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Bulldogs Fall to No. 5 Princeton

Sydney Terroso. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Sydney Terroso. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Johnson Field was packed on Friday night as the Yale field hockey team kicked off Alumnae Weekend with the dedication of Carol Roberts Field House, and the Bulldogs did their best to hang with some tough competition in front of so many fans. After an early goal by No. 5 Princeton, Yale held the Tigers scoreless for nearly 27 minutes. But after tacking on one more goal shortly before halftime, Princeton pulled away in the second half with three more goals to claim a 5-0 win. Sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Terroso tied her season high with nine saves.

"We played some of the best hockey we have played all year," said Pam Stuper, Yale's Caroline Ruth Thompson '02 Head Coach of Field Hockey. "I thought the first half was excellent. But eventually, having to defend so much finally wore us down. Syd had a great game, and the team can take some pride in the way they approached this game against such a tough opponent."

Striker Sophia Tornetta scored a pair of goals for Princeton (7-3, 2-0 Ivy League). The Tigers enjoyed a 9-1 advantage in penalty corners, and scored a pair of goals on corners.

Prior to the game, Yale hosted a special ceremony dedicating Carol Roberts Field House. The building is the first of its kind at Yale -- a comprehensive space that meets the needs of two women's teams. Situated between Johnson Field (home to the Yale field hockey team) and 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium (home to the Yale softball team), the 5,900-square-foot facility includes spacious locker rooms, a training room, a satellite coaches' office, a team meeting space and a second-story observation roof deck featuring a glass-walled event space.

Yale (4-4, 0-2 Ivy League) returns to action on Sunday, hosting Davidson at Noon. Senior back Jackie Kisa will face off against her twin sister, Wildcats forward/midfielder Kristin Kisa.

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