Seven Home Games Highlight 2013 Schedule

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

Bulldogs Kick Off Season Sept. 6 Against Stony Brook

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It won't take long for Yale women's soccer coach Rudy Meredith to get a gauge of his 2013 squad. Two of the Bulldogs' first three opponents made the NCAA Tournament last year. The 17-game schedule kicks off with a home game against Stony Brook on Sept. 6. In all, the Bulldogs will play seven games in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium, where they went 6-2-1 last year.

Here is a closer look at the 2013 schedule:

Fri., Sept. 6       STONY BROOK           7 p.m.

Note: Seawolves won America East Tournament last year, lost to Maryland 2-0 in first round of NCAA Tournament. One of 12 victories came over Yale on Long Island.

Sun., Sept. 8     at UMass-Lowell        2 p.m.

Note: River Hawks in their first year at Division I level. Game with Yale will be their first Division I home game.

Fri., Sept. 13     at Georgetown           3 p.m.

Note: Bulldogs face the Hoyas for the first time since 2003. Georgetown won a school-record 16 games last fall and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Sun., Sept. 15    at Towson                   1 p.m.

Note: First meeting between the teams.

Wed., Sept. 18   HARTFORD                 7 p.m.

Note: Bulldogs have won five straight over the Hawks after losing the first 16 games between the teams.

Fri., Sept. 20      SACRED HEART           7 p.m.

Note: Bulldogs one of four Ivy League opponents for Sacred Heart.

Sun., Sept. 22     at Fairfield                 2 p.m.

Note: Bulldogs have outscored Stags 13-1 in the last six meetings.

Sat., Sept. 28      at Princeton               4 p.m.

Note: Tigers won Ivy League title last fall with 7-0 record and reached second round of NCAA Tournament.

Sat. Oct. 5          HARVARD                     4 p.m.

Note: Yale has dropped four straight to the Crimson, three of which have been by one goal.

Mon., Oct. 7        at Central Connecticut  7 p.m.

Note: Bulldogs are 14-0 all-time against the Blue Devils.

Sat., Oct. 12       DARTMOUTH                 4 p.m.

Note: Big Green preparation for 2013 included 10-day trip to London, Scotland in June.

Mon., Oct. 14      at Marist                        7 p.m.

Note: Marist junior Amanda Epstein finished seventh in the nation with six game-winning goals last fall.  

Sat., Oct. 19        Cornell                          6:30 p.m.

Note: Bulldogs have won the last five games against Cornell in Reese Stadium.

Sat., Oct. 26        at Penn                          5 p.m.

Note: Quakers are 14-4-3 in Ivy League play over the last three years.

Sat., Nov. 2        at Columbia                     7 p.m.

Note: Last two meetings between the teams have ended in a tie.

Fri., Nov. 8         BROWN                           7 p.m.

Note:  Last home game for Yale's five seniors, who will be honored prior to kick off.

Sun., Nov. 10     at Brown                         1 p.m.

Note: Teams conclude the regular season with a game that won't count in the Ivy League standings.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity