2014-15 Yale Women's Lacrosse News

March 1, 2015
Snow Can’t Slow Yale; Bulldogs Top Canisius 12-8
The Yale women’s lacrosse team had to deal with a pair of opponents Sunday afternoon at Reese Stadium: the Canisius Golden Griffins and Mother Nature. With a snowstorm gradually starting to turn the field white over the course of the game, the Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead and then held off a late run by Canisius as conditions made it more and more difficult for Yale to utilize its speed. Sophomore attacker Hope Hanley had four goals -- including three in a 9-0 Yale run that made the score 10-3 Yale early in the second half -- to lead the Bulldogs to the 12-8 win.

February 27, 2015
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Kerri Fleishhacker
Senior Captain Kerri Fleishhacker and the rest of the women’s lacrosse team found their rhythm on Wednesday, defeating Quinnipiac 18-6 to pick up their first win of the season. Fleishhacker led the way with five goals and is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.

February 25, 2015
Seniors Lead the Way in 18-6 Win vs. QU
The Yale women’s lacrosse team entered the 2015 season with a veteran core of seven seniors, including four who have played 40 or more games for their careers. So it was no surprise that, in their efforts to rebound from a 13-5 loss at George Washington in last Saturday’s season opener, the Bulldogs turned to their seniors to right the ship in Wednesday afternoon’s home opener vs. Quinnipiac -- and they delivered. Senior attacker Kerri Fleishhacker, the Bulldogs’ captain, led the way with five goals and three of her classmates -- midfielders Cathryn Avallone, Christina Doherty and Erin Magnuson -- combined for seven additional goals to help the Bulldogs to an 18-6 win vs. the Bobcats at Reese Stadium. Doherty, Magnuson and sophomore attacker Tess McEvoy all scored three goals each.

February 23, 2015
MAAC Attack: Quinnipiac, Canisius at Reese This Week
The Yale women’s lacrosse team established a distinct home field advantage last season, going 7-3 in games at Reese Stadium -- including four wins in the final five games. The Bulldogs will attempt to keep that advantage in place for 2015 starting with a pair of games this week against teams from the MAAC. Local rival Quinnipiac visits Wednesday (4:00 p.m.) and Canisius -- winner of four straight MAAC Championships -- is in town Sunday (12:00 p.m.).

February 21, 2015
Bulldogs Fall in Opener at GW, 13-5
A 6-1 halftime deficit proved to be too much for the Yale women's lacrosse team to overcome in its season opener on a frigid, snowy and windy day at George Washington Saturday. The Bulldogs, hurt by 20 turnovers, fell to the Colonials 13-5. Sophomore midfielder Sophie Mussafer scored her first career goal for Yale.

February 19, 2015
Yale Heads to Nation’s Capital, Faces GW in Opener Saturday
The 2015 Yale women’s lacrosse season starts Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in the Nation’s Capital (the start time has been moved up due to the weather forecast), as the Bulldogs visit the George Washington Colonials. Saturday will be the Bulldogs’ first chance to continue the momentum they established last season, which ended with a 9-8 win over Brown in the finale. That win gave Yale a 9-6 record, its best win total since 2008. Yale has improved its winning percentage from year-to-year in each of the past three years.

February 17, 2015
Season Outlook: Returning Firepower, Defense Give Reason for Optimism
The Yale women’s lacrosse team enters the 2015 season with a veteran lineup that is determined to challenge for the Ivy League championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. With nine starters returning from 2014, the Bulldogs will seek to continue the momentum they established last year. Yale has improved its winning percentage from year-to-year in each of the past three years, and this past season Yale had its best win total since 2008.

January 8, 2015
Six NCAA Tourney Teams on Schedule
The 40th varsity season for the Yale women’s lacrosse team includes six games against teams that made the NCAA tournament last season. The 2015 schedule, which was announced today, also includes three games against teams ranked in the preseason national poll.

August 21, 2014
Andrea Cofrin Joins Phillips’ Coaching Staff
Andrea Cofrin, who led Saint Anselm to its first NCAA Tournament appearance last season, has joined the Yale women’s lacrosse staff as an assistant coach. Anne Phillips, Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse, made the announcement Thursday.

June 20, 2014
Bulldogs Welcome Seven in Class of 2018
The Yale women’s lacrosse team welcomes seven freshmen to the roster for the 2015 season. The Class of 2018 represents four different states and is composed of one attacker (Kiwi Comizio (New Vernon, N.J.)), four midfielders (Taryn Gallagher (Haverford, Pa.), Madeleine Gramigna (Summit, N.J.), Emily Granger (Grasonville, Md.) and Maggie Pizzo (East Hampton, N.Y.)), one defender (Cooper Hall (Wyndmoor, Pa.)) and one goalkeeper (Sydney Marks (Chappaqua, N.Y.)).

May 2, 2014
Kerri Fleishhacker Elected Captain for 2014-15
The Yale women’s lacrosse team has elected junior attacker Kerri Fleishhacker (Manhasset, N.Y.) captain for 2014-15. Fleishhacker was selected by a team vote Wednesday afternoon during the team’s annual post-season luncheon in the Varsity Room in Ray Tompkins House.

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