Bulldogs Seek To Bounce Back Saturday Against Dartmouth

Lauren Mathy (dspics.com)
Lauren Mathy (dspics.com)

Kickoff Slated For 5:30 p.m.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's soccer team has had nearly a week to digest last Saturday's heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Harvard. The Crimson scored the winning goal in overtime after being awarded a penalty kick on a questionable hand ball in the box. The Bulldogs will look to take out their frustrations when Dartmouth visits Reese Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 5:30 p.m. following the Yale-Dartmouth men's game, which starts at 3 p.m.

The overtime goal spoiled what was another solid defensive effort for Yale (4-4-2, 1-1 Ivy). The Bulldogs have allowed two or more goals in a game only three times this season. Goalkeeper Adele Jackson-Gibson is second in the Ivy League in saves (40) and third in save percentage (.833).

Offensively, a pair of freshmen – Melissa Gavin and Meredith Speck – lead the team with three goals apiece. Speck was named to the Ivy Honor Roll on Monday after scoring Yale's goal against the Crimson.

The Big Green (3-7, 1-1 Ivy) has some experience with difficult losses. Four of Dartmouth's seven losses have come by one goal, including two in overtime. The Big Green snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over Princeton last Saturday. Aly Dea scored the only goal of the game. It was only Dartmouth's fifth goal of the season.

Yale has won three straight over the Big Green, including a 3-1 victory last year in Hanover, N.H. Kristen Forster and Mary Kubiuk were among the goal scorers for the Bulldogs, who scored on their of their four shots in the first half of the game.  

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity