Meredith Back With U-23 National Team For Training CampLast June, Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith helped the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National team capture a Three Nations Tournament in Stjordalen, Norway. Apparently the powers that be at U.S. Soccer were impressed with his work as an assistant coach.
McSweeney Elected 2013 Yale CaptainShannon McSweeney, who has helped anchor a potent defense throughout her time at Yale, has been elected captain of the 2013 Yale women’s soccer team. The announcement was made following a team vote.
Pair Of Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy RecognitionA pair of seniors on the Yale women’s soccer team have earned All-Ivy recognition. Midfielder Kristen Forster, who led the team in scoring with seven goals and 17 points, was named to the first team, while Torrey Leroy, who anchored a stingy Yale defense, earned second team recognition.
Senior Day Success: Bulldogs Blank Brown 1-0Over the last four years, when Mary Kubiuk has scored, the result has usually been favorable for the Yale women’s soccer team. So perhaps it was only fitting that in the final game of her career, Kubiuk played a key role in sending the Class of 2013 off with a victory.
Forster Earns Academic HonorKristen Forster, who leads the Yale women’s soccer team with seven goals and 17 points, has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District I first team.
National Television Audience Watches Yale Play 1-1 Tie With BrownTrailing Brown 1-0 at halftime on Thursday night, Yale head coach Rudy Meredith told a national television audience watching on the Fox Soccer Channel that he was putting an “all points bulletin” out for his team’s offense. Apparently it was located. The Bulldogs scored twice in the second half and had a big edge in play. Brown, though, took advantage of one opportunity and Yale was forced to settle for a 2-2 tie on a chilly night at Stevenson Field.
National Television, Senior Day On Tap In Home And Home With BrownThe Yale women’s soccer team closes out the season with a rare home-and-home with Brown. The two teams will meet in Providence on Thursday in the game that will count in the Ivy League standings. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and the Fox Soccer Channel will televise it as part of College Game of the Week package. On Sunday at 2 p.m., the teams will meet in New Haven on Senior Day. That game will be televised on tape delay by CPTV Sports in Connecticut.
Fast Start For Bulldogs In 1-1 Tie With ColumbiaYale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith always stresses the importance of scoring first. Saturday against Columbia, his team did it very quickly on Georgiana Wagemann’s goal just 48 seconds in.
Bulldogs Host Columbia Saturday On Youth DayMonday’s overtime victory over Fairfield did wonders for the psyche of the Yale women’s soccer team. Now, the Bulldogs will look to build on it when Columbia visits on Saturday. Kickoff on Youth Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 2 p.m.
Bulldogs Seek To Complete Sweep Of State Rivals MondayThe Yale women’s soccer team will look to complete a sweep of its in-state opponents when Fairfield visits Reese Stadium on Monday. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on tape delay by CPTV Sports in Connecticut. It will air on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Bulldogs Drop 2-0 Decision To PennThe Yale women’s soccer team got off to a strong start against Penn on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs had nothing to show for it. The Quakers then caught a break early in the second half and went on to a 2-0 victory before a nice crowd at Reese Stadium.
Bulldogs Back Home To Host Penn SaturdayHome has been pretty sweet for the Yale women’s soccer team so far in 2012. The Bulldogs are 4-1 in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium, outscoring their opponents 15-4. They’ll face a stiff test on Saturday when Penn comes to town for a 5:30 p.m. kickoff. The Quakers are 3-1 in Ivy League play and very much in the hunt for the league title.
Ames Named Ivy League Rookie of WeekGoalkeeper Rachel Ames, who posted her first career shutout in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Cornell, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Road Stretch Ends At CornellThe Yale women’s soccer team completes a three-game road stretch with a long trip to Cornell on Saturday. The Bulldogs and Big Red meet at 4 p.m. at Berman Field.
Late Goal Lifts Bulldogs Over CornellThe Yale women’s soccer team was due to catch a break. After all, it has been a season full of frustration so far, ranging from injuries to heartbreaking overtime defeats. Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Cornell could be just what the team needs to change the momentum.
Two Second-Half Goals Lift Dartmouth Past YaleThe Yale women’s soccer team had to feel pretty good at halftime of Saturday’s game with Dartmouth. Despite being outshot 11-2, the Bulldogs were still tied with the Big Green 1-1 at the intermission.
Bulldogs Back On Road At DartmouthThe Yale women’s soccer team continues its three-game Ivy League road stretch Saturday at Dartmouth. Kickoff at Burnham Field is slated for 4:30 p.m.
Showdown At Harvard SaturdayThe Yale women’s soccer team certainly doesn’t need much extra motivation for a game against Harvard. But the way the last three games with the Crimson have gone certainly doesn’t sit well with the Bulldogs. Each was a one-goal loss, including last year when Harvard scored the game winning goal on a penalty kick after a controversial hand ball in the box.
Bulldogs Drop Heartbreaker In Ivy OpenerThe Yale women’s soccer team flirted with danger for much of Saturday’s game with Princeton. It was just old fashioned bad luck, however, that ended up costing the Bulldogs in a 2-1 overtime loss.
Ivy Opener Saturday Against PrincetonThe Yale women’s soccer team is coming off two of its most impressive defensive efforts of the season. The Bulldogs shut down a potent Central Connecticut offense in a 1-0 victory last Sunday and allowed Iona only five shots two days earlier in a 2-1 win.
Forster Named Ivy League Player Of WeekThe Yale women’s soccer team had a big offensive week, outscoring its opponents 11-2 en route to three victories. Senior Kristen Forster was a big reason why. She scored three goals, all game-winners, and as a result has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
Yale Heads Into Ivy Season On Positive Note; Edges CCSU 1-0The Yale women’s soccer team should enter next Saturday’s Ivy League opener against Princeton feeling quite good. The Bulldogs completed a perfect weekend with a 1-0 victory over Central Connecticut on Sunday on a beautiful afternoon at Reese Stadium.
Two More Tests Before Start Of Ivy League PlayThe Yale women’s soccer team plays its final two games before the start of Ivy League play this weekend. The Bulldogs host Iona on Friday at 7 p.m. and then get a visit from Central Connecticut on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Forster’s Heroics Lead Bulldogs To Overtime WinAfter scoring early in Friday’s game with Iona, the Yale women’s soccer team had a number of opportunities to add to the lead. The Bulldogs, though, couldn’t capitalize, and it looked like it might cost them when Iona’s Sofia Sanchez scored with 3:28 left to force overtime.
Bulldogs Erupt For Eight Goals In Victory Over Saint Peter’sIt took Yale about 27 minutes to solve Saint Peter’s off-side trap Tuesday night at Reese Stadium. After that, the flood gates opened in a big way. Seven different players scored as the Bulldogs cruised to an 8-1 victory over the Peahens on a cool night at Reese Stadium.
Saint Peter’s Visits Reese Stadium TuesdayAfter a weekend trip to Chicago, the Yale women’s soccer team is right back to action on Tuesday night, hosting Saint Peter’s at Reese Stadium. Kickoff is slated for an hour later than usual at 8 p.m.
Two First-Half Goals Lift Northwestern Past YaleFor most of Sunday’s game, the Yale women’s soccer team showed it was more than capable of staying with Northwestern, a top Big Ten program. One stretch, though, midway through the first half doomed the Bulldogs. The Wildcats scored twice in a 3 minute, 41 second stretch to escape with a 2-0 victory.
Bulldogs Drop OT Heartbreaker At Loyola ChicagoYale’s two-game trip to the Windy City started with a heartbreaking loss to Loyola Chicago. Ana Claudia Michelini scored 3 minutes, two seconds into the second overtime period to lift the Ramblers to a 2-1 victory over the Bulldogs.
Bulldogs Off To Windy City For Pair Of GamesFour Yale women’s soccer players may have a little extra bounce in their step this weekend. Illinois natives Muriel Battaglia, Mary Kubiuk, Lauren Mathy and Georgiana Wagemann will be playing in their home state when the Bulldogs face Loyola, Ill., on Friday at 7 p.m. CDT and Northwestern on Sunday at noon CDT.
Hagopian Named Ivy Rookie Of Week; Bulldogs Host Sacred Heart TuesdayFreshman Paula Hagopian is off to a strong start for the Yale women’s soccer team. She assisted on the game-winning goal in Friday’s victory over Hartford and then scored in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Stony. On Monday she was rewarded by being named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Second Half Surge lifts Yale Past Sacred HeartBy halftime of Tuesday’s game with Sacred Heart, Yale head coach Rudy Meredith had seen enough of a disturbing early-season trend. Meredith wasn’t pleased with the way his team was starting games. And how did he let them know at halftime?
Late Goal Lifts Stony Brook Past Yale 2-1If the first two games are any indication, Yale women’s soccer fans are in for a very exciting season. Both games were decided in the final five minutes. In the opener on Friday, the Bulldogs scored in the final minute to knock off Hartford. Sunday, the tables were turned. Stella Norman’s goal with 3:39 left lifted Stony Brook to a 2-1 victory over Yale.
Road Games With Hartford, Stony Brook Kick Off SeasonFor the first time since 2008, the Yale women’s soccer team will open the season on the road. In fact, the Bulldogs play their first two games away from the friendly confines of Reese Stadium. Yale faces Hartford on Friday at 7 p.m. and then travels to Stony Brook for a 2 p.m. kickoff on Sunday.
Fantastic Finish For Bulldogs In Season OpenerPerhaps not surprisingly, it took the Yale women’s soccer team a little while to get going Friday in its season opener. After all, the Bulldogs were playing a Hartford team that already had two games under its belt. Once Yale found its rhythm, though, the results for impressive.