Bulldogs Back Home To Host Penn Saturday

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The Yale women's soccer huddle. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yale Looking To Improve On 4-1 Home Record

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

Yale, who will be playing at home for the first time since Sept.22, earned its first Ivy win last Saturday, knocking off Cornell 1-0. Goalkeeper Rachel Ames made four saves to post her first career shutout and was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

Five of the Bulldogs' last six games have been decided by one goal. Recent history suggests that trend could continue against the Quakers.  Ten of the last 11 games in the series have been decided by one goal or ended in a tie. The only exception was last year's 2-0 Penn victory in Philadelphia.

Penn (7-5-1) is coming off a 2-1 loss at Dartmouth last Saturday. Kerry Scalora leads the team with four goals and 11 points. Sarah Banks has started all 13 games in goal and has a 0.93 goals against average.

It will be Alumni Day at Reese. The game will be the second of a doubleheader with the Yale men, who play Penn beginning at 3 p.m.

Penn at Yale – Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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