Yale Earns Spot on WBCA’s Academic Top 25The Yale University women’s basketball team was recognized by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday as one of its honorees on the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2012-13 season.
Yale Women’s Basketball Announces Class of 2017Yale Head Coach Chris Gobrecht announced that guards Lena Munzer and Meghan McIntyre and forwards Katie Werner and Elizabeth Haley will join the Yale roster as freshmen for the 2013-14 season beginning this fall.
Yale Names Janna Graf Captain for 2013-14 SeasonThe Yale University women’s basketball team announced Friday that guard Janna Graf (Mission Woods, Kan./Shawnee Mission East) has been named the team’s captain for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
Halejian Named to All-Ivy League First TeamSarah Halejian, Megan Vasquez and Janna Graf were honored by the Ivy League today after the trio helped to lead the Bulldogs to a 13-win season and a second consecutive 8-6 finish in Ivy League play.
Game Day Central: Bulldogs Visit Princeton, Penn to Close Regular SeasonYale will head out on the road to close out the regular season with a pair of Ivy League games at Princeton on Friday and Penn on Saturday. The Bulldogs need at least a split of the weekend’s games in order to remain in the hunt for a postseason berth, but even with a sweep, help is needed from Harvard and Penn.
Yale Falls at PrincetonThe Yale University women’s basketball team needed a win to keep its postseason hopes alive, but Ivy League leader Princeton proved more than capable of playing the spoiler Friday night.
Bulldogs Outlast Cornell on Senior NightThe Yale University women’s basketball team wanted to send out seniors Megan Vasquez and Allie Messimer out on a high note in the final home game of the season, but they had to put in extra work to get that celebratory victory.
Graf Lifts Yale to Victory over ColumbiaJanna Graf scored 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting and added six rebounds and three assists to lead Yale to a 66-49 win over Columbia inside John J. Lee Amphitheater.
Big Second Half from Vasquez Powers Yale to VictoryThe Yale University women’s basketball team shut down Dartmouth for a stretch of more than six minutes at the end of the first half, using an unrelenting defensive effort to take control of the game, and it was more than enough to propel the Bulldogs to their fourth Ivy League victory in the last five games.
Yale Completes Sweep at ColumbiaThe Yale University women’s basketball team used a dominant first half Saturday night to accomplish a feat that has not been done by a Bulldogs squad in 15 years.
Vasquez Tallies 1,300th Career Point in win at CornellSenior guard Megan Vasquez became the eighth player in the history of the women’s basketball program at Yale University to record 1,300 career points with her first basket of the game and junior guard Janna Graf provided the offensive spark that Yale needed in the second half to get back on the winning track Friday night.
Yale Holds Off Penn inside Lanman CenterThe Yale University women’s basketball team had to battle Winter Storm Nemo and a roof leak inside John J. Lee Amphitheater before it even stepped foot on the court to face Penn.
Game Day Central: Bulldogs Look to Bounce Back vs. Penn, PrincetonThe snowy forecast has forced changes to the schedule, but Yale will still welcome Penn and Princeton to New Haven for the first meeting of the season against both teams. Yale is looking to bounce back following last week’s discouraging home losses to Harvard and Dartmouth.
Halejian Named Ivy League Player of the WeekSarah Halejian’s most impressive performance of her college career did more than lift the Yale University Women’s Basketball Team to its first Ivy League win of the season, it also caught the attention of the Ivy League.
Yale to Host Special Olympics NightThe Yale University Women’s Basketball Team will welcome Special Olympics Connecticut and the Unified Sports® athletes from local high schools to the John J. Lee Amphitheater for an awards ceremony and special halftime game when the Bulldogs host rival Harvard on Friday, February 1, at 7 p.m.
Game Day Central: Yale Visits Brown Seeking First Ivy WinAs Yale prepares for its annual visit to Brown to close out the season series, it is still looking for its first Ivy League victory after the Bears escaped New Haven with a 68-67 win on Saturday, Jan. 19. It was Brown’s first victory this season in which it gave up more than 51 points. Counting last year’s meeting at Yale, Brown now has two straight wins over Yale.
Yale Drops Ivy Opener to BrownThe Yale University women’s basketball team had high hopes for a strong start to the Ivy League season, but missed opportunities plagued the Bulldogs in their Ivy opener, allowing Brown to escape John J. Lee Amphitheater with a narrow victory on Saturday.
Game Day Central: Yale Hosts Brown for Ivy League OpenerAfter recording the most Ivy League wins in a two-year span (18; 10-4 in 2010-11, 8-6 in 2011-12) in the program’s history, Yale begins its quest for its first Ivy League championship since 1979 with the home portion of home-and-home set with Brown.
Game Day Central: Battle of the Bulldogs as Yale visits BryantAfter an 11-day break, Yale will close out the non-league portion of the 2012-13 schedule when it travels to Rhode Island to visit Bryant for the first meeting between the two teams since the 2009-10 season. Yale is facing a Bryant squad that has lost its last six games. Yale is looking to maintain the momentum gained from its 82-62 win over Bucknell on Jan. 5.
Defense, Balanced Scoring Lift Bulldogs to VictoryA stingy defense and a balanced scoring attack lifted Yale to an 82-62 win over Bucknell inside John J. Lee Amphitheater. The win snapped a three-game losing streak and gave Yale (4-9) its first win since a 66-62 overtime win at St. Francis Brooklyn on Dec. 8.
Game Day Central: Bulldogs to Host Rejuvenated BisonYale welcomes Bucknell to the John J. Lee Amphitheater for the final home game of the non-league schedule on Saturday. The Bulldogs are looking to extend their success over the Bison with the hope that it leads to the first victory of the new year. After losses to Marist, Georgetown and Sacred Heart, Yale is looking to snap a three-game losing streak against a much-improved Bucknell squad that went just 5-25 last season.
Graf Tallies 18 in Loss at Sacred HeartThe Yale University women’s basketball team held a 55-52 lead with 7:22 left, but it could not hold on for the victory as Sacred Heart used a late 13-2 run to pull away with the 67-62 win at the William H. Pitt Center Wednesday night.
Game Day Central: Yale Rings in New Year at Sacred HartWith just three non-league games remaining before Ivy League play begins, Yale will ring in the new year with a game at in-state rival Sacred Heart. The Bulldogs are looking for their first win over the Pioneers since an 84-43 victory in the second game of the Yale Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 25, 1979.