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Ivy Play Continues At Harvard

Lydia Shaw (Steve Musco photo)
Lydia Shaw (Steve Musco photo)

Bulldogs Seek Second Straight Victory Over Crimson

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Bulldogs have plenty of experience playing away from the friendly confines of Reese Stadium this fall. Their first five games were on the road so they should be quite comfortable when they travel to Harvard for their first Ivy away game. Kickoff at Jordan Field is slated for 7 p.m. and ESPN+ has the video.

Here are notes:

  • Yale's four-game winning streak was snapped last Saturday against then No. 25 Princeton. It was the first loss for the Bulldogs at Reese since late in the 2016 season.
  • The Bulldogs feature two of the Ivy League's top seven scorers in Noelle Higginson, who is tied for second with 11 points, and first year Saje Brar, who is tied for sixth with eight points.
  • Through nine games, Higginson has played 791 of a possible 824 minutes. Senior back Mackenzie Marsh is second on the team with 772 minutes played.
  • The Bulldogs' 15 assists are the second most in the league.
  • Yale is looking for its second straight win over Harvard. Last year in New Haven, three different Bulldogs scored in a 3-0 victory.
  • Last year's game with the Crimson was particularly memorable for Christine Oberhausen, who scored her first career goal.
  • The last four games between the teams in Cambridge have been decided by one goal or ended in a tie.

SCOUTING HARVARD

The Crimson (3-4-1, 0-0-1) opened Ivy play with a scoreless tie against Penn last weekend. All three of Harvard's victories have come by shutout, including a 4-0 win over Syracuse. Leah Mohammadi and Sophie Hirst lead the team with four and three goals, respectively, while Murphy Agnew has dished a team-leading three assists. Senior Danielle Etzel has started six of eight games between the posts, where she has made 18 saves with 3.5 shutouts. Her .900 save percentage and 0.35 goals-against average rank 11th and seventh, respectively, on the national level.

Yale at Harvard

Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. (Jordan Field)
Video: ESPN+ | Live Stats

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