Bulldogs Kick Off Season Sept. 6 Against Stony Brook
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It won't take long for Yale women's soccer coach Rudy Meredith to get a gauge of his 2013 squad. Two of the Bulldogs' first three opponents made the NCAA Tournament last year. The 17-game schedule kicks off with a home game against Stony Brook on Sept. 6. In all, the Bulldogs will play seven games in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium, where they went 6-2-1 last year.
Here is a closer look at the 2013 schedule:
Fri., Sept. 6 STONY BROOK 7 p.m.
Note: Seawolves won America East Tournament last year, lost to Maryland 2-0 in first round of NCAA Tournament. One of 12 victories came over Yale on Long Island.
Sun., Sept. 8 at UMass-Lowell 2 p.m.
Note: River Hawks in their first year at Division I level. Game with Yale will be their first Division I home game.
Fri., Sept. 13 at Georgetown 3 p.m.
Note: Bulldogs face the Hoyas for the first time since 2003. Georgetown won a school-record 16 games last fall and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Sun., Sept. 15 at Towson 1 p.m.
Note: First meeting between the teams.
Wed., Sept. 18 HARTFORD 7 p.m.
Note: Bulldogs have won five straight over the Hawks after losing the first 16 games between the teams.
Fri., Sept. 20 SACRED HEART 7 p.m.
Note: Bulldogs one of four Ivy League opponents for Sacred Heart.
Sun., Sept. 22 at Fairfield 2 p.m.
Note: Bulldogs have outscored Stags 13-1 in the last six meetings.
Sat., Sept. 28 at Princeton 4 p.m.
Note: Tigers won Ivy League title last fall with 7-0 record and reached second round of NCAA Tournament.
Sat. Oct. 5 HARVARD 4 p.m.
Note: Yale has dropped four straight to the Crimson, three of which have been by one goal.
Mon., Oct. 7 at Central Connecticut 7 p.m.
Note: Bulldogs are 14-0 all-time against the Blue Devils.
Sat., Oct. 12 DARTMOUTH 4 p.m.
Note: Big Green preparation for 2013 included 10-day trip to London, Scotland in June.
Mon., Oct. 14 at Marist 7 p.m.
Note: Marist junior Amanda Epstein finished seventh in the nation with six game-winning goals last fall.
Sat., Oct. 19 Cornell 6:30 p.m.
Note: Bulldogs have won the last five games against Cornell in Reese Stadium.
Sat., Oct. 26 at Penn 5 p.m.
Note: Quakers are 14-4-3 in Ivy League play over the last three years.
Sat., Nov. 2 at Columbia 7 p.m.
Note: Last two meetings between the teams have ended in a tie.
Fri., Nov. 8 BROWN 7 p.m.
Note: Last home game for Yale's five seniors, who will be honored prior to kick off.
Sun., Nov. 10 at Brown 1 p.m.
Note: Teams conclude the regular season with a game that won't count in the Ivy League standings.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity