Nov. 3, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - It doesn't take much analysis to figure out the key for Yale in Saturday's game with Brown. The Bulldogs must contain the Bears high-powered offense. In 16 games, Brown has scored 35 goals. Kathryn Moos leads the Ivy League in points with 34 (14 goals, 6 assists) and Jill Mansfield (5th, 19 points) and Lindsay Cunningham (6th, 18 points) are also in the top six.
All the offense has led to a successful season. The Bears are 9-3-4 overall and 3-1-2 in Ivy play. Brown was 5-10-2 overall last year and had a 1-4-2 Ivy mark.
"Brown is doing very well this year," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith. "They are always tough beat at home, and we haven't had a lot of success against them their."
In fact, Brown leads the all-time series 20-9-1, but Yale has won the last two meetings, including a 3-0 victory last year that clinched the Ivy League title for the Bulldogs. Mimi Macauley, Crysti Howser and Emma Whitfield each scored in the win.
Yale (7-7-2, 2-3-1 Ivy) is coming off its best offensive game of the season. The Bulldogs scored a season-high four goals in a victory over Quinnipiac on Wednesday night in the home finale at Reese Stadium. Twenty-four players appeared in the game.
With a win over Brown, Yale would clinch its sixth straight winning season.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity