Bulldogs Fall 1-0 At Cornell

Mary Kubiuk. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Mary Kubiuk. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Big Red Scores Only Goal Early In First Half

ITHACA, N.Y. – 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.

Yale (5-7-1, 1-3 Ivy) outshot the Big Red 15-5 and had an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Chitanvis's goal came at 14:24. A ball was played into the Yale penalty area and cleared out toward midfield. Abigail Apistolas collected the ball with her back to the Bulldog goal, turned and slotted a through ball that Chitanvis ran onto past the Yale defense. She then calmly slotted a shot into the lower right corner of the net.

Yale had a number of chances to score but couldn't capitalize. Megan Bartlett was sharp in goal for Cornell (6-6, 1-3 Ivy). She finished with six saves to post the shutout.

Bartlett's two best stops came with less than 10 minutes left in the second half. First she turned away a Mary Kubiuk shot and then she made a save to deny Miyuki Hino on the rebound.

Ayana Sumiyasu made one save for Yale.

The Bulldogs had an 11-2 edge in shots in the second half.

After playing four straight games on the road, Yale returns to the friendly confines of Reese Stadium on Tuesday night to host Holy Cross. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity