Kubiuk, Forster Lift Bulldogs To 2-1 Win Over Brown In Season Finale

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

Yale Wins Six Of Final Eight Games

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – 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.

Kubiuk's goal with 2:38 left in the second half snapped a 1-1 tie. Mullo slid a ball through to Kubiuk, who fired a shot just inside the left post.

"It was a great ball from Enma," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith. "Mary is just a little spark plug. She finds a way to get in the right position."

It was Kubiuk's fourth goal of the season. Forster's goal at 9:10 was her fourth of the year as well. Becky Brown set it up by sending a cross to Forster, whose shot went into the far corner of the goal, giving the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.

Brown (7-6-4, 1-4-2 Ivy) tied it midway through the first half when Sarah Hebert-Seropian scored on a header off a corner kick.

Senior goalkeeper Ayana Sumiyasu ended her outstanding career with another fine performance, making three saves to earn the victory.

Brown outshot Yale 15-9, including 10-3 in the second half.

The Bulldogs won six of their final eight games to finish 8-8-1 overall and 3-4 in Ivy play. Yale has now finished with a .500 or better overall record in nine straight years.

"I really like this team," Meredith said. "The kids were enthusiastic and worked hard right to the end. The seniors have left this team in good hands. We have a good foundation for the future."

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity