Nov. 29, 2004
The No. 9 Providence Friars come to Ingalls Rink for a rare Monday night hockey game tonight at 7:30. The Friars (6-3-3) are coming off a 2-1 loss to Brown, while the Bulldogs knocked off No. 8 Princeton 2-1 on Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs (6-3, 5-2 ECACHL) are off to their best start since going 7-3 at the start of the 1984-85 season. Against Princeton, the Bulldogs got 32 saves from junior goaltender Sarah Love (Bayfield, Ont.), who now has a .940 save percentage and 1.99 GAA over her last four games. The Bulldogs held the Tigers 0-for-8 on the power play and have killed off 21 straight penalties spanning more than three games. The Princeton game also marked the collegiate debut of freshman defenseman Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.), who scored the game-tying goal. Resor, who had been out with an injury, is the cousin of Yale sophomore defenseman Nina Resor (Westwood, Mass.) and the sister of former Bulldog Jane Resor '01. Junior forward Deena Caplette (Winnipeg, Man.) assisted on Resor's goal and later got the game-winning goal herself. Caplette now has six points over the Bulldogs' last three games.
Providence is led by a talented trio of forwards: junior Karen Thatcher (11-6-17), senior Rush Zimmerman (7-8-15) and sophomore Sonny Watrous (7-5-12). Those three all participated in the U.S. Women's National Festival last summer. Senior goaltender Amy Thomas has a 1.98 GAA and .913 save percentage.
This is the start of a stretch of five home games in ten days for the Bulldogs, who will also host Cornell on Friday, Colgate on Saturday, and Mercyhurst for a two-game set Dec. 7 and 8. Tickets for games go on sale at Ingalls Rink one hour prior to the game (Adult G.A. $3, Non-Yale students 15 & over $1, Yale students with ID free, youth 14 & under free, senior citizens 65 & over free).
report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department