Homestand Ends With Visit From Stony Brook

Homestand Ends With Visit From Stony Brook

Bulldogs Host Seawolves Wednesday At 7 p.m.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's soccer team concludes its season-opening five-game homestand when Stony Brook visits Reese Stadium on Wednesday night. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and live stats will be available from The Bulldogs (3-1) will be looking to rebound from their first loss of the season, 1-0 to Northwestern on Sunday.

A shutout loss was a surprising result for Yale, which had scored 12 goals in its first three games. The Bulldogs feature the Ivy League leaders in both goals - Becky Brown with six - and assists - freshman Kristen Forster with four. Brown, who had five goals in 17 games last year, was named the Ivy Player of the Week on Monday, while Forster earned honor roll recognition.

The Seawolves (0-5-1) are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to Providence. The Friars scored the game-winning goal with 2:30 left in the first overtime. Three of Stony Brook's six games have gone to overtime, including a 1-1 tie with 23rd-ranked Rutgers on Aug. 30.

Meghan Gilley leads the Seawolves in scoring with two goals. Colleen McKenna, Sa'sha Kershaw and Gabriella Petralia also have scored. Marissa Viola, the 2008 America East Goalkeeper of the Year, has started all six games for Stony Brook.

The Bulldogs and Seawolves are playing for the first time since 2001. Yale leads the all-time series 6-0.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity