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Columbia Visits On Grassroot Soccer Day

Logan Sullivan (Steve Musco photo)
Logan Sullivan (Steve Musco photo)

Bulldogs, Lions Both In Hunt For Ivy Title

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale begins the stretch run of the Ivy League season by hosting Columbia on Saturday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 1 p.m. and ESPN+ has the video. Both the Bulldogs and Lions remain in the hunt for the Ivy title, but both have little margin for error.

Yale also is proud to be involved in a special cause this weekend in raising funds for Grassroot Soccer. Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is an international adolescent health organization that educates, inspires and mobilizes young people to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthier, more productive lives. GRS uses the power of soccer to connect 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, sexual health, gender-based violence, and malaria. GRS's evidence-based programs, led by trained local facilitators, incorporate soccer into dynamic lessons about health and wellness that engage young people and break down cultural barriers.

With proven results and a constant focus on research and innovation, GRS has reached over 2 million young people in nearly 50 countries.

To find out more, visit www.grassrootsoccer.org.

To make a donation, visit https://impact.grassrootsoccer.org/yale2018

Here are notes on Yale's big game with Columbia:

  • The Bulldogs (6-4-3, 1-1-2 Ivy) are unbeaten in their last three games.
  • Yale enters the day tied for fourth place in the Ivy League with five points. The Bulldogs, though, only trail first-place Princeton by five points and are just four points behind Cornell and Columbia, who each have nine points. After Columbia, Yale has games remaining against Brown (away) and Princeton (home).
  • Kyle Kenagy, who scored Yale's goal in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Penn, was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday. Kenagy has scored in two of the Bulldogs' last three games.
  • Paolo Carroll is second in the league in points with 12 (4 goals, 4 assists). He is a three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week selection.
  • The Bulldogs lead the Ivy League with 25 assists and have scored 18 goals, which is the second most.
  • With six victories, Yale has already surpassed last year's total. A victory over Columbia would assure the Bulldogs of a winning overall record for the first time since 2011.

SCOUTING COLUMBIA

Columbia (7-4-1, 3-1 Ivy) is coming off a 2-1 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday. Eleven different Lions have scored at least one goal this season. Kynan Rocks leads the team with four goals. Columbia has yielded just nine goals, which is tied with Princeton for the fewest in the league. Sebastian Gunbeyi was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Monday after scoring the game-winning goal vs. Dartmouth last Friday.

Columbia at Yale

Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m.
ESPN+ Video | Live Stats

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