Dartmouth Visits On Alumni Day

Henry Flugstad-Clarke (photo by Alexandra Schmeling)
Henry Flugstad-Clarke (photo by Alexandra Schmeling)

Bulldogs Seek 2-0 Ivy Start

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's soccer team returns to Reese Stadium to host Dartmouth on Saturday. Kickoff on Alumni Day is slated for 7 p.m., following the Yale-Dartmouth women's game which gets under way at 4 p.m.

Here are storylines for the game:

• The Bulldogs (2-7) opened Ivy League play with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Harvard last Saturday at Reese. Yale scored twice in the final 2:15 to win.

• The Bulldogs are looking to open Ivy play with two wins for the second time in the last three years. Yale also started 2-0 in 2011.

• Scoring the game-winning goal against Harvard earned Henos Musie a couple of awards. He was named the co-Ivy League Player of the Week and also was the league's rookie of the week. In addition, Musie was selected as the Ivy Player of the Week by collegesportsmadness.com.

• Yale has outshot its opponents in six of nine games this season.

• Yale is 3-2-1 in its last six home games with Dartmouth. In the last meeting, the Bulldogs topped the Big Green 2-0 in 2011. Last year, Sten Stray-Gundersen's goal late in the first half turned out to be the difference as Dartmouth knocked off Yale 1-0.

• The Big Green (4-1-4, 0-1 Ivy) suffered its first loss of the season last Saturday, 2-1 to Princeton.

•  Dartmouth is second in the Ivy League, allowing just 0.80 goals per game. The Big Green has yielded just eight goals this season.

•  Alex Adelabu, a first team All-Ivy selection last year, leads the Big Green with three goals.

•  James Hickok (4 starts, 0.66 GAA) and Stefan Cleveland (5 starts, 1.18 GAA) have split the goalkeeping duties for Dartmouth.

• Yale All-Access Video of the game is available through the Ivy League Digital Network. Fans can also follow live stats.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity