October 27, 2007

Ketchum's Third-Period Goal Lifts Bulldogs Past Union 3-2

Oct. 27, 2007

Box Score

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Freshman forward Bray Ketchum picked a good time to score her first collegiate goal. Her power-play tally at 5:10 of the third period broke a 2-2 tie and helped Yale to a 3-2 win over Union Saturday afternoon at Messa Rink. The Bulldogs had a 57-7 advantage in shots on goal but were nearly denied victory by a 54-save effort from Union's Lundy Day.

Day turned aside all 17 Yale shots she saw in the first period, but the Bulldogs finally solved her late in the second. Junior forward Sarah Tittman's second goal of the weekend, assisted by sophomore forward Mandi Schwartz and junior defenseman Helen Resor, put Yale up 1-0. Union's Maeve Kehoe slipped one past Bulldog netminder Jackee Snikeris on a power play six seconds before intermission to tie the game up.

A back-and-forth sequence early in the third wound up deciding things. First, Resor put Yale (1-0-1, 1-0-1 ECAC) back on top 3:12 in with an unassisted goal. Brenna Malnar tied the game up 51 seconds later, but 22 seconds after the goal Union (0-8-0) was hit with a checking call. Ketchum capitalized on the power-play opportunity, burying a slap shot from the blue line off an assist from senior defenseman Ann-Renée Guillemette.

Snikeris finished with five saves in her collegiate debut.

Yale returns to the ice Saturday at Brown (2:00 p.m.).

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

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