Yale Seeks Fourth Straight Win In New York
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - New York City has been anything but a house of horrors for the Yale men's soccer team in recent years. The Bulldogs have come away victorious on their last three trips to Columbia and will be looking to make it four in a row when they visit the Lions on Saturday. Kickoff at the Columbia Soccer Stadium is set for 7 p.m.
Yale (4-7-3, 1-3 Ivy) hasn't scored since its 4-3 victory over Cornell on Oct. 17 but it isn't from lack of effort or opportunities. The Bulldogs outshot sixth-ranked UConn in a 2-0 loss and created chances against Penn despite difficult weather conditions in last Saturday's 1-0 loss at Penn. Brad Rose leads the team in points (12) and assists (4), while Scott Armbrust has a team-high five goals.
The Lions (4-8-1, 2-2 Ivy) pulled off perhaps the biggest upset of the Ivy season last Sunday, knocking off 15th-ranked Dartmouth 2-0 in Hanover, N.H. Bayo Adafin scored his team-leading fifth goal and Nick Ayers added an insurance goal. Alexander Aurrichio has played every minute of every game in goal with a 1.20 goals against average and a .787 save percentage.
Yale is 7-3 in its last 10 meetings with the Lions. Last year in New Haven, Aden Farina-Henry scored a pair of goals to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-2 win at Reese Stadium. Yale leads the all-time series 30-23-5.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity