Oct. 4, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs return to the friendly confines of Reese Stadium for the first time in nearly a month when they host Dartmouth in the Ivy League opener for both teams on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Yale hasn't played a home game since falling to Sacred Heart 1-0 on the second day of the Yale Classic on Sept. 9.
The Bulldogs (1-4-1) are unbeaten in their last two games but have been off since playing a scoreless tie with sixth-ranked Boston College on Sept. 26. Goalkeeper Erik Geiger was outstanding against the Eagles. He faced 33 shots and made 12 saves, including a key one in the final minute of regulation that preserved the tie. For his effort, he was named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
Dartmouth (6-2-1) had its seven-match winning streak snapped in a 2-1 loss to New Hampshire on Wednesday. The Big Green is receiving votes in the NSCAA national poll and is ranked eighth in the Northeast.
Goalkeeper Sean Milligan is 10th in the nation in goals against average (0.48) and 14th in save percentage (.860). He was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week after posting his fifth shutout of the season last week against Vermont.
Andrew Olsen, who is tied with Craig Henderson for the team lead in scoring with 10 points (4 goals, 2 assists), has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week twice this season.
Six of the last seven Yale-Dartmouth games have ended 1-0, including a Big Green victory in overtime last year in Hanover, N.H. Daniel Keat scored the game-winning goal 4:31 into the extra period.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity