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Bulldogs Visit Dartmouth, Host Quinnipiac

The Yale field hockey huddle. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
The Yale field hockey huddle. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale field hockey team caps a stretch of three straight road games with a visit to Dartmouth Saturday (12:00 p.m., ESPN+), then returns home to Johnson Field to host Quinnipiac Sunday (3:00 p.m., ESPN+).

Bulldogs Split Road Trip

Yale (5-6, 1-2 Ivy League) notched its first Ivy League victory of the season last Saturday, winning at Cornell 1-0 in overtime on a goal by junior midfielder Bridget Condie (St. Louis, Mo.). The Bulldogs got two saves from sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Terroso (York, Pa.) and a defensive save from first year midfielder Théodora Dillman (Lancaster, Pa.) for the shutout. The Bulldogs then fell 1-0 at Bucknell despite eight saves from Terroso.  

Spreading the Wealth

Yale's five game-winning goals this season have come from five different players, with at least one in each class:

Terroso Racks Up Achievements

Sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Terroso (York, Pa.) has made eight or more saves in a game four times in the last eight games, including a season-high nine saves three times. Her career high is 17 saves, set last season vs. Harvard. She earned her first shutout of the season at Cornell on Oct. 6. She has allowed just one goal in her last 194:07.

Terroso was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 3. She stopped 14 of the 18 shots she faced in Yale's three victories that week, posting a .778 save percentage and a 1.30 goals-against average.

Terroso was a first team All-Ivy League selection last season, when her .784 save percentage ranked eighth in the country and second in the Ivy League. She is a member of Davenport College and a graduate of Dallastown Area High School. One of her club coaches, Anne Lehman Dillman '93 with Lanco Premier Field Hockey Club, played field hockey at Yale and is the mother of her Yale teammate, first year midfielder Théodora Dillman (Lancaster, Pa.).

Davies is Top Scorer

Sophomore midfielder Imogen Davies (Kilmacolm, Scotland) leads Yale in goals and points (5-1-11). She scored a pair of goals in the 3-1 win vs. Hofstra Sept. 7, including the game-winner. She is shooting a team-best .455.

Davies made a smooth transition to the U.S. college level after developing in her native Scotland. She earned second team All-Ivy League honors last year, leading Yale in assists and tying for second in points (6-6-18).

Condie Consistent in Scoring

Junior midfielder Bridget Condie (St. Louis, Mo.) is second on the team in goals and points (3-3-9). She scored at least one point in each of the first three games: one in the first game, two in the second game and three in the third game.

Condie emerged as a second team All-Ivy League honoree last season, finishing second on the team in goals and tied for second in points (7-4-18). Both of those totals represented career highs.

Captain Kisa

Senior back Jackie Kisa (Virginia Beach, Va.), Yale's captain, faced her twin sister Sept. 30 -- Davidson forward/midfielder Kristin Kisa. The twins played together in high school, leading Princess Anne to a state championship in 2014. Both saw extensive action in Sunday's game, a 2-1 Wildcats win.

Jackie has 55 career games of experience, including 41 starts. She started all 17 games last season and earned the team's Coaches' Award, given to the player who exemplifies principles, direction and persistence in pursuit of field hockey excellence at Yale.

International Bulldogs

There are five different countries represented on Yale's roster. In addition to the 16 student-athletes from the United States, the Bulldogs have five internationals:

Home Field Advantage

Yale plays 10 of its 17 games at home this season, including four of the last five. The Bulldogs are 11-6 in their last 17 games at Johnson Field.

Building on Last Season's Progress

The Bulldogs have improved their win total compared to the previous season in each of the past two years, and last year's total (nine) was the team's best since winning 11 in the 2011 Ivy League championship season. Eight players who started 12 or more games last year return, including the starting goalie and four of the top six goal-scorers.

Carol Roberts Field House

This season marks the debut of Yale's newest facility: Carol Roberts Field House. The building, which was dedicated in a special ceremony on Sept. 28, 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.

The Yale Staff

Pam Stuper, Yale's Caroline Ruth Thompson '02 Head Coach of Field Hockey, is in her 14th season at Yale's helm. Her staff includes one newcomer: Kristen O'Rourke, who brings eight years of coaching experience -- including roles with USA Field Hockey. The returning staff includes Jess Barnett and Mary Beth Barham '13.

Viewing Options

Yale's home games, Ivy League road games, and select other games will be available on ESPN+ this year. Links will be available on yalebulldogs.com for each game.

International viewers who cannot get ESPN+ can watch on the Yale portal presented by Stretch Internet.

Scouting Dartmouth

Dartmouth (4-6, 1-2 Ivy League) has lost three of its last four games, including a pair of shutouts against ranked opponents (3-0 at No. 5 Princeton and 4-0 at No. 17 Maine). The Big Green's top scorer is forward Katie Spanos (5-1-11). Goalkeeper Hailey Valerio has a .722 save percentage and a 2.99 goals-against average. She leads the Ivy League in saves per game (7.80).

Yale beat Dartmouth 5-2 at Johnson Field last season, as Carol Middough '18 had a hat trick. The Bulldogs have won 12 of the last 16 in the series, including a 7-4 win in Hanover two years ago.

Scouting Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac (4-7, 1-3 Big East), which hosts Providence Friday, has dropped three in a row and been outscored 15-3 in that span. The Bobcats have beaten a pair of Ivy League teams this season, topping Columbia 3-2 and Brown 6-1. Forward/midfielder Makayla Adams leads the team in scoring (4-2-10). Goalkeeper Hannah Teicher has a .592 save percentage and a 3.23 goals-against average.

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