Yale Cruises In Home Opener

Yale Cruises In Home Opener

Sept. 5, 2004

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Mimi Macauley had a goal and an assist as Yale cruised to a 3-0 victory over Manhattan in its home opener at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium. Laurel Karnes and Stefanie Delvecchio also scored for the Bulldogs, who have won their first two games by a combined score of 7-1. Yale outshot the Jaspers 29-3.

"We were a little sluggish at the start but that was probably because we played on Friday," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith. "It's nice to get a shutout, and if we can continue to score three or four goals a game, we should be fine."

The Bulldogs opened the season with a 4-1 win over UMass on Friday.

Yale outshot Manhattan 13-1 in the first half but the game was scoreless at the intermission. The Bulldogs finally broke through when Macauley scored on a penalty kick at 53:45. She was awarded the kick after being pulled down in the box. Less than 10 minutes later, Karnes tallied her first goal of the season when she knocked in a Macauley cross. Delvecchio, a freshman, scored her first career goal at 79:16 to complete the scoring.

Sarah Walker and Chloe Beizer combined to post the shutout in goal for Yale. Walker played the first half, while Beizer made two saves in the final 45 minutes to earn the victory.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Tuesday night when they host Sacred Heart at 7 p.m. at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium.