Yale Hopes To Build On Monday's Victory
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.
The second half of the doubleheader features the Yale men taking on Columbia at 4:30 p.m.
Anne Song provided the heroics on Monday, scoring the only goal of the game with 6:43 left in the second overtime period. Song is enjoying a solid senior season for the Bulldogs (7-7, 1-4 Ivy). She is fourth on the team with six points.
Kristen Forster also is playing well in her final season at Yale. She is third in the Ivy League with 15 points and tied for fourth with six goals.
Columbia (6-8, 2-3 Ivy) has lost three straight Ivy games, all by one goal. Coleen Rizzo (6 goals) and Beverly Leon (5) have combined to score 11 of the Lions' 15 goals this season. Grace Redmon has started all 14 games in goal and has a 1.07 goals against average and an .821 save percentage.
The last five Yale-Columbia games have been decided by one goal or ended in a tie. Last year in New York, the Bulldogs had a 22-9 edge in shots but had to settle for 2-2 tie. Yale leads the all-time 19-5-3.
Columbia at Yale – Saturday, 2 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity