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First Ivy Road Game Takes Yale To Penn

Aden Farina-Henry (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity
Aden Farina-Henry (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity

Bulldogs Face Quakers Saturday At 7:30 p.m.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Ivy League men's soccer season is near the halfway point, and Yale still hasn't played a league road game. That changes on Saturday when the Bulldogs head to Philadelphia to meet Penn. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is slated for 7:30 p.m. following the Yale-Penn women's game.

Yale (6-5-2, 2-1 Ivy) has shown it is capable of playing well away from home. The Bulldogs have won at Rhode Island, and in perhaps their most difficult road game took No. 1 ranked UConn to double overtime before dropping a heartbreaking 1-0 decision.

Yale is coming off a 1-1 tie on Wednesday night at Sacred Heart. Peter Jacobson scored for the Bulldogs. It was his team-leading fifth goal of the season.

Yale enters the weekend in a four-way tie for second place. The Bulldogs, Dartmouth, Brown and Columbia all have six points, three behind first-place Cornell.

All three of Penn's Ivy games have been decided by one goal. The Quakers (6-5-2, 1-2 Ivy) edged Columbia 3-2, but have lost to Cornell 1-0 and Dartmouth 2-1. Christian Barreiro leads the team in goals (6), assists (4) and points (16).

Barreiro scored on a penalty kick last year against Yale to help Penn to a 2-0 victory at Reese Stadium. The Quakers lead the all-time series 44-42-8.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity