mady Haller scored her first goal of the season midway through the first half to lift Duke to a 1-0 victory on a warm afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
Challenging Early Season Schedule Continues At No. 15 DukeThe season is only a little over a week old and the Yale womens soccer team has already taken on top teams from the Big Ten and Big East conferences. Now the Bulldogs will get to test themselves against one of the best ACC programs. Yale meets 15th-ranked Duke on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Koskinen Stadium.
UConn Tops Yale 2-0The Yale womens soccer team did the job in keeping high-scoring UConn forward Jessica Shufelt quiet on Thursday. Shufelt, who entered the night with five goals, was held scoreless. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, two other UConn players stepped up. Melissa Busque and Erin Clark both scored their first goals of the season to lead the Huskies to a 2-0 victory at Morrone Stadium.
First Road Game Takes Bulldogs To UConnThe Yale womens soccer team proved it could compete with the nations top programs in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium last weekend. Now the Bulldogs will try to show they can do it away from home as well. Yale plays three straight very difficult road games over the next eight days, starting Thursday at UConn. Kickoff at Morrone Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.
Two Yale Players Honored After Strong Opening WeekendTwo Yale womens soccer players who helped the Bulldogs to an upset victory over 16th-ranked Penn State have been honored for their performance. Senior Becky Brown (Lawrenceville, N.J.) , who scored the game-winning goal in the win, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week, while freshmen Shannon McSweeney (Stow, Mass.), who helped anchor a defense that posted a shutout, was selected as a CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer.
Illinois edges Bulldogs 1-0The Yale womens soccer teams quest to open the 2010 season with back-to-back victories over Big Ten opponents came up just short. Jordan Hilbrands scored off a corner kick early in the second half to lift Illinois to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the Bulldogs on a glorious afternoon at Reese Stadium.