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Bulldogs Host Princeton In Ivy Opener

Kiki Lobben (Steve Musco photo)
Kiki Lobben (Steve Musco photo)

Defending Champion Tigers Visit Reese On Saturday At 4 p.m.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale will get a big test to start Ivy League play when defending champion and No. 25 Princeton visits Reese Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. and ESPN+ has the video.

Here are notes on the Ivy opener:

The Bulldogs (5-2-1) have won four straight games and are unbeaten in their last five. The winning streak is Yale's longest since the start of the 2017 season (6).

Yale shares the league lead with 15 assists and are second in goals per game (1.62).

Noelle Higginson is tied for the league lead with five assists.

First year Saje Brar has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week in each of the last two weeks. She had a hand in three of Yale's four goals in victories over Long Island and Robert Morris last week. Brar is tied for third in the league with four assists.

The Bulldogs have outscored their opponents 9-3 in the first half.

Seven different Bulldogs have scored on the season.

Yale's first Ivy game has come against Princeton in every season since 2008. Last year, the Tigers edged the Bulldogs 2-0. In the last meeting at Reese Stadium, Aerial Chavarin's second-half goal earned Yale a 1-1 tie.

SCOUTING PRINCETON

The Tigers (5-2-1) have allowed only six goals in their eight games. Princeton, the favorite in the league's preseason poll, feature one of the Ivy's top scoring threat in Mimi Asom, who has a league best six goals. Asom, a first team All-Ivy selection last year, enters the weekend with 37 goals and 82 career points. The 37 goals put her fifth in program history, two back of Emily Behncke '06 for fourth, and the 82 points tie her for sixth with Lauren Lazo '15. The Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament a year ago.

Princeton at Yale

Saturday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m.
Video: ESPN+ | Live Stats

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity