Oct. 11, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs hope to extend their unbeaten streak to five when they host Cornell in an Ivy League match on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium. Yale, which hasn't allowed a goal in its last three games, opened league play with a scoreless tie against Dartmouth last Saturday.
The Bulldogs (2-4-2) haven't posted four straight shutouts since winning five straight 1-0 games early in the 2003 season. Yale is coming off a 1-0 victory over Army on Tuesday night. Alex Guzinski scored the only goal of the game in the 31st minute on a free kick.
Head coach Brian Tompkins continues to work his younger players into the lineup. Nine of the 16 players who saw action on Tuesday against the Black Knights were freshmen or sophomores. Two freshmen - Eric Meyer and Brad Rose - helped create a number of scoring chances, combining for seven of Yale's 14 shots.
The Bulldogs will be out to avenge a 2-1 loss to Cornell last year in Ithaca. Kyle Lynch scored midway through the second half for the Big Red to snap a 1-1 tie. Yale still leads the all-time series 38-23-13.
Cornell (5-4) has lost its last two games, including a 4-1 decision to Harvard last Saturday in its Ivy League opener. Matt Bouraee and Brian Kuritzky have combined to score 10 of the Big Red's 14 goals. Luca Cerretani has seen a majority of the action in goal and has a 1.53 goals against average with a .682 save percentage.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity