2020 Schedule Preview: Yale Bulldogs

(Photo Courtesy of Yale Athletics)

The Yale Bulldogs are the 19th DI program to announce their 2020 schedule. The Bulldogs come into the 2020 season after 2019 season where they went 15-4 overall, 7-2 in the Ivy League, lost in the Ivy League championship to Penn, and lost in the national championship to Virginia.

2020 Schedule

Date Home Team Road Team Notes
2/1 Syracuse Yale Scrimmage
2/8 Yale Fairfield Scrimmage
2/15 Villanova Yale
2/22 Penn State Yale
2/29 UMass Yale
3/7 Yale Michigan Pacific Coast Shootout (Costa Mesa, CA)
3/14 Cornell Yale Ivy League
3/21 Yale Princeton Ivy League
3/28 Yale Penn Ivy League
3/21 Yale Merrimack
4/4 Dartmouth Yale Ivy League
4/11 Brown Yale Ivy League
4/18 Yale UAlbany
4/21 Yale Quinnipiac
4/25 Yale Harvard Ivy League

Key Games

2/15 @ Villanova

Villanova defeated Yale in overtime the Eli’s season opener for the second consecutive time last season. Facing Villanova on the road this season, Yale will be looking to get some payback for their  last two meetings and earn their first win against the Wildcats in Philadelphia since 2017.

2/22 @ Penn State

Yale is 3-0 all-time against the Nittany Lions after taking them down in the regular season and the NCAA semifinals last season. Once again, this should be a very tight one and come down to the wire like the past few contests between these two.

3/28 vs Penn

Last season, the Yale-Penn series was one of the most intense and competitive series in the country. Penn took down Yale in the regular season and in the Ivy League championship, but the Eli’s prevailed in their NCAA quarterfinal matchup against the Quakers. Both teams return a ton of talent which should only add more fuel to the fire in this matchup, which, once again, could be the first of multiple between these two. 

4/25 vs Harvard

Nicknamed “The Game” in college football, these two schools have a history dating back over one hundred years in nearly every sport, including lacrosse. While Yale has dominated Harvard the past two seasons with their last loss to the Crimson coming in 2017, a new head coach, staff, and energy at Harvard may change things this season. And above all, it is still very much a heated rivalry.










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