First Ivy Road Game
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After playing their first three Ivy League games in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium, it is time for the Bulldogs to hit the road in league action. Yale travels to Philadelphia on Saturday to meet Penn. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is slated for 7 p.m.
Here are notes on an important Ivy League contest:
* The Bulldogs (4-6-1) are 1-1-1 in Ivy play. They are one of three teams with four points. Columbia and Dartmouth both have seven points to share the league lead. The Lions and Big Green meet Saturday night in Hanover.
* Yale is coming off an impressive 1-0 victory over Cornell last Saturday. Cameron Riach scored the only goal of the game at 36:58, and the Bulldogs' defense limited the Big Red to only seven shots. Riach was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday for his performance.
* All four of Yale's victories have come by shutout.
* The Bulldogs feature a balanced offensive attack. Yale does not have anyone in the league's top 10 in goals or points, but four players have scored two goals. In all, seven different players have scored, and 12 have at least one point.
* First year goalkeeper Tom Wallenstein has started the last three games and has played with poise and confidence. He posted his first career shutout last week against Cornell.
* Yale's last eight games at Penn have been decided by one goal or ended in a tie. Two years ago, Riach's first career goal earned the Bulldogs a 1-1 tie at Rhodes. In 2013, Penn escaped with a 3-2 overtime victory. Yale's last win in Philly was a 2-1 decision in 2011.
* Penn leads the all-time series 46-44-10.
The Quakers (2-9-1, 0-2-1 Ivy) are coming off a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Villanova on Tuesday. Penn's two Ivy losses are to league leaders Columbia and Dartmouth. Joe Swenson has been Penn's leading offensive threat. He has four goals and nine points. Jerel Blades has added a pair of goals. Scott Forbes has seen a majority of time in goal and has a 2.14 goals against average.
The Bulldogs are back on the road on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Columbia.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity