October 23, 2008

No Place Like Home; Bulldogs Host Penn Saturday

Oct. 23, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale hasn't played in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium since a 2-0 victory over Bryant on Oct. 1. That will change on Saturday when defending Ivy League champion Penn comes to New Haven. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. and fans can follow live stats of the game from GameTracker. In addition, free audio is available at wybc.com.

The Bulldogs (7-5-1, 2-2 Ivy) have been tough to beat at home, winning 13 of their last 15 games at Reese. Yale stayed in the Ivy race by going 2-1 on a three-game road stretch, including a 3-1 victory at Cornell last Saturday.

A pair of Bulldogs - Emma Whitfield and Miyuki Hino - were named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday. Whitfield had two goals in the win over the Big Red, and Hino scored once. Hino has three goals in her last two games.

The Quakers (8-4-2, 2-1-1 Ivy) are coming off a 3-0 victory over Rider on Wednesday. Sarah Friedman leads the Ivy League in assists with 14. Kristin Kaiser and Natalie Capuano share the team lead with five goals apiece. Sara Rose has seen a majority of the action in goal and has a 1.08 goals against average. The Quakers have outscored their opponents 32-15 on the season.

Last year in Philadelphia, Penn edged the Bulldogs 2-1. Jessica Fuccello scored both goals for the Quakers. Natalia Mann scored for Yale on a penalty kick.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity