Sept. 26, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Ivy League play is underway, but the Bulldogs still have three non-conference games left to fine tune their game. Wednesday's opponent is as familiar as most of the league foes. Yale and UConn have played 59 times with the Huskies holding a slim 29-27-3 advantage. The two teams meet again at 7 p.m. in Storrs.
The Bulldogs (4-3-1) have won two straight, a 2-1 victory over 17th-ranked Fairleigh Dickinson and a 3-2 win over Princeton in the Ivy opener. Yale has been getting outstanding play from its senior class. Eleven of the team's 12 goals have been scored by seniors. Gage Hills leads the Ivy League in goals with five.
Yale players swept the weekly Ivy League honors on Monday. James Stewart, who had a hand in all three goals in the win over Princeton, was named the Player of the Week, while freshman Jordan Raybould, who scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute, earned Rookie of the Week honors.
UConn (5-2-2) is unbeaten in its last six games and was won three straight. The Huskies are 4-0-1 in Big East play. Akeen Priestley and O'Brian White share the team lead in goals with three.
Matt Sangeloty was named the Big East Goalkeeper of the Week on Monday. He has allowed only one goal in the last four games and that came on a penalty kick against Georgetown. For the season, he has a 1.03 goals against average.
Yale and UConn are playing for the first time since 2004, a 1-0 Bulldog victory in Storrs. The Huskies, though, had won the previous six meetings.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity