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More Heartbreak For Bulldogs; Fall At Harvard In Overtime

Lauren Mathy (Photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity Office)
Lauren Mathy (Photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity Office)

Crimson Score Winning Goal Early In Extra Period

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The frustration continues to grow for the Yale women's soccer team, both in Ivy League play in 2012 and against archrival Harvard.

The Crimson's Meg Casscells-Hamby scored just 4 minutes, 5 seconds into overtime to lift Harvard to a 1-0 victory over Yale on an overcast afternoon.

The Bulldogs (5-5) have dropped their first two Ivy League games, both in overtime. Yale also fell to Harvard in overtime for the second straight year. It was also the fourth straight one-goal loss for the Bulldogs in the series.

The winning goal came when Lauren Urke sent a cross to Casscells-Hamby, who fired a shot from 10 yards out into the top of the net.

The loss spoiled a strong outing from Yale goalkeeper Rachel Ames, who made a career-high eight saves. She had denied Casscells-Hamby only a few moments before the winning goal.

The Bulldogs had a 5-3 edge in corner kicks in the game but were outshot 25-5.

Yale had one opportunity in overtime but a shot from Paula Hagopian went high.

Bethany Kanten was not forced to make a save in earning the shutout for the Crimson (4-3-2, 1-1 Ivy)

Yale is back in action at Dartmouth next Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity