Bulldogs Seek Better Than .500 Overall Record
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale wraps up the 2016 season with a trip to Brown on Saturday. Kickoff at Stevenson-Pincince Field is slated for 3:30 p.m. and the Ivy League Digital Network has the video.
The Bulldogs (6-6-3, 2-3-1 Ivy) are coming off a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over Columbia last Saturday. Yale scored with 10 seconds left in the second half to force the extra period, and then tallied the game-winner just 2:17 into overtime.
Yale has a chance to finish with a winning overall record for the 12th time in the last 15 years and could nab its most Ivy wins since 2011.
With only five seniors on the roster, the future looks bright for the Bulldogs. Twenty-one of the team's 23 goals this season have been scored by players who will return next year. Aerial Chavarin leads the team with nine goals and has one more opportunity to enhance her Ivy League Rookie of the Year candidacy. Chavarin was named the league's rookie of the week for the third time this season on Monday after assisting on both goals in the win over Columbia.
Chavarin will face a stiff test against a Brown defense that has yielded only seven goals on the season. Bears' goalkeeper Christine Etzel ranks third in the NCAA in save percentage (0.914), seventh in goals-against average (0.434) and 15th in shutouts (nine).
Brown (8-2-5, 3-1-2 Ivy) will honor its four seniors prior to kickoff.
Yale – and Sarah McCauley in particular – enjoyed its last trip to Providence. McCauley scored both goals as the Bulldogs edged the Bears 2-1 in 2014. Brown won last year's game 2-1 at Reese Stadium and leads the all-time series 24-16-2.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity