Bulldogs to Play Two in Ithaca

Bulldogs to Play Two in Ithaca

Jan. 14, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale will look to improve to 8-1 when it takes on Cornell and William Smith Saturday in Ithaca.

The Bulldogs played five different matches last weekend in four different cities and won all five matches. Yale cruised to 9-0 wins in all five matches against Amherst, Williams College, Dartmouth, Rochester, and Bowdoin College.

Yale's lone loss came in the form of a 5-4 loss at the hands of Ivy League rival Penn in the season opener.

Scouting Cornell
Cornell has started this season with a 4-3 record. All three losses have come at the hands of Ivy League opponents. Penn and Princeton defeated Cornell 7-2 and Harvard beat Cornell 8-1. The Big Red have defeated Franklin & Marshall College, Bates, Stanford, and Bowdoin.

The Big Red took fifth place in the Ivy League scrimmage. After dropping their first Ivy League scrimmage to Penn 8-1, the Big Red topped opponents Brown and Dartmouth 9-0.

History Lessons
Last season the Bulldogs defeated Cornell 9-0. The Big Red have fared no better against the Bulldogs the five seasons before that with 9-0 losses each of those seasons.

Ivy League Scrimmage
The Bulldogs finished in fourth place at this year's Ivy League Scrimmage. After defeating Brown 9-0 in their opening match, the Bulldogs dropped their second round match to Penn 5-4. In its final match of the Scrimamge, Yale dropped a 5-4 decision to Princeton.

Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity