2010-11 Yale Women's Soccer News

January 21, 2011
Yale To Host Open House On Feb. 21
The 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 todd.plourde@yale.edu or 203-650-2771.

December 14, 2010
Forster, Brown Earn All-New England Honors
Kristen 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.

December 10, 2010
Hino Voted 2011-12 Yale Captain
Miyuki 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.

December 7, 2010
10 Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors
Ten 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.

November 30, 2010
Three Bulldogs Selected To New England Senior Bowl
Three 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.

November 11, 2010
Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
Four 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.

November 6, 2010
Kubiuk, Forster Lift Bulldogs To 2-1 Win Over Brown In Season Finale
The bright future of the Yale women’s soccer team was on display in the 2010 season finale at Brown. Sophomores Kristen Forster and Mary Kubiuk both scored and junior Enma Mullo had a key assist as the Bulldogs knocked off the Bears 2-1 at Stevenson Field.

November 5, 2010
Jessica Schloth Earns TopDrawerSoccer.com Rookie Honor
Jessica 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.

November 3, 2010
Bulldogs Close Out Season At Brown
The 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.

October 30, 2010
Forster’s Late Goal Lifts Yale Past Columbia
At 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.

October 28, 2010
Bulldogs Host First-Place Columbia On Saturday Night
The 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.

October 23, 2010
Bulldogs Get Saturday Visit From Penn
The 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.

October 23, 2010
Late First-Half Goal Lifts Penn Past Yale
It was more of the same for the Yale women’s soccer team on Saturday against Penn. The Bulldogs yielded the first goal, had to play catch up and couldn’t 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.

October 19, 2010
Bulldogs Blank Holy Cross 3-0
After 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 night’s 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.

October 18, 2010
Bulldogs Host Holy Cross In Final Non-League Game
The Yale women’s 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.

October 16, 2010
Road Stretch Ends Saturday At Cornell
The Yale women’s 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 Saturday’s 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.

October 16, 2010
Bulldogs Fall 1-0 At Cornell
The Yale women’s soccer team had a big edge in many of the statistics in Saturday’s game at Cornell. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it didn’t 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.

October 11, 2010
Brown Earns Ivy League Player Of The Week Honors For Second Time
Becky Brown (Lawrenceville, N.J.), who had a hand in all three Yale goals in Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Dartmouth, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. She shared the honor with Columbia’s Ashlin Yahr. It is the second time this season Brown has been recognized.

October 9, 2010
Bulldogs Face Dartmouth Saturday
After losing a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Harvard last weekend, the Yale women’s 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.

October 9, 2010
Bulldogs Topple Dartmouth 3-1
It appears the Yale women’s 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.

October 5, 2010
Bulldogs Blank Saint Peter’s 2-0
On Saturday against Harvard, the Yale women’s soccer team had a number of quality scoring chances early in the game but couldn’t capitalize. Against Saint Peter’s 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.

October 4, 2010
Bulldogs Head To Saint Peter’s Tuesday
The road has not been kind to the Yale women’s soccer team so far in 2010. The Bulldogs are still searching for their first victory away from the friendly confines of Reese Stadium. They’ll try to get it when they play a non-league game at Saint Peter’s on Tuesday. Kickoff at Cochrane Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

October 2, 2010
Bulldogs Fall 2-1 at Harvard
The Yale women’s soccer team had the kind of start it thought it needed in Saturday’s Ivy League showdown with Harvard. The Bulldogs got five shots in the first 12 minutes but couldn’t 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.

September 30, 2010
Yale Travels To Harvard For Key Ivy League Contest
The Yale women’s soccer team won’t 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.

September 28, 2010
Tuesday Soccer Doubleheader Kicks Off With Yale Women Hosting Marist
Saturday’s Ivy League opener against Princeton didn’t go the way the Yale women’s 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. John’s after the women’s game.

September 28, 2010
Bulldogs Edge Marist 3-2
Entering Tuesday’s game with Marist, the Yale women’s 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.

September 25, 2010
Princeton Makes First-Half Goal Stand; Knocks Off Yale In Ivy Opener
All week long, Yale head coach Rudy Meredith stressed to his team the importance of scoring first in Saturday’s Ivy opener against Princeton. Meredith proved prophetic, but unfortunately it wasn’t his club that got on the board early. Jen Hoy’s 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.

September 24, 2010
Saturday’s Game vs. Princeton Marks Debut of Women’s Soccer Video Streaming
A live Yale All-Access video stream of Saturday’s Yale-Princeton women’s soccer game (4 p.m.) will be available on yalebulldogs.com for $8.95. This is the first video stream ever from newly renovated Reese Stadium. Chelsea Janes ’12 will provide the play-by-play.

September 23, 2010
Ivy League Play Begins Saturday With Princeton
Yale women’s 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.

September 19, 2010
Bulldogs Earn 1-1 Tie With Syracuse
After watching his team play a 1-1 tie with Syracuse at Reese Stadium, Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith declared his team ready for next Saturday’s Ivy League opener against Princeton.

September 17, 2010
Bulldogs Break Out; Cruise Past Sacred Heart 4-0
The Yale women’s 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.

September 16, 2010
Busy Weekend For Bulldogs
After playing its last three games on the road, including two against nationally ranked opponents, the Yale women’s 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.

September 15, 2010
No. 4 Boston College Tops Bulldogs
The Yale women’s 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.

September 14, 2010
No. 4 Boston College Up Next For Bulldogs
In its first four games, the Yale women’s soccer team has faced Penn State, Illinois, UConn and Duke, all of whom are among the nation’s 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.

September 12, 2010
First-Half Goal Lifts No. 14 Duke Past Yale 1-0
Yale 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. John’s. 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.

September 10, 2010
Challenging Early Season Schedule Continues At No. 15 Duke
The season is only a little over a week old and the Yale women’s 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.

September 9, 2010
UConn Tops Yale 2-0
The Yale women’s 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.

September 8, 2010
First Road Game Takes Bulldogs To UConn
The Yale women’s soccer team proved it could compete with the nation’s 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.

September 6, 2010
Two Yale Players Honored After Strong Opening Weekend
Two Yale women’s 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.

September 5, 2010
Illinois edges Bulldogs 1-0
The Yale women’s soccer team’s 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.

September 3, 2010
Bulldogs Open Renovated Reese Stadium With Upset Of 16th-Ranked Penn State
It didn’t take long for the Yale women’s soccer team to create a memorable moment at newly renovated Reese Stadium. Becky Brown scored the only goal of the game at 61:55 as the Bulldogs shocked No. 16 Penn State in Yale’s 2010 season opener. It was the program’s first victory over a Big Ten opponent.

September 2, 2010
Big Opening Weekend On Tap
It will be a weekend of firsts for the Yale women’s soccer team. The Bulldogs kick off the 2010 campaign with a pair of first-time opponents. Yale plays 16th-ranked Penn State on Friday at 7 p.m. and then takes on Illinois on Sunday at noon. The games will be the first in newly renovated Reese Stadium, the home of Yale Soccer.

September 1, 2010
Renovated Reese Stadium Ready
Phase II renovations of Reese Stadium, the home of Yale men's and women's soccer and lacrosse, are nearly complete and fans can now enjoy the new general and VIP seating areas. The Yale women's soccer team kicks off play at the new Reese Stadium Friday at 7 p.m. against Penn State.

August 30, 2010
2010 Season Preview: Bulldogs Ready For Challenging Early-Season Schedule
One thing is certain as the Yale women’s soccer team prepares for the 2010 season. When Ivy League play begins on Sept. 25 against Princeton, the Bulldogs will be battle tested. Four of their first five games are against teams that reached the NCAA College Cup last year, and the one exception was ranked as high as 11th in the nation at one point in the season. Head coach Rudy Meredith, who begins his 16th year at the helm, is confident his team will benefit from the experience.

August 19, 2010
Brown Selected As Candidate For Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
Becky Brown, the captain of the 2010 Yale women’s soccer team, has been selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – classroom, character, community and competition.

July 28, 2010
Kubiuk, Underwood Shine At 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships
Yale women’s soccer was well represented at the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships over the weekend at the Overland Park Soccer Complex in Kansas. Mary Kubiuk, who will be a sophomore this fall, and incoming freshman Katie Underwood both played for teams that reached the title game in their respective age groups. Kubiuk was the recipient of the Golden Ball in the under-19 division after scoring a tournament most five goals.