The following press release was passed on by Aaron Athey:
Bulldogs Hosting Iroquois Nationals on Oct. 4th at Reese Stadium, 7 p.m.
The Yale men's lacrosse team opens its 2008-09 schedule on Oct. 4 by hosting the Iroquois Nationals in a 7 p.m. exhibition game at Reese Stadium. The price of admission is $5.
This will be the second straight fall that the Iroquois and Bulldogs have played. Last October in Madison, Conn., attacker Tyler Casertano '08 tallied four goals in a 12-6 Yale victory at the Surf Club's Strong Field.
The Iroquois Confederacy is credited with inventing the modern game of lacrosse, playing it long before Europeans came to North America. The modern international long-stick game was created by the Iroquois. Iroquois tribes are the indigenous people of areas in what is now New York State and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Also known as the Six Nations, the Confederacy consists of the Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Mohawk, Seneca and Tuscarora tribes. The alliance created the first United Nations in North America and maintains the oldest continuously operating government on the continent. In 1987, Congress recognized the contributions of the Iroquois people to the democratic principles of the U.S. Constitution.
DIRECTIONS TO REESE STADIUM
From Merritt and Wilbur Cross Parkways: Take Exit 57 (Route 34 East) directly to the Yale Fields, or take Exit 59 (Whalley Avenue) and follow Yale Bowl Signs to the Yale Fields.
From I-95: Take Eastbound Exit 44 or Westbound Exit 45 to Route 10 and follow Yale Bowl signs. Or, take Exit 47 (Downtown) and follow Route 34 to the Yale Fields.
From Downtown New Haven: Go north on Chapel Street, then turn left on Derby Avenue (Route34) to the fields. From I-91: Take Exit 1 (Downtown) and follow Route 34 to the Yale Fields.
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