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Bulldogs Host Dartmouth On Grassroot Soccer Day

DJ Palmer (Steve Musco photo)
DJ Palmer (Steve Musco photo)

Opening Game Of Doubleheader

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It's another Saturday at Reese Stadium for the Bulldogs. Dartmouth visits for a 1 p.m. kickoff on Grassroot Soccer Day. It's also the start of a busy day of soccer as the Yale-Dartmouth women's game follows at 4 p.m.

During the men's game, the team will be raising money for Grassroots Soccer, an international adolescent health organization that educates, inspires, and mobilizes young people to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthier, more productive lives. Grassroot Soccer's work in Southern Africa and throughout the world connects at-risk young people with the mentors, information, and health services they need to thrive, and empowers adolescents to make educated choices about pressing health challenges such as HIV/AIDS, sexual health, gender-based violence, and malaria. To date, Grassroot Soccer has reached more than 2 million young people in 50 countries.

There will be a table set up to accept donations from fans at the game. In addition, donations can be made at https://impact.grassrootsoccer.org/team/136405

Here are notes on the Yale-Dartmouth game:

* The Bulldogs (3-5) opened Ivy League play with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Harvard last Saturday. Yale had the better of the play for a majority of the game, but the Crimson scored twice in the last 10 minutes to escape with the win.

* Aldo Quevedo scored for the Bulldogs midway through the second half. It was his second goal of the season, which is tied for the team lead. Kyle Kenagy and John Leisman also have two goals.

* Yale has outscored its opponents 7-2 in the first half. The Bulldogs have not scored in the second half of a game.

* The Bulldogs have yielded only nine goals in eight games.

* All three of Yale's victories have come by shutout.

* The Bulldogs have won two of the last three games with Dartmouth at Reese Stadium. The Big Green, though, took the last meeting in New Haven, 1-0 in 2015. Dartmouth has won three straight in the series, but Yale leads all-time 39-35-7.

SCOUTING DARTMOUTH

The Big Green (7-2, 1-0 Ivy) is one of the hottest teams in the nation. Dartmouth, the three-time defending Ivy League champion, has won seven straight games after opening the season with back-to-back 1-0 road losses to Michigan State and Michigan. In addition, the Big Green, who received votes in this week's United Soccer Coaches' national poll, has scored 16 goals in its last five games.

WHAT'S NEXT

The Bulldogs take a break from Ivy League play when they travel to Lafayette next Tuesday.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity