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Bulldogs Back Home To Host Penn On Alumni Day

Bulldogs Back Home To Host Penn On Alumni Day

First Home Game In Three Weeks

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After three straight weekends on the road, the Yale women's soccer team is back in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium to host Penn on Saturday. Kickoff on Alumni Day is slated for 4 p.m. and the Ivy League Digital Network has the video.

All three games during the road stretch were decided by one. The Bulldogs (5-5-3, 1-2-1 Ivy) are coming off a 2-1 loss at Cornell last Saturday. Yale had a big edge in play for most of the game, outshooting the Big Red 24-9 and having all nine corner kicks, but Cornell capitalized on its few offensive opportunities.

Aerial Chavarin remains the leading freshman scorer in the Ivy League with nine goals. Michelle Alozie, Sofia Griff and Sarah McCauley each have three goals for the Bulldogs.

The Quakers (7-3-1, 1-2-1 Ivy) have yielded only two goals in their last five games. Penn leads the Ivy League with 26 goals and has scored 14 goals in its last five games but only has 3-1-1 record over the stretch. The Quakers lost a heartbreaking 1-0 overtime decision against Ivy unbeaten Columbia on Oct. 8 and earned a 1-1 draw at Dartmouth last Saturday. Emma Loving (6 goals) and Sasha Stephens (4) lead Penn's offense.

Yale leads the all-time with the Quakers 13-8-6, but Penn earned a 2-1 victory in Philadelphia last year.

As part of the Alumni Day activities, there will be a moment of silence before kickoff to remember Molly Woodroofe '97, who passed away this summer following a valliant battle with cancer.

Molly was an inspiration to her teammates while at Yale and after she graduated. She earned three letters for the Bulldogs and was a second team All-Ivy selection as a senior in 1996, helping the Bulldogs post an outstanding 13-5-1 overall record.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity