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Mahea Heimuli (Steve Musco photo)
Mahea Heimuli (Steve Musco photo)

Bulldogs Seek Third Straight Win

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale erupted for a season-high six goals in Wednesday's victory at Delaware State. The Bulldogs will need to be at the top of their game offensively again on Saturday when they host Penn. The Quakers have yielded just three goals in 12 games this fall. Kickoff on Alumnae Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 1 p.m. It's the start of a big day at Reese as the Yale men host Penn at 4 p.m. ESPN+ has the video.

Here are notes on the matchup:

  • The Bulldogs (7-5-1) are playing their first home game since the Sept. 22 Ivy League opener vs. Princeton.
  • Yale has won two straight games, including the impressive 6-2 victory at Delaware State on Wednesday.
  • Noelle Higginson, who had a goal and two assists on Wednesday, leads the Ivy League with seven assists. In addition, she is third in the league with 15 points.
  • Aerial Chavarin, who also scored and had two assists in the win over DSU, has a team-best five goals, which is tied for the fourth most in the league.
  • First year Saje Brar had the first multi-goal game of her career on Wednesday. She has four goals on the season and is a two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week selection.
  • Yale leads the all-time series with Penn 13-10-6. The Quakers, though, won the last meeting – 3-1 last fall in Philadelphia.


The Quakers (10-1-1) sit atop the Ivy League standings with a 3-0-1 league mark. Penn's only loss on the season was a 1-0 decision to then No. 13 North Carolina State. The Quakers have yet to allow a goal in Ivy play. Their only blemish was a scoreless tie with Harvard on Sept. 22. Emily Sands (6) and Kelsey Andrews (4) have combined to score 10 of Penn's 20 goals. The Quakers have won four straight games and are unbeaten in their last nine.

Penn at Yale

Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.
Video: ESPN+  | Live Stats

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity