October 3, 2006

Bulldogs Host Fairfield Wednesday

Oct. 3, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs are approaching the home stretch of the 2006 season and appear to be peaking at the right time. Yale (5-4-1) has won four of its last five games. The only loss in that stretch was an overtime decision to 12th-ranked Boston University. The Bulldogs hope to continue their strong play when they host Fairfield on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Reese Stadium.

Yale had two players - goalkeeper Susan Starr and freshman Andrea Bouchard - named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday. Starr made two saves in posting her third shutout of the season against Harvard on Saturday, while Bouchard scored the only goal of the game.

Yale and Dartmouth are tied atop the Ivy League standings with 2-0 records. The two teams meet on Sunday in Hanover, N.H. Columbia is third with a 1-0-1 mark, while Penn and Harvard are both 1-1.

The Stags (4-3-4) are unbeaten in their last six games. Casey Frobey leads the team in scoring with 14 points (6 goals, 2 assists). Ahna Johnson has three goals and one assist and Alex Caram has two goals and two assists. Brett Maron has started all 11 games in goal and has a 1.05 goals against average with three shutouts.

Yale has won three straight games against Fairfield, including a 1-0 decision last year in Fairfield. The Stags, though, did make an appearance in Reese Stadium last year. It came in the first round of the NCAA College Cup, a 4-0 loss to Duke.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity