2014-15 Yale Field Hockey News

September 28, 2014
Schlesier Stops 15, but No. 9 Stanford Beats Yale 3-0
After allowing a goal just 71 seconds into the game vs. No. 9 Stanford on Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field, the Yale field hockey team had to regroup quickly. The Cardinal was coming off a 3-1 win at No. 2 UConn -- the defending national champions -- and had already scored four or more goals in a game three times this season. Behind 15 saves from senior goalkeeper Heather Schlesier Yale was able to keep Stanford from doing too much more scoring Sunday, but the Cardinal still came away with a 3-0 victory. This was Stanford’s seventh shutout of the season.

September 27, 2014
Second Half Surge Lifts Princeton Past Yale 4-1
The Yale field hockey team headed into halftime with Princeton tied 1-1 Saturday afternoon at Johnson Field, leaving the Bulldogs in position to become just the second Ivy League team to knock off the Tigers since the start of the 2008 season. But Princeton responded with a decisive 3-0 run in the second half to pull away for the win.

September 25, 2014
Princeton, No. 9 Stanford at Johnson Field this Weekend
Two of the toughest opponents on the Yale field hockey team’s schedule come to Johnson Field this weekend, as the Bulldogs take on Princeton and No. 9 Stanford. Those two teams have combined for 29 NCAA Tournament appearances, including nine in the past five years.

September 21, 2014
BU Scores Late to Send Game to OT, then Tops Yale 3-2
The Yale field hockey team was within 61 seconds of its second win of the season Sunday afternoon against BU at New Balance Field, but the Terriers spoiled the day by scoring late to tie the game and then winning 3-2 in overtime. Senior forward Jessie Accurso and freshman midfielder Carol Middough scored for the Bulldogs, who also got nine saves from senior goalkeeper Heather Schlesier. Freshman back Tess Thompson added a defensive save.

September 20, 2014
Harvard Wins Ivy Opener, 4-1
Harvard scored three times in the second half to pull away from Yale in the Ivy League field hockey opener Saturday afternoon at Jordan Field, beating the Bulldogs 4-1. Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Nolan scored Yale’s goal.

September 19, 2014
First Road Trip Includes Games at Harvard, BU
The Yale field hockey team hits the road for the first time of the season this weekend, opening Ivy League play Saturday at Harvard and then squaring off against BU on Sunday.

September 14, 2014
Penalty Corner Goals Give Cal 3-1 Win
A pair of goals on penalty corner goals gave Cal the edge it needed for a 3-1 win over the Yale field hockey team Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field. The Bulldogs’ goal came from freshman midfielder/forward Katie Smith, her first career goal.

September 13, 2014
Fitzgerald Delivers OT Game-Winner for Thrilling 1-0 Win vs. QU
A large crowd on hand at Johnson Field for Alumnae Weekend festivities got treated to a thrilling 1-0 overtime victory by the Yale field hockey team on Saturday afternoon. Junior Danee Fitzgerald’s goal at 7:56 of the extra session capped a memorable back-and-forth battle between Yale and Quinnipiac, giving the Bulldogs their first victory of the young season.

September 10, 2014
Alumnae Weekend Includes Visits from Quinnipiac, Cal
Alumnae Weekend at Johnson Field includes a pair of games for the Yale field hockey team, as the Bulldogs host Quinnipiac on Saturday and Cal on Sunday. Both games start at Noon.

September 8, 2014
Sacred Heart Tops Yale 3-2
Sacred Heart topped Yale 3-2 in field hockey Monday night at Johnson Field, winning the resumption of a game that had started on Saturday afternoon before being suspended due to lightning.

September 7, 2014
Hofstra Edges Yale 2-1 in Opener
After having its season opener Saturday vs. Sacred Heart suspended due to lightning, the Yale field hockey team finally got the chance to take to the pitch on Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field. But Hofstra -- playing its fourth game of the year and having totaled 10 goals in its last two games -- played spoiler and edged the Bulldogs 2-1 thanks to two penalty corner goals. Senior goalkeeper Heather Schlesier made 12 saves and sophomore midfielder Kelsey Nolan scored for Yale.

September 6, 2014
Yale Adjusts Schedule Due to Weather
The Yale field hockey team has made two adjustments to its schedule after stormy weather in New Haven forced the postponement of Saturday’s season opener vs. Sacred Heart. The Bulldogs have moved the time of their game vs. Hofstra on Sunday, Sept. 7, to 2:00 p.m., and they have re-scheduled the Sacred Heart game for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8. Both games will take place at Johnson Field.

September 5, 2014
Yale Starts Season vs. Sacred Heart, Hofstra
The 2014 season gets underway this weekend for the Yale field hockey team, as the Bulldogs host Sacred Heart Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Hofstra Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Johnson Field.

September 3, 2014
2014 Outlook: Bulldogs Ready for Challenge
Over the past five years, the Yale field hockey team has gone 24-11 in Ivy League games -- the second-best record in the league. That run has been fueled by the Bulldogs’ ability to develop, each year, a new generation of contributors to replace the players that graduated from the previous year’s team. That ability will once again be put to the test this year, as Yale has lost its top four goal scorers from 2013 to graduation. But with a core group of four seniors who were part of an Ivy League championship as freshmen, the Bulldogs will look to develop their young roster (11 of the 18 are freshmen or sophomores) in the mold of the successful teams that have come before.

August 31, 2014
Bulldogs Reflect on Representing United States at Masters World Cup
Multiple members of the Yale field hockey family recently had the chance to take to the pitch again -- this time representing the United States. Anne Keating ’77, Anne Lehman Dillman ’93, Georganne Nattress ’85 and Pam Stuper, Yale’s Caroline Ruth Thompson ’02 Head Coach of Field Hockey, all played for the U.S. in the FIH Masters World Cup, which took place in the Netherlands in June as part of the 13th World Cup.

August 20, 2014
Parsley, Tingley Join Stuper’s Staff
Pam Stuper, Yale’s Caroline Ruth Thompson ’02 Head Coach of Field Hockey, has made two additions to her staff for the 2014 season -- and they both bring national team experience to the sideline. Nikki Parsley, a former All-American at Northwestern who also has played for Team USA, and Sue Tingley, who played in more than 100 international matches for the Canadian Women’s National Team, have joined the Bulldogs.

July 2, 2014
Former Coach Diane Moyer Inducted into USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame
Former Yale field hockey head coach Diane Moyer was inducted into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Moyer, a goalkeeper, was inducted as a member of the 1984 U.S. team that earned a bronze medal at the Olympics. That was the first U.S. team to win an Olympic medal in women’s field hockey.

May 27, 2014
Bulldogs Add Six in Class of 2018
The Yale field hockey team welcomes six incoming freshmen to the roster for the 2014 season. The group comes from five different high schools and three different U.S. states. It includes one forward, two forward/midfielders, one midfielder, one midfielder/back and one back.

May 13, 2014
2014 Schedule Includes Three Games vs. NCAA Tournament Teams
Three games vs. teams that that took part in the 2013 NCAA Tournament -- including national champion UConn -- highlight the 2014 Yale field hockey schedule, which was released Tuesday. The 17-game regular season starts Saturday, Sept. 6 vs. Sacred Heart at Johnson Field. In addition to the seven Ivy League games -- starting with a trip to archrival Harvard on Sept. 20 -- the Bulldogs have 10 non-league games. This is Yale’s 10th season with Pam Stuper as Caroline Ruth Thompson ’02 Head Coach of Field Hockey.

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