September 8, 2008

Sumiyasu Named Ivy League Player of the Week; Bulldogs At Fairfield Tuesday Night

Sept. 8, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Ayana Sumiyasu, who posted her first career shutout in Sunday's win over St. John's, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. Sumiyasu also had an excellent performance in last Friday's heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to UConn, making a career-high 14 saves.

Sumiyasu and her teammates will be back in action on Tuesday night when they head to Fairfield for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The Bulldogs (1-1) will be playing their third game in five days.

The Stags (3-1) are coming off a 2-0 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday. Fairfield has won three straight games since opening the season with a 1-0 loss at St. John's. Adrienne Boyer and Ahna Johnson share the team lead in goals with two apiece. Goalkeeper Kelly Boudreau has started two games, has a 0.67 goals against average and a .905 save percentage.

Yale leads the all-time series with Fairfield 8-2-1 and has won the last four meetings, including a 2-1 victory in 2006. Emma Whitfield scored the winning goal in the 72nd minute.

The Bulldogs will return to Reese Stadium this weekend for the Yale Classic. Delaware plays Sacred Heart on Friday at 5 p.m. followed by the Yale-Western Carolina game at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, Sacred Heart and Western Carolina meet at 11:30 a.m. and Yale hosts Delaware at 1:30 p.m.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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