Two Goals Each for Cunningham, Parsons
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Jenna Cunningham and Sarah Parsons scored two goals each to lead Dartmouth to a 6-2 win over Yale Saturday night at Ingalls Rink. Sophomore forward Aleca Hughes and senior forward Caroline Murphy scored Yale's goals.
Like Harvard did to the Bulldogs the night before, the Big Green scored early to take control of this game. Sophomore goalie Genny Ladiges made two quick saves 30 seconds in, stopping a shot by Kelly Foley and Jenna Hobeika's attempt to stuff in the rebound. But two minutes later Cunningham started the scoring with an unassisted goal, and she added another at the 9:38 mark. The Bulldogs did not get their first shot on goal until just over nine minutes remained in the period, as Murphy carried the puck in from the corner and attempted a backhander that Mariel Lacina (23 saves) stopped.
Yale (1-7-1, 1-7-0 ECAC Hockey) got within one on a nice play by Hughes. She got the puck at center ice, passed it to herself off the boards and went into the Dartmouth zone, then knocked in the rebound of her own shot at 4:17 of the second.
Dartmouth (4-3-1, 4-3-1 ECAC Hockey) quickly quelled any Yale momentum by taking advantage of a Yale penalty right after the Hughes goal. Kelly Foley's power-play goal got the Big Green lead back up to two goals, and Parsons added another power-play goal at 13:11 to make it 4-1.
Murphy drew Yale within 4-2 thanks to assists from freshman defenseman Jamie Gray and sophomore forward Becky Mantell at 18:49. But 5:35 into the third Amanda Trunzo redirected a pass from Parsons, the former U.S. Olympian, past Ladiges to make it 5-2.
The Bulldogs pulled Ladiges for an extra attacker later in the third, but Parsons quickly made them pay by putting in an empty-netter for the 6-2 final. Ladiges finished with 31 saves.
Yale hosts the Nutmeg Classic Friday and Saturday at Ingalls Rink. The Bulldogs play Sacred Heart at 4 p.m. Friday, followed by UConn-Quinnipiac. The consolation game is Saturday at 4 p.m. and the championship is Saturday at 7 p.m. Live video of both Yale games will be available through Yale All-Access.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity