Yale Seeks Fourth Straight Win
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It's been a very successful start to the 2018 season for the Yale men's soccer team. The Bulldogs have four victories and are riding a three-game winning streak. Now it's time to see where they stand against Ivy competition. Yale plays its league opener on Saturday at Harvard. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. at Jordan Field and ESPN+ has the video.
Here are notes on the classic rivalry:
- Yale (4-2-1) is unbeaten in its last four games, its longest such streak since 2012.
- During the three-game winning streak, the Bulldogs have outscored their opponents 7-1.
- Seven different Bulldogs have scored at least one goal this season. First year Paolo Carroll leads the team with 11 points (4 goals, 3 assists). His four goals and 11 points are both tied for second in the Ivy League. He has done much of his damage recently as three of his goals and three of his assists have in the last four games. Carroll scored the only goal in Sunday's 1-0 victory at Fairleigh Dickinson and has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week in each of the last three weeks.
- Nicky Downs also is among the league leaders in points with nine, which is fourth. Downs has three goals and three assists.
- Goalkeeper Tom Wallenstein is third in the league with 21 saves and tied for third with a .778 save percentage.
- The Bulldogs' 12 goals are the second most in the league, and they lead the league with 18 assists.
- Yale has outscored its opponents 8-1 in the first half.
- Last year in New Haven, the Crimson scored twice in the final 10 minutes of the second half to escape with a 2-1 victory. In the last meeting in Cambridge, the teams played a spirited 3-3 tie.
The Crimson (2-5) hasn't played since a 2-1 victory over Boston University on Sept. 19. Three of Harvard's losses have come to teams that were nationally ranked at the time of the game. Taner Dogan and Cesar Farias Jr. lead the team with two goals apiece.
Yale at Harvard
Report filed by Tim Bennett (email@example.com), Yale Sports Publicity