Sept. 27, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Expect a low-scoring game when Yale and Harvard meet in the Ivy League opener for both teams on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium. Both teams have impressive streaks going without allowing a goal. The Bulldogs have posted three straight shutouts and have allowed only one goal in their last four games, while the Crimson haven't allowed a goal since losing to Boston College on Sept. 9, a string of four straight games.
Both teams are coming off 1-0 victories. Yale (4-4) edged Boston University 1-0 on Tuesday night. Maggie Westfal, who leads the team with four goals, scored the only goal of the game in the 14th minute. She has scored in three straight matches and has at least one point in four of the last five games.
The Crimson (5-2-1) feature one of the top freshmen in the Ivy League in Katherine Sheeleigh. She was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Monday after scoring three goals in a 4-0 win over Central Connecticut and leads the team with five goals and 10 points.
Lauren Mann has played every minute of every game in goal and has a 0.60 goals against average.
Yale is 3-1-1 in its last five games against the Crimson and the last six games between the schools have been decided by one goal or ended in a tie. Last year in Cambridge, Andrea Bouchard scored her first career goal as the Bulldogs escaped with a 1-0 victory. Harvard leads the all-time series 25-7-1.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity