Busy Stretch at Home Starts With Penn Saturday

Oct. 19, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - With three home games in a stretch of eight days, the Yale field hockey team has a chance to regroup after a 1-3 performance in four road games over the past two weekends. The Bulldogs enter Saturday's Ivy League game against Penn (Noon) knowing that with three more league wins they would tie the school record in that category.

The Quakers (7-7, 2-2 Ivy) are riding a four-game winning streak and have outscored opponents 11-3 during that stretch. Junior midfielder Meghan Rose leads the team in points (13) and assists (5). Junior midfielder Nicole Black leads the team in goals (6).

Penn claimed last season's meeting between the two teams 1-0. The Quakers scored off a penalty corner with only 2:06 left for the win. Senior midfielder Heather Orrico (Southbury, Conn.) generated two of Yale's three shots on goal.

Senior goalkeeper Elizabeth Friedlander (Milwaukee, Wisc.) looks to continue her strong play in league games Saturday. She has an .830 save percentage and a 2.37 goals-against average in Yale's four Ivy matches. Overall, Friedlander leads the league in saves with 123 - 48 more than her closest competitor, Dartmouth's Ashley Heist.

With a win over Penn, Yale (3-10, 2-2 Ivy) would keep alive its chance to tie the school record for wins in Ivy League play (5) set in 1998 and equaled in 2003.

Live stats from the game are scheduled to be available on www.yalebulldogs.com.

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