Sept. 12, 2004
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Jamie Ortega and Alicia Fujii each scored as Yale blanked Central Connecticut 2-0 to improve to 5-0 for the first time in school history. Sarah Walker made one save to earn the victory in goal for the Bulldogs, who posted their fourth straight shutout. Yale hasn't allowed a goal in nearly 440 minutes and should be among the national leaders in goals against average when the NCAA statistics are released on Tuesday.
"We've got an experienced defense, and they work well together as a team," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith, who saw his team's goals against average improve to 0.20. "They are a nice group to coach."
The Bulldogs were coming off a 2-0 victory over 17th-ranked Connecticut on Friday.
"I was a little concerned about a letdown, so we talked about that before the game," Meredith said.
Yale controlled play for much of the game, outshooting the Blue Devils 15-4, including 10-1 in the second half.
Ortega opened the scoring in the 28th minute when she lofted a direct kick from 15 yards out over the head of Central goalkeeper Ashley Ferra. Fujii added an insurance goal midway through the second half when she deflected in Laurel Karnes' direct kick.
The Bulldogs head to California next weekend. They take on Santa Clara on Friday at 5 p.m. and Stanford on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.