Quakers Top Defensive Team In Ivy League
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.
Here are storylines for the game:
• Yale's Melissa Gavin enters the game as the Ivy League's top scorer with nine goals. She'll be facing a Penn defense that has yielded only five goals all season and is second in the nation, allowing just 0.36 goals per game. Penn has posted six straight shutouts and hasn't allowed a goal in the month of October.
• The Bulldogs (7-5, 2-2 Ivy) have posted back-to-back shutouts, beating Marist 4-0 and Cornell 1-0 last Saturday.
• Goalkeeper Elise Wilcox has allowed just three goals in her last seven appearances, posting a 0.67 goals against average during that stretch. Wilcox is fourth in the Ivy League in save percentage (.826) and third in saves (38). Rachel Ames, who has appeared in nine games in goal but has missed the last two with an injury, is second in the league with 43 saves.
• Penn (10-1-3, 3-1 Ivy) is unbeaten in its last seven games.
• Kerry Scalora leads the Quakers with five goals.
• Yale leads the all-time series with Penn 13-7-4, but the Quakers have won the last three meetings, including a 2-0 decision last year at Reese Stadium.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity