The Dartmouth men’s soccer team travels to Yale to continue Ivy League play on Saturday afternoon.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
Yale enters the match with a 3-5-0 record, including one loss in conference play to Harvard last weekend. Kyle Kenagy, John Leisman and Aldo Quevedo have scored two goals each, leading the Bulldog offense, and Nicky Downs is first in assists with two. Junior goalkeeper Kees Schipper has played all eight games in the net, holding a save percentage of .625 with 15 saves and nine goals allowed.
LAST TIME AGAINST YALE
In October of 2016, the Big Green hosted Yale, and came away with a 2-0 win. Senior Matt Danilack scored the first goal for the home team, followed by a goal from former Dartmouth player Matt Green. The series record is led by the Bulldogs, 39-34-6.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green are coming off a 3-0 win over Hofstra at home Tuesday. Wyatt Omsberg scored on a penalty kick in the second half, starting momentum for the Dartmouth offense. Noah Paravicini and Justin Donawa scored the next two goals to secure the win.
ON A HOT STREAK
Tuesday’s win over the Pride was the seventh-straight win for the Big Green, making this season the first time since 1990 that the team has recorded as many straight wins. The 1990 squad won nine-straight games on the back end of its season.
PROTECTING THE NET
Freshman goalkeeper Christopher Palacios is not only leading the Ivy League in goals against average and shutouts, but is also ranked second nationally in his goals against average with .257 and is tied for 16th in the nation with a save percentage of .833, where he is second in the conference.
Dartmouth will have a break next week with no midweek action, but traveling to Penn for a Saturday matchup on October 14 at 7 p.m.