Road Stretch Ends Saturday At Cornell

(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Seek Third Straight Victory

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

The Bulldogs (5-6-1, 1-2 Ivy) haven't played since last Saturday's 3-1 victory at Dartmouth. After struggling to score goals early in the season, Yale's offense has come alive recently. The Bulldogs have nine goals in their last four games and have received contributions from a number of sources. Becky Brown, who was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday, has eight points (3 goals, 2 assists) during the stretch, while Mary Kubiuk (2g, 1a) and Kristen Forster (1g, 3a) each have five points.

Cornell (5-6, 0-3 Ivy) also hasn't played since last Saturday, a 2-0 loss at Harvard. Twenty-seven different players have seen action for the Big Red and 10 have scored goals. Brook Chang leads the way with four goals and nine points. Kelly Murphy (0.94 goals average) and Megan Bartlett (1.64 GAA) have split the goalkeeping duties.

Yale has won three straight games against Cornell, including a 2-1 overtime decision last year at Reese Stadium. Forster scored the game-winning goal just 2 minutes, 7 seconds into the extra period. Miyuki Hino also scored for the Bulldogs. Yale leads the all-time series with Cornell 15-14.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity