Nov. 19, 2005
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Three unanswered goals, including two on the power play, lifted Dartmouth to a 4-2 win over Yale at Ingalls Rink Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs got 40 saves from Sarah Love but got outshot 44-18 to fall to 2-4-2 overall and 2-2-1 in the ECACHL. The loss overshadowed the debut of Crysti Howser and Maggie Westfal, who had been with the Yale women's soccer team less than 24 hours earlier playing in a 5-2 loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA College Cup Sweet 16. Howser, who had an assist in the soccer game Friday night, had an assist in the hockey game Saturday afternoon on a first-period goal by Westfal.
Dartmouth (4-4-0, 2-4-0 ECACHL) had a 14-5 shot edge in the first period but the Bulldogs came out of it with a 2-1 lead thanks to 13 saves from Love. Westfal's goal, assisted by Howser and Kristen Stupay, came 9:21 in but was followed 16 seconds later by a tally from Dartmouth's Shannon Bowman. That ended a scoreless streak of 228:27 for the Big Green.
Yale went back ahead on an unassisted goal by Jenna Spring two minutes later, but a power play goal from Bowman at 5:41 of the second tied the game at two. Bowman then assisted on Tiffany Hagge's goal at 2:40 of the third that put Dartmouth up for good.
Carrie Thompson added a power play goal at 10:24 of the third for the 4-2 final. Carli Clemis had three saves and allowed two goals before leaving due to an injury 17:21 into the game. Kate Lane came on to play the final 42:39 and stopped all 13 shots she faced for the win.
"We just didn't come out and play like we can," Yale head coach Hilary Witt said. "Give Dartmouth credit. They outworked us today."
The performance of Howser and Westfal, who were up at 6:30 a.m. to catch a flight back to New Haven Saturday morning, provided some reason for optimism. Their presence enabled Yale to utilize four lines for the first time all year.
"They helped," Witt said. "They got a goal today. It's 4-1 if they're not here. Are they going to help us? Absolutely."
Yale is at Providence next Friday at 7 p.m.
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity