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Road Stretch Continues At Columbia

Josh Totte (Steve Musco photo)
Josh Totte (Steve Musco photo)

Second Of Three Straight Games Away From Home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Bulldogs are back on the road this weekend when they travel to Columbia for a rare Sunday afternoon Ivy League game. Kickoff at Rocco Commisso Stadium is slated for 1 p.m.

Here are some notes on an important Ivy League game.

* The Bulldogs (1-2-1 Ivy) enter the weekend tied for fifth in the Ivy League standings. Yale, though, is only one point behind fourth-place Harvard and three shy of Columbia and Cornell, who are tied for second with seven points.

* The Bulldogs have had the better of the play for stretches of all four of their league games. Yale is outshooting its opponents 42-30 in Ivy play. The Bulldogs also hold a 21-6 edge in corner kicks in Ivy games.

* Sophomore Miguel Yuste is developing into a serious scoring threat. He scored Yale's goal last Saturday at Penn and also scored in the tie with first-place Dartmouth on Oct. 7.

* Yuste is one of five players with two goals on the season, joining Kyle Kenagy, John Leisman, Aldo Quevedo and Cameron Riach.

* The last eight Yale-Columbia games have been decided by one goal or ended in a tie.

* The Bulldogs lead the all-time series 31-27-8, but Columbia has won the last three meetings, including a 1-0 victory at Reese Stadium.

SCOUTING COLUMBIA

The Lions (7-2-3, 2-1-1 Ivy) are coming off an impressive 2-0 victory at Rutgers on Wednesday. Columbia started Ivy play with three straight shutouts – 3-0 victories over Brown and Penn and a scoreless tie with Princeton – before suffering a 2-1 loss at Dartmouth. Arthur Bosua leads the Ieague with 18 points and shares the league lead with seven goals. John Denis has four goals. Goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira has played every minute and has a 0.47 goals against average.

WHAT'S NEXT

The Bulldogs take a break from Ivy League play and travel to UConn on Halloween.

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