MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – The Yale field hockey team has shown the ability to score this season; the Bulldogs entered Friday's game at Central Michigan having totaled 13 goals in their first three games. Against the Chippewas, though, it was the defense's time to shine, as the Bulldogs limited CMU to just five shots on goal and first-year goalkeeper Sydney Terroso earned her first career shutout. Sophomore back/midfielder Tara Litjens made a defensive save to help preserve the whitewashing, and Yale's goals came from a pair of her classmates -- forward/midfielder Bridget Condie and forward/midfielder Camille Scheyer.
Scheyer gave Yale an early lead with a goal at 14:27 assisted by first-year midfielder Imogen Davies. That was Scheyer's second goal of the season, and she has already surpassed her total from a year ago. Davies has a team-best three assists.
Condie extended the lead to 2-0 at 25:47 off an assist by senior midfielder/forward Lily Smith. Yale (3-1, 0-0 Ivy League) thus entered halftime with a 2-0 lead, but shots had been close (11-9 in favor of the Bulldogs). In the second half things were more one-sided, as the Bulldogs outshot Central Michigan (0-7, 0-0 MAC) 16-8. Still, CMU keeper Lily Amadio kept her team in the game, making eight saves in the second half and 13 for the game. Litjens' defensive save on a shot by forward Emily Barber at 54:47 kept the Chippewas off the scoreboard and helped clinch the win.
Yale concludes its road trip with a game at Michigan State Sunday.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity