October 13, 2011

Bulldogs Seek Third Straight Win Saturday Against Cornell

Yale Seeks To Avenge Last Year's 1-0 loss To Big Red

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's soccer team has been on a roll of late, winning their last two games by a combined score of 7-1. The Bulldogs will look to make it three straight when Cornell comes to town on Saturday. Kickoff on Youth Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 3:30 p.m. following the Yale-Cornell men's game.

Yale (6-4-2, 2-1 Ivy) is in a four-way tie for second place in the Ivy League. Harvard sits on top at 2-0-1.

The Bulldogs have scored 10 goals in their last four games and continue to feature a balanced attack. Freshman Melissa Gavin leads the team with five goals. She has scored in three of the last four games. Senior Enma Mullo has four goals and a team-best four assists. She has at least one point if five of the last six games.  Junior Mary Kubiuk has emerged to provide an offensive spark off the bench. She has goals in each of the last two games.

Defensively, Yale is coming off a shutout of Fairfield on Tuesday night. Freshman goalkeeper Elise Wilcox made five saves in her first career start.

Cornell (2-1-1, 0-2-1 Ivy) played a 2-2 tie with Harvard last week. Abigail Apistolas, who scored and added an assist against the Crimson, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday, sharing the honor with Harvard's Lindsey Kowal. Maneesha Chitanvis leads the Big Red with five goals and 11 points.

The Bulldogs are quite familiar with Chitanvis, who scored the only goal of the game in last year's 1-0 Cornell victory. Yale has won the last four meetings with the Big Red at Reese Stadium.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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