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Bulldogs Face Dartmouth Saturday

Anna McCahon (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
Anna McCahon (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After losing a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Harvard last weekend, the Yale women's soccer team finds itself in the same situation the 2004 squad faced. That year, Yale lost its first two Ivy League games to Princeton and Harvard but rolled off five straight league wins and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The streak started with a win at Dartmouth. The 2010 Bulldogs will try to follow the same script when they play at the Big Green on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Yale (4-6-1) earned some momentum with a 2-0 victory at Saint Peter's on Tuesday night. Miyuki Hino and Enma Mullo scored and Ayana Sumiyasu made four saves in goal to post the shutout. Seven different players have now scored for the Bulldogs. Becky Brown leads the team with three goals, while Mullo, Hino and Natalie Romine have two each.

Dartmouth (3-5-1, 1-1 Ivy) split its first two Ivy games, beating Brown 2-1 before falling to Princeton by the same score. Marina Moschitto leads the Big Green with three goals. Colleen Hagan has played every minute of every game in goal and has a 1.19 goals against average.

The Bulldogs have won the last two meetings with Dartmouth, including a 2-0 decision last fall at Reese Stadium. Hino and Brown both scored for Yale. Hino has scored three of her 10 career goals against the Big Green.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity