Ivy Play Resumes in Ithaca

Sept. 21, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Two weeks after nearly knocking off defending Ivy League champion Princeton, Yale returns to league play with a trip to first-place Cornell (Sat., 7:00 p.m.). The Big Red is 2-0 in the league and has won six of the last seven games in the series with Yale, but the Bulldogs have a history of playing Cornell tough - the last six meetings between the two teams have been decided by one goal.

Cornell (4-1, 2-0 Ivy) features one of the stingiest goalkeepers in the league in junior Lizzie Goldblatt. She has allowed only two goals in more than 240 minutes in the cage, a goals-against average of 0.58. She leads the league in that category and in save percentage (.895). Sophomore attacker Brenna Gulotta (2-1-5) and senior attacker/midfielder Sarah Miller (1-3-5) are the team's top scorers.

Senior forward/midfielder Lindsay Collins and junior forward/midfielder Harriet Thayer accounted for Yale's goals in last season's 3-2 overtime loss to the Big Red at Johnson Field. Yale (1-5, 0-1 Ivy) is in the fourth game of a stretch in which it plays eight of 10 games away from home.

Senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Friedlander is coming off a very active weekend in the Midwest - she made 25 saves in two games against Northwestern and Stanford. Friedlander was a key part of Yale's effort on defensive penalty corners, as the Bulldogs allowed only two goals on 24 corners. Friedlander has now stopped 61 of 79 shots this year (.772).

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report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity