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Bulldogs Fall At Penn

Archie Kinnane (Photo courtesy of Don Felice)
Archie Kinnane (Photo courtesy of Don Felice)

Yuste Scores For Yale

Yale ran into a very opportunistic Penn team Saturday in Philadelphia. The Bulldogs limited the Quakers to only eight shots but four of them found the back of the net and Penn went on to a 4-1 victory on an unusually mild fall evening at Rhodes Field.

Miguel Yuste scored for Yale.

The Bulldogs outshot Penn 14-8 in the game and had a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks.

The Quakers (3-9-1, 1-2-1 Ivy) struck first when Joe Swenson scored on a penalty kick at 4:49.

Swenson also had a role on the second and third goals. He made a nifty pass to Jake Kohlbrenner, who finished at 9:03 to give Penn a 2-0 lead. Swenson then tallied his second goal of the game less than five minutes later when he fired a shot in from the  upper right corner of the box.

Yuste's goal came in the 22nd minute when he one-timed a clearing attempt over the head of Penn goalkeeper Scott Forbes.

The Bulldogs had a 9-4 edge in shots in the second half, but it was Penn that got the only goal. And once again it was Swenson that did the damage. He completed the hat trick at 64:18 off an assist from Dami Omitaomu.

"This was a really weird game tonight, and we obviously dug ourselves a very big hole in the first 15 minutes which is tough to climb out of, but I was really happy with how we played after that," said Kylie Stannard, The 5K Corral Head Coach of the Bulldogs. "Penn seems to be our kryptonite. The difference from last year, though, is that we had a really off game last year whereas this year, we dominated possession and chances by a good bit, but we allowed a couple of bad goals early, which is very uncharacteristic for this team.

"We always knew Penn was better than their record, and they have been pretty unfortunate in some games because they have some dangerous attacking pieces. Unfortunately, they all seemed to be clicking against us tonight. It's a disappointing result but we have to take the positives form the overall performance and put this behind us."

The Bulldogs are back in action next Sunday when they play at Columbia at 1 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity