October 19, 2006

Season Opens at No. 10 BC

Oct. 19, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's hockey team will get a very quick indication of where it stands on the national scene Saturday. The Bulldogs open their season by traveling to Chestnut Hill to take on No. 10 Boston College, one of six opponents currently in the top 10 on Yale's schedule for 2006-07. Yale will also play McGill in an exhibition game at Ingalls Rink on Sunday. Game time both days is 2:00 p.m.

Boston College (3-0) already has beaten two ECAC teams and faces No. 9 Princeton on Friday afternoon. The Eagles opened their season three weeks ago with a 2-1 win at Rensselaer, then topped Quinnipiac 6-0. A 5-3 win over Hockey East foe Maine last Sunday solidified BC's standing in the national poll.

Yale and BC met twice last season, including a 1-1 tie at Ingalls Rink in November and a 3-2 Yale win at Kelley Rink in January. The Bulldogs' win came on a goal by Deena Caplette '06 with only 34 seconds left; senior forward Christina Sharun (Nanaimo, B.C.) and senior forward Kristin Savard (Framingham, Mass.) also scored. The tie earlier in the year came about when Yale pulled its goalie and Savard scored an extra-attacker goal with 23 seconds left.

With the start of ECAC play looming next weekend, the Bulldogs will continue their preparation with an exhibition against McGill Sunday afternoon at the Whale. Yale topped the Martlets 1-0 in last year's exhibition.

Yale returns 16 of 19 players from last year's roster, and has sophomore defenseman Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.) back after spending last season with the U.S. Olympic team.

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

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