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Bulldogs Get Saturday Visit From Penn

Shannon McSweeney. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Shannon McSweeney. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yale Has Won Three Of Last Four Games

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The last two Yale-Penn women soccer games played at Reese Stadium have ended in scoreless ties. The teams meet again there Saturday, and while it should be another close game, there figures to be some goals scored. Yale has scored 12 times in its last six games, while the Quakers have eight goals in four Ivy League games. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m.

The Bulldogs (6-7-1, 1-3 Ivy) are coming off a 3-0 victory over Holy Cross on Tuesday in their final non-league game of the season.  Mary Kubiuk, Enma Mullo and Juliann Jeffrey had the goals for Yale, which was playing its first home game in nearly three weeks. Jeffrey's goal, the first of her career, was the first by a freshman this season. Nevertheless, head coach Rudy Meredith has been getting strong contributions from the Class of 2014. Four freshmen – Jeffrey, Jessica Schloth, Anna McCahon and Shannon McSweeney have appeared in all 14 games, and the group has started a combined 45 games.

Penn (6-6-1, 2-1-1 Ivy) has had 10 different players score goals this season. Kerry Scalora leads the way with four, while Sarah Friedman is third in the Ivy League with six assists. The Quakers have posted six shutouts. Penn is coming off a scoreless tie with Dartmouth last Saturday in Hanover. Goalkeeper Caroline Williams, who has started all 13 games, made three saves to post the shutout.

Yale leads the all-time series with Penn 13-4-4, including a 2-1 win in Philadelphia last year. Becky Brown and Kristen Forster scored for the Bulldogs. Four of the last six Yale-Penn games have gone to overtime.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity