More Heartbreak For Bulldogs; Fall At Harvard In Overtime

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Lauren Mathy (Photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity Office)

Crimson Score Winning Goal Early In Extra Period

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The frustration continues to grow for the Yale women's soccer team, both in Ivy League play in 2012 and against archrival Harvard.

The Crimson's Meg Casscells-Hamby scored just 4 minutes, 5 seconds into overtime to lift Harvard to a 1-0 victory over Yale on an overcast afternoon.

The Bulldogs (5-5) have dropped their first two Ivy League games, both in overtime. Yale also fell to Harvard in overtime for the second straight year. It was also the fourth straight one-goal loss for the Bulldogs in the series.

The winning goal came when Lauren Urke sent a cross to Casscells-Hamby, who fired a shot from 10 yards out into the top of the net.

The loss spoiled a strong outing from Yale goalkeeper Rachel Ames, who made a career-high eight saves. She had denied Casscells-Hamby only a few moments before the winning goal.

The Bulldogs had a 5-3 edge in corner kicks in the game but were outshot 25-5.

Yale had one opportunity in overtime but a shot from Paula Hagopian went high.

Bethany Kanten was not forced to make a save in earning the shutout for the Crimson (4-3-2, 1-1 Ivy)

Yale is back in action at Dartmouth next Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity