2013-14 Yale Women's Soccer News

  • Gavin, Speck Earn First Team All-New England Honors
    January 17, 2014
    Melissa Gavin and Meredith Speck, the only two players to start 16 games this fall, have each been named to the All-New England first team.
  • Speck Elected 2014 Captain
    December 09, 2013
    Meredith Speck served as a team captain for both her Sacred Heart Academy high school team and Long Island Fury club team prior to coming to Yale. Next fall, that experience will come in handy. Speck, a two-time first team All-Ivy selection, was elected captain of the 2014 Yale women’s soccer team. The announcement was made recently following a team vote.
  • Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition
    November 14, 2013
    Three Yale women’s soccer players have earned All-Ivy recognition. Forward Melissa Gavin and defender Meredith Speck were both named to the first team, while midfielder Shannon McSweeney was a second team selection.
  • Jeffrey Scores In Final Career Game But Bulldogs Fall At Brown
    November 10, 2013
    Juliann Jeffrey scored in her final career game, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Yale women’s soccer team to victory. The Bulldogs dropped a 2-1 decision at Brown in the season finale for both teams.
  • Gavin Scores 11th Goal In 3-1 Loss To Brown
    November 08, 2013
    Brown won a majority of the scrums in the box at both ends of the field, and the result was a 3-1 victory over Yale on a chilly night at Reese Stadium.
  • Senior Night Highlights Final Weekend
    November 07, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team ends the 2013 season with a pair of games against Brown this weekend. The two teams play the game that counts in the Ivy League standings Friday at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium and then meet in Providence on Sunday in a 1 p.m. kickoff.
  • Bulldogs Fall 3-1 At Columbia
    November 02, 2013
    As has been the case throughout the season, Columbia was very efficient Saturday against Yale. The Lions had 16 shots but scored on three of them en route to a 3-1 victory at the Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium.
  • Coxe, Battaglia Named Academic All-District
    November 01, 2013
    Frannie Coxe and Muriel Battaglia each have made key contributions to the Yale women’s soccer team this fall. They’ve also been successful in the classroom. As a result both were named to the Capital One Academic All-District I first team.
  • Bulldogs Back On Road At Columbia
    October 30, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team plays its second straight Ivy League road game on Saturday at Columbia. Kickoff at the Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium is slated for 1 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. but was changed recently.
  • Bulldogs Settle For 1-1 Tie At Penn
    October 26, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team came within 21 seconds of posting perhaps its most impressive win of the season. Instead, it turned into a frustrating night for the Bulldogs, who were forced to settle for a 1-1 tie with Penn on a picture perfect evening at Rhodes Field.
  • Bulldogs Visit Penn
    October 24, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team plays its first Ivy League road game of the season on Saturday at Penn. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is set for 5 p.m.
  • Jeffrey’s Goal Lifts Yale Past Cornell
    October 19, 2013
    There is nothing Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith stresses more than the importance of scoring first. His team hasn’t always been able to deliver this season, but that is starting to change. For the second straight game, the Bulldogs got the first goal, and in this case the only goal, in a 1-0 victory over Cornell on Saturday night at Reese Stadium.
  • Bulldogs Host Cornell On Youth Day
    October 17, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team hosts Cornell on Saturday. Kickoff on Youth Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 6:30 p.m., following the Yale-Cornell men’s game which starts at 3:30 p.m.
  • Gavin Scores Twice As Bulldogs Blank Marist 4-0
    October 14, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team was very efficient Monday night at Marist. The Bulldogs managed only eight shots, but four of them found the back of the net. The result was an impressive 4-0 victory over the Red Foxes on a chilly night at Gartland Athletic Field.
  • Bulldogs Visit Marist Monday
    October 13, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team plays a non-league game on Monday night at Marist. Kickoff at the Gartland Athletic Field is slated for 7 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Back Home To Host Dartmouth On Alumni Day
    October 12, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team is back at Reese Stadium on Saturday hosting Dartmouth. Kickoff on Alumni Day is slated for 4 p.m. The Yale men host Dartmouth at 7 p.m.
  • First-Half Goal Lifts Dartmouth Past Yale
    October 12, 2013
    Dartmouth had a pretty substantial edge in play in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Yale Saturday at Reese Stadium. Still, the Bulldogs couldn’t help but wonder what might have been as they walked off the field.
  • Yale's Game With Central Connecticut Postponed
    October 07, 2013
    Tonight's Yale women's soccer game with Central Connecticut, scheduled to be played in New Britain, has been postponed because of the threat of severe weather. A make-up date for the match has not yet been determined.
  • Monday Night Soccer At Central Connecticut
    October 06, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team takes a break from Ivy League play on Monday and travels to Central Connecticut. Kickoff in New Britain is slated for 7 p.m.
  • Harvard Holds Off Yale 3-1
    October 05, 2013
    For a stretch of the second half Saturday, it looked like the Yale women’s soccer team might be on its way to another big comeback.
  • Bulldogs Seek Best Ivy Start Since 2009; Host Harvard
    October 03, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team opened Ivy League play with a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory at Princeton last weekend. The Bulldogs play their first home Ivy game on Saturday, hosting Harvard. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 4 p.m., the first game of a doubleheader with the Yale men, who host Harvard at 7 p.m.
  • Hagopian Earns CollegeSoccer360.com Honor
    October 02, 2013
    Paula Hagopian’s one goal and two assist performance at Princeton on Saturday has earned her another honor. Hagopian was named a Week 6 Prime Time Performer by collegesoccer360.com. Hagopian scored the game-winner in overtime as Yale knocked off the defending Ivy League champion Tigers 3-2.
  • Total Mortgage Athlete Spotlight Of The Week – Women’s Soccer Player Melissa Gavin
    October 01, 2013
    There has been no stopping junior forward Melissa Gavin since she has first stepped foot on the field for the Yale women’s soccer team. In 2011, Gavin became just the fourth player in Yale history to be named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. This past weekend, Gavin scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season to help the Bulldogs to a thrilling overtime victory against defending Ivy champion Princeton. Gavin is the latest Total Mortgage Athlete Spotlight of the Week.
  • Hagopian Named Ivy League Player Of Week
    September 30, 2013
    Paula Hagopian has made a habit of scoring big goals this season for the Yale women’s soccer team. She struck again Saturday, notching the game-winner in overtime as the Bulldogs knocked of defending Ivy League champion Princeton 3-2. For that effort, she has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.
  • Yale Wins Ivy Opener In Thrilling Fashion
    September 28, 2013
    Meredith Speck has a number of key roles for the Yale women’s soccer team. Late in the second half of Saturday’s Ivy League opener against Princeton, head coach Rudy Meredith had her back on defense. When the game went to overtime, his plan was to keep her there. Speck, though, had other ideas.
  • Ivy Play Begins With Trip To Princeton
    September 26, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team opens Ivy League play at Princeton on Saturday. Kickoff at Roberts Stadium is slated for 4 p.m.
  • Fairfield Scores Late First-Half Goal To Sink Yale
    September 22, 2013
    A disturbing trend has emerged as the Yale women’s soccer team prepares for next Saturday’s Ivy League opener against Princeton. In each of the last two games, the Bulldogs have allowed a goal in the final minute of the first half. It was particularly damaging on Sunday against Fairfield as it turned out to be the only goal of the game as the Stags edged the Bulldogs 1-0.
  • Busy Stretch Continues With Two Games This Weekend
    September 20, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team concludes a three-games-in-five-day stretch with two games this weekend. The Bulldogs host Sacred Heart on Friday at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium and then travel to Fairfield on Sunday for a 2 p.m. kickoff.
  • Two First-Half Goals Lead Sacred Heart Past Yale
    September 20, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team dug itself an early hole Friday against Sacred Heart and couldn’t quite recover. The result was a 2-1 loss to the Pioneers on a gorgeous night at Reese Stadium.
  • Bulldogs Blank Hartford 2-0
    September 18, 2013
    The Yale women’s soccer team used a balanced performance to knock off America East preseason favorite Hartford on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs scored a pair of goals off corner kicks and limited the Hawks’ scoring chances in a very efficient 2-0 victory on a chilly night at Reese Stadium.
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