September 29, 2012

Bulldogs Edged in Overtime at Cornell, 1-0

Eight Saves for Cain

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell forward Kat Dipastina scored the game's only goal 5:33 into overtime to give the Big Red a 1-0 win over Yale in field hockey Saturday afternoon at Dodson Field. Dipastina's goal, her second of the year, spoiled another solid effort in goal by junior goalkeeper Emily Cain. Cain finished with eight saves and has now allowed just one goal in four of her last six games.

Yale (3-5, 1-2 Ivy League) made it to overtime despite a 14-3 edge in penalty corners for the Big Red in regulation. That helped Cornell (2-6, 2-1 Ivy League) to a 16-7 shot advantage in regulation, but Cain kept the game scoreless to force overtime.

The Bulldogs wound up getting three corners in the extra session but could not covert any of them.

Cornell keeper Carolyn Horner, who entered the week fifth in the country in save percentage at .805, stopped all eight shots she saw -- including three in overtime -- for her second shutout of the season. Senior midfielder/back Mary Beth Barham led Yale with three shots on goal. She had a pair of shots on goal in overtime, with the other one coming from junior midfielder Erica Borgo.

This was just Yale's second loss to an Ivy League team other than Princeton since the start of the 2009 season.

The Bulldogs play at No. 1 Syracuse Sunday at 2 p.m.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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