2009-10 Yale Women's Soccer News

  • Yale Announces 2010 Women’s Soccer Schedule
    June 30, 2010
    Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith has never been shy about scheduling difficult opponents, and 2010 certainly won’t be an exception. The Bulldogs will play four of their first five games against teams that reached the NCAA College Cup last year, and the one exception was ranked as high as 11th in the nation at one point in the season. Yale’s 17-game schedule includes nine contests in newly renovated Reese Stadium.
  • Meredith Announces Class of 2014
    June 04, 2010
    Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith will welcome five freshmen to campus this fall.
  • Becky Brown Elected 2010 Yale Captain
    December 14, 2009
    Becky Brown, the Ivy League Player of the Year this fall, has been elected captain of the 2010 Yale women’s soccer team. The announcement was made at last Tuesday’s banquet following a team vote. In addition, Brown also was the recipient of the team’s most valuable player award.
  • Brown, Merrifield Earn NSCAA All-Region Honors
    December 07, 2009
    Two Yale women’s soccer players have earned 2009 NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors. Becky Brown, who led the Bulldogs in scoring, was named to the second team, while Sophia Merrifield, who anchored the defense, was a third team selection.
  • Ten Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors
    December 01, 2009
    Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in fall sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Brown Named Ivy League Player Of Year; Forster Shares Rookie Honors
    November 12, 2009
    It was a big day for the Yale women’s soccer program. Becky Brown, who led the Bulldogs in goals (13) and points (30), was named the Ivy League Player of the Year, while Kristen Forster, who tied the school record for assists by a freshman, shared the league’s Rookie of the Year Award with Princeton’s Alison Nabatoff. In addition, Brown and Sophia Merrifield were first team All-Ivy selections, Forster earned a spot on the second team and Caitlin Collins and Miyuki Hino were honorable mention picks.
  • Ivy League Title Still In Play As Bulldogs Host Brown In Season Finale
    November 07, 2009
    Saturday’s game with Brown will be special for the four seniors on the Yale women’s soccer team regardless of the outcome. The four, who will be playing their final home game, will be honored prior to kickoff. There is a chance, however, that it could be an even more memorable night. If the Bulldogs beat Brown and Columbia knocks off Harvard, Caitlin Collins, Sophia Merrifield, Leslie Perez and Hannah Smith will walk off the Reese Stadium field for the final time as Ivy League champions. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and free audio is available from wybc.com.
  • Bulldogs End Season With 1-0 Win Over Brown
    November 07, 2009
    The Yale women’s soccer team did its part, edging Brown 1-0 on a cold night at Reese Stadium. Unfortunately the Bulldogs didn’t get the help they needed to earn a share of the Ivy League title. Harvard’s Melanie Baskind scored 5 minutes, 8 seconds into overtime to lift the Crimson to a 2-1 victory over Columbia and the outright Ivy title.
  • Construction on Reese Stadium to Begin Nov. 9
    November 02, 2009
    Yale University has announced that construction of Phase II of the Reese Stadium Project will commence on Nov. 9. Phase II, which is projected to be completed in 10 months, will consist of a new stadium structure which will include four team rooms, expanded bleachers, a press box, VIP seating areas and an entryway plaza. It will also feature the names of all former soccer and lacrosse players on the archways leading into the stadium.
  • Four Bulldogs Earn Academic All-District Honors
    November 02, 2009
    The Yale women’s soccer team is enjoying another winning season on the field. The Bulldogs also have been successful in the classroom. Four players earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I recognition. Goalkeeper Ayana Sumiyasu and forward Becky Brown were first team selections, defender Caitlin Collins was named to the second team and Sophia Merrifield was chosen to the third team.
  • Bulldogs Drop 1-0 Heartbreaker At Columbia
    October 30, 2009
    The Yale women’s soccer team’s quest for an Ivy League title took a hit Friday night at Columbia. How big a hit will be determined in the next eight days. Reining Ivy League Player of the Year Sophie Reiser scored the only goal of the game at 36:01 as the Lions upset the Bulldogs on a nice night at the Columbia Soccer Stadium.
  • Final Road Game Takes Yale To Columbia
    October 29, 2009
    When the 2009 Yale women’s soccer schedule was released in July, there was one thing that stood out. Only two of Yale’s 10 non-conference games would be played away from Reese Stadium. That meant that the Bulldogs’ three Ivy League road games would be somewhat unfamiliar experiences. Apparently it hasn’t been a problem. Yale won at both Princeton and Penn and will look to complete a perfect Ivy road season when it plays at Columbia on Friday. Kickoff at Columbia Soccer Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Edge Penn 2-1; Back In Tie For Ivy League Lead
    October 24, 2009
    It was a good day all-around for the Yale women’s soccer team. Becky Brown and Kristen Forster scored, and Adele Jackson-Gibson made five saves in goal in her first career start as Yale edged Penn 2-1 on a rainy afternoon at Rhodes Field. Meanwhile, in Cambridge, Mass., Princeton got a goal late in the second half to edge Harvard 1-0. As a result, the Bulldogs and Crimson are back in a first-place tie in the Ivy League.
  • Saturday’s Yale-Penn Women’s Soccer Game Moved To Noon
    October 23, 2009
    The forecast of heavy rain in Philadelphia has changed the start time for Saturday’s women’s soccer game between Yale and Penn. Kickoff is now scheduled for noon at Rhodes Field. The game was originally scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Back In Action At Penn
    October 22, 2009
    Yale and Penn have played scoreless ties in two of the last three years. That doesn’t figure to happen again when the teams meet on Saturday at Rhodes Field. The Quakers and Bulldogs are the top two scoring offenses in the Ivy League. Penn has a league best 32 goals, including 10 in its last three games, while Yale has scored 26 times. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is slated for 5 p.m.
  • Battle For First Place Goes To Harvard 3-2
    October 20, 2009
    Tuesday’s women’s soccer game between Yale and Harvard had everything you would expect from two teams battling for first place in the Ivy League. In the end, the Crimson made the key plays when it mattered most and escaped with a 3-2 victory on a gorgeous afternoon at Reese Stadium.
  • Bulldogs Complete First-Ever “Team Up to Fight Cancer” Initiative
    October 19, 2009
    The first-ever “Team Up to Fight Cancer” initiative, a cooperative effort of the Yale field hockey, women’s soccer and volleyball teams, has raised over $2,400 in donations in the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The three Bulldogs squads collected donations and sold special “Team Up to Fight Cancer” t-shirts at various Yale athletics contests over the weekend of Oct. 2, with the net proceeds being donated to the Yale Cancer Center.
  • Forster Named Ivy League Rookie Of the Week
    October 19, 2009
    Freshman Kristen Forster made her first career goal an important one. It came 2 minutes, 7 seconds into overtime and lifted the Yale women’s soccer team to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Cornell on Saturday. Forster was rewarded for her play by being named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week today.
  • First-Place At Stake When Yale Meets Harvard On Tuesday
    October 19, 2009
    Yale and Harvard looked pretty evenly matched when they played 45 scoreless minutes on Oct. 3 before persistent lightning forced the game to be postponed. Not much has changed since then. Both teams have won two straight Ivy games and both are 3-0 in Ivy play. The make-up game is Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Reese Stadium and the winner will have sole possession of first place.
  • Bulldogs Return Home To Host Cornell
    October 17, 2009
    Yale and Cornell each has played overtime in their first two Ivy League games. The difference is the Big Red escaped with ties in both games, while the Bulldogs were on the wrong end of heartbreaking defeats. As a result, fans could be in for a little bonus soccer when the two teams meet on Saturday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.
  • First-Place Yale Hosts Cornell Saturday
    October 17, 2009
    The Yale women’s soccer team will look to rebound from Wednesday’s disappointing 4-1 loss to Holy Cross when Cornell visits on Saturday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 4:30 p.m.
  • Forster’s First Career Goal Keeps Yale Perfect In Ivy Play
    October 17, 2009
    It may have taken a little longer than Yale would have liked, but Tuesday’s showdown with Harvard is set. Kristen Forster scored just 2 minutes, 7 seconds into overtime to lift the Bulldogs to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Cornell on a chilly afternoon at Reese Stadium.
  • Bulldogs Fall To Holy Cross In Final Non-League Game
    October 14, 2009
    Freshman Trish Berkanish scored her first career goal but it wasn’t enough as the Yale women’s soccer team fell 4-1 to Holy Cross on a cold night at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. Chelsie Pugliese and Maura Fox scored 35 seconds apart early in the first half to give the Crusaders control.
  • Bulldogs Receive Votes In National Poll; Play At Holy Cross Wednesday
    October 13, 2009
    Yale’s four-game winning streak has gotten the attention of the national pundits. The Bulldogs are among the teams receiving votes in this week’s NSCAA poll and are the only Ivy League school in the rankings. The streak will be on the line on Wednesday when Yale plays at Holy Cross. Kickoff at Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium is slated for 7 p.m., and pay-per-view video is available from goholycross.com.
  • Yale Blanks Dartmouth 2-0
    October 09, 2009
    Yale had a clear edge in play for maybe 15 minutes in Friday night’s women’s soccer game with Dartmouth. That turned out to be more than enough. Becky Brown and Miyuki Hino scored 1:10 apart midway through the first half as the Bulldogs earned an important 2-0 Ivy League win on a mild night at Reese Stadium.
  • First-Place Dartmouth Visits Reese Stadium Friday
    October 07, 2009
    The Yale women’s soccer team seeks its fourth straight win when Dartmouth visits Reese Stadium on Friday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Both the Bulldogs (1-0) and Big Green (2-0) are undefeated in Ivy League play.
  • Monday Night Soccer; Bulldogs Host Central Connecticut
    October 05, 2009
    Are you ready for some soccer? It isn’t often that the Yale women’s soccer team plays on a Monday, but tonight is the exception. The Bulldogs host Central Connecticut at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium, and it looks like the weather will cooperate.
  • Ashforth’s First Career Goal Beats Central Connecticut
    October 05, 2009
    It was a night of firsts for the Yale women’s soccer team. Megan Ashforth scored her first goal at Yale, and goalkeeper Adele Jackson-Gibson earned her first career victory as the Bulldogs topped Central Connecticut 3-2 on a chilly night at Reese Stadium. Old reliable Becky Brown also had a role. She scored Yale’s first two goals and now leads the team with nine.
  • Yale-Harvard Women’s Soccer Game Postponed Due To Thunderstorms
    October 03, 2009
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale and Harvard played 45 minutes of intense, scoreless soccer on Saturday at Reese Stadium, but Mother Nature wouldn’t allow for any more. Heavy thunderstorms in the New Haven area forced the game to be postponed. After a 90-minute wait, the storms persisted so the game was called. The two teams will start over on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at Reese Stadium.
  • Early Ivy League Lead On Line Saturday
    October 02, 2009
    The early lead in the race for the Ivy League title will be at stake when Yale and Harvard face off on Saturday. Both the Bulldogs and Crimson posted wins in their Ivy openers last weekend. Dartmouth and Columbia are each 1-0 as well. Kickoff on Alumni Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 4:30 p.m. In addition, the game is part of Yale Athletics' "Team Up to Fight Cancer" Weekend.
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