October 1, 2007

Maggie Westfal Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Oct. 1, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Maggie Westfal, who scored the game-winning goal in victories over both Boston University and Harvard, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday. Westfal has a goal in four straight games, all wins for the Bulldogs.

Against Harvard, her goal just 3:04 into overtime set off a celebration for the overflow crowd at Reese Stadium. It came when she settled a cross from Kate Macauley and fired a hard shot through Harvard goalkeeper Lauren Mann. Westfal also assisted on Yale's first goal when she dribbled toward the end line and centered a ball to Caitlin Collins, who knocked it into the net.

Earlier in the week, Westfal scored the only goal of the game, working a beautiful give-and-go with Becky Brown, as the Bulldogs topped Boston University in a key regional game.

Westfal is tied for third in the Ivy League with five goals and is tied for fourth in points with 12. Three of her goals have been game-winners.

In addition, goalkeeper Susan Starr was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll. Starr played the first half against both BU and Harvard and did not allow a goal. She leads the Ivy League in goals against average (0.44) and save percentage (.920).

The Bulldogs have a pair of home games this week, hosting Quinnipiac on Wednesday and Dartmouth on Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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