September 10, 2004

Yale Upsets 17th-Ranked UConn 2-0

Sept. 10, 2004

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Christina Huang and April Siuda both scored and Sarah Walker made six saves in goal to post her second straight shutout as Yale upset 17th-ranked UConn 2-0 before a raucous crowd of 1,012 at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium. The Bulldogs improved to 4-0, equaling the best start in school history, and denied UConn coach Len Tsantiris his 400th overall victory. Yale also started 4-0 in 1998 and 1992.

"These kids are unbelievable," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith. "This is what happens when you leave it all out on the field, and that's what we've been doing."

Huang opened the scoring at 34:54 when she blasted a shot past UConn goalkeeper Megan Jessee from 25 yards out. It was her second goal of the season. April Siuda then gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead when she scored at 57:58.

UConn (1-3) outshot Yale 12-8. The Bulldogs have now not allowed a goal in their last seven halves. The only goal Yale has allowed all season came in the first half of the season opener at UMass.

Jessee finished with fives for the Huskies, who reached the final of the NCAA College Cup last year before falling to North Carolina.

The Bulldogs return to action on Sunday when they host Central Connecticut at 3:30 p.m. UConn and Hartford play in the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium at 1 p.m.

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