2012-13 Yale Women's Soccer News

April 24, 2013
Meredith Back With U-23 National Team For Training Camp
Last 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.

December 10, 2012
McSweeney Elected 2013 Yale Captain
Shannon 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.

November 8, 2012
Pair Of Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition
A 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.

November 4, 2012
Senior Day Success: Bulldogs Blank Brown 1-0
Over 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.

November 4, 2012
Watch Women’s Soccer Live and On Demand Sunday on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live and on demand video coverage of the Yale women’s soccer game vs. Brown Sunday at 2 p.m. from Reese Stadium.

November 1, 2012
Forster Earns Academic Honor
Kristen 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.

November 1, 2012
National Television Audience Watches Yale Play 1-1 Tie With Brown
Trailing 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.

October 31, 2012
National Television, Senior Day On Tap In Home And Home With Brown
The 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.

October 28, 2012
Bulldogs Give Back To Community With Youth Day Events
The Yale women’s soccer team had a busy Saturday, both on and off the field. In addition to playing a hard-fought 1-1 tie with Columbia, the Bulldogs played host to several New Haven area children.

October 27, 2012
Fast Start For Bulldogs In 1-1 Tie With Columbia
Yale 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.

October 26, 2012
Watch Soccer, Volleyball Live this Weekend on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of four Yale athletics events this weekend, including a soccer doubleheader against Columbia and the first-place volleyball team hosting Columbia (Friday) and Cornell (Saturday).

October 25, 2012
Bulldogs Host Columbia Saturday On Youth Day
Monday’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.

October 22, 2012
Bulldogs Seek To Complete Sweep Of State Rivals Monday
The 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.

October 22, 2012
Song Tallies Game-Winner In OT As Yale Tops Fairfield 1-0
A tactical change at halftime made all the difference for the Yale women’s soccer team on Monday night against Fairfield.

October 20, 2012
Bulldogs Drop 2-0 Decision To Penn
The 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.

October 19, 2012
Watch Soccer, Volleyball Live Saturday on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of three Yale athletics events Saturday, including a soccer doubleheader against Penn and the first-place volleyball team hosting Brown.

October 17, 2012
Bulldogs Back Home To Host Penn Saturday
Home 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.

October 15, 2012
Ames Named Ivy League Rookie of Week
Goalkeeper 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.

October 13, 2012
Road Stretch Ends At Cornell
The 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.

October 13, 2012
Late Goal Lifts Bulldogs Over Cornell
The 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.

October 6, 2012
Two Second-Half Goals Lift Dartmouth Past Yale
The 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.

October 4, 2012
Bulldogs Back On Road At Dartmouth
The 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.

September 29, 2012
More Heartbreak For Bulldogs; Fall At Harvard In Overtime
The frustration continues to grow for the Yale women’s soccer team, both in Ivy League play in 2012 and against archrival Harvard.

September 27, 2012
Showdown At Harvard Saturday
The 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.

September 22, 2012
Bulldogs Drop Heartbreaker In Ivy Opener
The 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.

September 20, 2012
Ivy Opener Saturday Against Princeton
The 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.

September 17, 2012
Forster Named Ivy League Player Of Week
The 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.

September 16, 2012
Yale Heads Into Ivy Season On Positive Note; Edges CCSU 1-0
The 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.

September 14, 2012
Two More Tests Before Start Of Ivy League Play
The 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.

September 14, 2012
Forster’s Heroics Lead Bulldogs To Overtime Win
After 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.

September 11, 2012
Bulldogs Erupt For Eight Goals In Victory Over Saint Peter’s
It 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.

September 10, 2012
Saint Peter’s Visits Reese Stadium Tuesday
After 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.

September 9, 2012
Two First-Half Goals Lift Northwestern Past Yale
For 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.

September 7, 2012
Bulldogs Drop OT Heartbreaker At Loyola Chicago
Yale’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.

September 6, 2012
Bulldogs Off To Windy City For Pair Of Games
Four 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.

September 4, 2012
Hagopian Named Ivy Rookie Of Week; Bulldogs Host Sacred Heart Tuesday
Freshman 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.

September 4, 2012
Second Half Surge lifts Yale Past Sacred Heart
By 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?

September 2, 2012
Late Goal Lifts Stony Brook Past Yale 2-1
If 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.

August 31, 2012
Road Games With Hartford, Stony Brook Kick Off Season
For 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.

August 31, 2012
Fantastic Finish For Bulldogs In Season Opener
Perhaps 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.

August 27, 2012
2012 Preview: Experienced Bulldogs Optimistic As Opener Approaches
If only a couple of moments had gone differently, 2011 could have been a very memorable season for the Yale women’s soccer team. The Bulldogs lost only twice in Ivy League play, one when Harvard was awarded a questionable penalty kick in overtime and the second when a brief lapse allowed Penn to score twice in a five-minute stretch. Still, Yale won nine games and enjoyed another successful year.

August 24, 2012
Gavin, Speck, Jackson-Gibson Recognized By TopDrawerSoccer
Senior Adele Jackson-Gibson and sophomores Melissa Gavin and Meredith Speck have been named Ivy League Players To Watch by TopDrawerSoccer.

August 21, 2012
Ciara McCormack ’01 Joins Yale Coaching Staff
Ciara McCormack ’01, who played in 48 games during her career, is returning to the Yale women’s soccer program to serve as a volunteer assistant coach.

August 17, 2012
Bulldogs Begin Preparation For 2012 Season
The Yale women’s soccer team began its preparations for what they hope is a very successful 2012 season this morning at Reese Stadium. In addition to practicing, the individual and team photos were taken. Here is a photo gallery from the morning. The Bulldogs open the season in two weeks on Aug. 31 at Hartford.

August 15, 2012
Yale All-Access Women’s Soccer Video Packages on Sale Now
The Yale Athletics Department has partnered with Stretch Internet for the fourth straight season to provide live video streams of home events through Yale All-Access on yalebulldogs.com. Every home women’s soccer game is now available to purchase, either individually or as part of a package.

August 14, 2012
Three Bulldogs Earn Preseason All-Ivy Recognition
Three Yale women’s soccer players have been selected to the CollegeSportsMadness.com preseason All-Ivy League team. Melissa Gavin and Meredith Speck were both named to the first team, while Kristen Forster earned second team recognition.

June 28, 2012
Trip To Chicago Highlights 2012 Schedule
A two-game trip to Chicago highlights the 2012 Yale women’s soccer schedule. The Bulldogs will play at Loyola, Ill., on Sept. 7 before a trip to Big Ten rival Northwestern two days later. In all, Yale has 17 games, including eight in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium.

June 14, 2012
Five Set To Join Bulldogs In Class of 2016
Head coach Rudy Meredith will welcome five freshmen to the Yale women’s soccer team this fall.