Speck Named To Under-23 National Team That Will Travel To NorwayMeredith Speck made an immediate impact on the Yale women’s soccer team in her first year. Now, she will have a chance to shine on the international stage. Speck, who earned first team All-Ivy recognition as a freshman for the Bulldogs last fall, has been named to the United States Under-23 Women’s National Team that will travel to Norway for a Three Nations Tournament that features the hosts and Sweden.
Meredith To Serve As Assistant Coach For Under-23 Women’s National TeamRudy Meredith, the winningest women’s soccer coach in Yale history, will serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team this summer. Meredith will join the team at its training camp next week at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and will then accompany the team on a tour of Norway in June.
Bulldogs Help New Haven Kids Say YES To SoccerFrannie Coxe has fond memories of playing indoor soccer as a child at the Boys and Girls Club in San Clemente, Calif. Now a freshman at Yale, she is sharing her passion for the game with youngsters in New Haven. With the help of her women’s soccer teammates, Coxe founded Say YES to Soccer (Yale Excellence is Sports).
Fall Academic All-Ivy AnnouncedThe Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in fall sports. Ten Yale student athletes were selected.
Gavin, Speck Earn Postseason HonorsThe postseason honors continue to come in for the Yale women’s soccer team. Freshmen Melissa Gavin and Meredith Speck are the latest to earn recognition for their strong rookie seasons. Both were named to NEWISA All-New England first team, while Gavin also was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Mid-Atlantic Region third team.
Butwin Elected 2012 Yale Women’s Soccer Captain– It didn’t take Jenny Butwin long to earn the respect of her Yale women’s soccer teammates. Following her rookie season in 2009, she was the recipient of the Captain’s Cup, which is presented by the seniors to the freshman that represents the program well on and off the field. As a result, it should come as little surprise that Butwin has been elected captain of the 2012 Bulldogs following a team vote.
Mullo Selected For NEWISA Senior BowlEnma Mullo, who shared the Ivy League lead with eight goals and was fourth with 20 points, has been selected to the NEWISA Senior Bowl, which is tentatively scheduled for Sunday Dec. 4 at Merrimack College in North, Andover Mass., at 11 a.m.
Brown Visits On Senior DayThe Yale women’s soccer team closes out the 2011 season by hosting Brown on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff on Senior Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 3 p.m. Enma Mullo and Miyuki Hino, Yale’s two seniors, will be honored prior to the start of the game.
Mullo’s Goal Lifts Yale In Season FinaleSenior Enma Mullo made the most of her last game in a Yale uniform. Mullo scored the only goal of the game late in the first half as the Bulldogs closed out the season with an impressive 1-0 victory over Brown on a chilly afternoon at Reese Stadium.
Mullo’s Late Goal Earns Yale A 2-2 Tie At ColumbiaEighty-two minutes into Sunday’s game with Columbia, Yale had a big edge in shots and in possession time. The Bulldogs, though, still found themselves trailing the Lions 2-1. Enma Mullo changed that in a hurry. Mullo’s shot from 20 yards out found the back of the net and helped Yale earn a 2-2 tie on a cold early evening.
Final Road Game Takes Yale To ColumbiaThe Yale women’s soccer team, winners of four of its last five games, plays its final road game of the season Saturday at Columbia. Kickoff at the Columbia Soccer Stadium is set for 7 p.m. following the Yale-Columbia men’s game, which kicks off at 4 p.m.
Bulldogs Cruise To 4-0 Victory Over Saint Peter’sThe Yale women’s soccer team didn’t see its scoring drought last very long. The Bulldogs, who were shutout Saturday at Penn, responded in a big way against Saint Peter’s. Yale outshot the Peahens 37-9, including 17-2 in the first half, and cruised to a 4-0 victory on a chilly night at Reese Stadium.
Monday Night Soccer: Bulldogs Host Saint Peter’sThere will be a couple of unusual circumstances for the Yale women’s soccer team in their next game. The first is the day of the week. The Bulldogs rarely play on Monday. The other is the opponent. Yale and Saint Peter’s are meeting for only the second time. Kickoff between the Bulldogs and the Peahens is set for 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium.
Bulldogs Face Big Test At Penn SaturdayYale’s offense has been on a roll recently. The Bulldogs have scored nine goals during their current three-game winning streak. That offense, though, will face its toughest challenge to date on Saturday at Penn. The Quakers have yielded only six goals all season. Ten of their 11 victories have come by shutout, including the last four. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is slated for 5 p.m.
Two First Half Goals Lift Penn Past YaleThe last thing the Yale women’s soccer team wanted to do Saturday against Penn was fall behind early. The Quakers have one of the stingiest defenses in the nation and are quite adept at playing with the lead.
Wilcox Earns Ivy League Rookie of Week HonorsGoalkeeper Elise Wilcox, who earned a pair of victories last week, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. She shared the honor with Harvard’s Bethany Kanten, who also won twice.
Mullo’s Free Kicks Lift Yale Past Cornell 2-1Twice a week, Enma Mullo can be found at Reese Stadium practicing her free kicks. She spends an hour or so and probably takes 150 each time. All that hard work sure paid off on Saturday against Cornell. Mullo scored two goals, both on free kicks. The second one came 7 minutes, 40 seconds into overtime to lift Yale to a much-needed 2-1 Ivy League victory.
Bulldogs Seek Third Straight Win Saturday Against CornellThe Yale women’s soccer team has been on a roll of late, winning their last two games by a combined score of 7-1. The Bulldogs will look to make it three straight when Cornell comes to town on Saturday. Kickoff on Youth Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 3:30 p.m. following the Yale-Cornell men’s game.
Bulldogs Stay Hot; Blank Fairfield 3-0A midweek non-Ivy League game couldn’t have come at a better time for the Yale women’s soccer team. It allowed freshman goalkeeper Elise Wilcox, who has taken over the starting job after Adele Jackson-Gibson suffered what looks like a season-ending injury Saturday against Dartmouth, to get comfortable.
Bulldogs Head To Fairfield TuesdayThe Yale women’s soccer team takes a break from Ivy League play to travel to Fairfield on Tuesday. Kickoff at Lessing Field is slated for 7 p.m.
Bulldogs Seek To Bounce Back Saturday Against DartmouthThe Yale women’s soccer team has had nearly a week to digest last Saturday’s heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Harvard. The Crimson scored the winning goal in overtime after being awarded a penalty kick on a questionable hand ball in the box. The Bulldogs will look to take out their frustrations when Dartmouth visits Reese Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 5:30 p.m. following the Yale-Dartmouth men’s game, which starts at 3 p.m.
Bulldogs Knockout Dartmouth 4-1Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith got exactly the response he was looking for from his young team Saturday against Dartmouth.
Bulldogs Drop 2-1 Overtime Heartbreaker To HarvardThe Yale women’s soccer team had the start it was looking for in Saturday’s Ivy League showdown with Harvard. It was the finish that didn’t sit so well with the Bulldogs. Peyton Johnson scored on a penalty kick just 2:16 into overtime to lift the Crimson to a 2-1 victory before a big crowd on Alumni Day at Reese Stadium.
Showdown With Harvard Set For SaturdayThe Ivy League season is only a week old, but the Yale women’s soccer team already faces an important game this weekend. Of course it’s always a big deal when Harvard comes to town. The Bulldogs and Crimson are both 1-0, along with Brown and Columbia, so a win would put Yale very much in the thick of the Ivy race. Kickoff on Alumni Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 4 p.m.
Bulldogs Blank Princeton 2-0 In Ivy OpenerPrinceton, N.J., is becoming the Yale women’s soccer team’s home away from home. Yale got two goals in a 36-second span early in the second half to knock off Princeton 2-0 in the Ivy League opener for both teams.
Ivy League Play Kicks Off At PrincetonHome field hasn’t meant much in the recent meetings between Yale and Princeton. In each of the last four years, it’s been the team that travelled that has come out on top. Yale hopes that trend continues. The Bulldogs are at Princeton on Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. matchup that is the Ivy League opener for both teams.
Mullo Named Ivy League Player of WeekSenior Enma Mullo, who has at least one point in three straight games, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. Mullo, a midfielder, assisted on the game-winning goal against Quinnipiac, scored the game-winning goal against Vermont and had the only Yale goal against Boston University.
Bulldogs Fall 3-1 At Boston UniversityThe Yale women’s soccer team learned on Sunday what a few of the other top programs across the Northeast have already come to realize. Boston University is pretty darn good. The Terriers got second-half goals from Brittany Heist and Madison Clemens to snap a 1-1 tie en route to a 3-1 victory over the Bulldogs.
Vermont Visits Reese Friday; Bulldogs At BU SundayLast weekend, the Yale women’s soccer team played back-to-back games against Big East opponents. This weekend the Bulldogs will take their shot against a pair of America East teams. Yale hosts Vermont Friday at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium and then travels to Boston University for a 2 p.m. kickoff on Sunday.
Mullo Nets Game-Winner As Bulldogs Edge UVM 2-1It hadn’t gone unnoticed among the upperclassmen on the Yale women’s soccer team that freshmen had scored the Bulldogs’ first six goals of the season entering Friday night’s game with Vermont.
Bulldogs Back At Home To Host QuinnipiacYale women’s soccer fans will have the opportunity to see one of the most underrated and talented players in the nation on Tuesday when local-rival Quinnipiac visits Reese Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
Bulldogs Blank Quinnipiac 2-0It took the Bulldogs a little while to find their rhythm Tuesday night against Quinnipiac, but once they did, it was smooth sailing. Melissa Gavin scored late in the first half, and Frannie Coxe added a late insurance goal as Yale blanked the Bobcats 2-0 on a warm night at Reese Stadium.
Late Goals Lift St. John’s Past Yale 2-1Some things are out of the control of Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith. An opponent’s schedule is one of them. St. John’s, Sunday’s opponent, hadn’t played in week. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, were coming off a hard-fought 1-0 loss at Rutgers two days earlier.
Back-To-Back Big East Opponents On Tap This WeekendThe first road trip of the young season won’t be an easy one for the Yale women’s soccer team. The Bulldogs travel to Rutgers on Friday at 7 p.m. and then have a Sunday date with another Big East foe in St. John’s. Kickoff against the Red Storm is slated for 4 p.m.
Rutgers Edges Yale 1-0Yale head coach Rudy Meredith had a very specific purpose in mind when he scheduled a game at Rutgers. He thought it would be good preparation for the Ivy League opener at Princeton later this month. The travel is similar and both are quality opponents. Meredith was pleased with how his team performed against the Scarlet Knights, but he’ll be hoping for a different result against Princeton.