Yale vs. Penn Saturday 12:00 P.M.
Yale vs. Lehigh Sunday 1:00 P.M.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale field hockey team continues a stretch of four straight home games with a pair of games at Johnson Field this weekend, both against opponents from the Keystone State. Penn visits Saturday (12:00 p.m., ESPN+) and Lehigh visits Sunday (1:00 p.m., ESPN+).
Bulldogs Sweep Weekend
Yale (7-6, 2-2 Ivy League) swept a pair of games last weekend, opening with a 4-3 Ivy League win at Dartmouth Saturday and then coming home to beat local rival Quinnipiac 3-1 Sunday.
Sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Terroso (York, Pa.) made 11 saves in the win vs. the Big Green. After Dartmouth rallied to tie the game 2-2, junior forward Camille Scheyer (Glencoe, Ill.) put Yale ahead with her first goal of the season. Sophomore midfielder Imogen Davies (Kilmacolm, Scotland) then extended the lead to 4-2, and the Bulldogs held on for the 4-3 win.
In the 3-1 win vs. Quinnipiac, first year back Katie Pieterse (Ridgefield, Conn.) broke a 1-1 tie with her first career goal, and it proved to be the game-winner. Terroso finished with seven saves.
Spreading the Wealth
Yale's seven game-winning goals this season have come from seven different players, with at least one in each class:
- Junior midfielder Bridget Condie (St. Louis, Mo.)
- Sophomore midfielder Imogen Davies (Kilmacolm, Scotland)
- First year midfielder Théodora Dillman (Lancaster, Pa.)
- Sophomore forward Olivia Levieux (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- First year back Katie Pieterse (Ridgefield, Conn.)
- Senior forward Brooke Reese (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
- Junior forward Camille Scheyer (Glencoe, Ill.)
Terroso Racks Up Achievements
Sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Terroso (York, Pa.) was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, the second time this season she has earned that honor. Terroso helped the Bulldogs go 2-0, totaling 18 saves -- including a season-high 11 in the 4-3 win at Dartmouth last Saturday.
Terroso has made eight or more saves in a game five times in the last 10 games, and in the last four games her save percentage is a robust .829 (34 saves, seven goals allowed). Her career high is 17 saves, set last season vs. Harvard. She earned her first shutout of the season at Cornell on Oct. 6.
Terroso was also named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 3. She stopped 14 of the 18 shots she faced in Yale's three victories that week, posting a .778 save percentage and a 1.30 goals-against average.
Terroso was a first team All-Ivy League selection last season, when her .784 save percentage ranked eighth in the country and second in the Ivy League. She is a member of Davenport College and a graduate of Dallastown Area High School. One of her club coaches, Anne Lehman Dillman '93 with Lanco Premier Field Hockey Club, played field hockey at Yale and is the mother of her Yale teammate, first year midfielder Théodora Dillman (Lancaster, Pa.).
Davies is Top Scorer
Sophomore midfielder Imogen Davies (Kilmacolm, Scotland) leads Yale in goals and points (6-3-15). She scored a pair of goals in the 3-1 win vs. Hofstra Sept. 7, including the game-winner. She is shooting a team-best .462.
Davies made a smooth transition to the U.S. college level after developing in her native Scotland. She earned second team All-Ivy League honors last year, leading Yale in assists and tying for second in points (6-6-18).
Condie Consistent in Scoring
Junior midfielder Bridget Condie (St. Louis, Mo.) is second on the team in points (4-4-12) and third in goals. She scored at least one point in each of the first three games: one in the first game, two in the second game and three in the third game.
Condie emerged as a second team All-Ivy League honoree last season, finishing second on the team in goals and tied for second in points (7-4-18). Both of those totals represented career highs.
Senior back Jackie Kisa (Virginia Beach, Va.), Yale's captain, faced her twin sister Sept. 30 -- Davidson forward/midfielder Kristin Kisa. The twins played together in high school, leading Princess Anne to a state championship in 2014. Both saw extensive action in Sunday's game, a 2-1 Wildcats win.
Jackie has 57 career games of experience, including 43 starts. She started all 17 games last season and earned the team's Coaches' Award, given to the player who exemplifies principles, direction and persistence in pursuit of field hockey excellence at Yale.
First Year Impact
Yale's first-year class -- midfielder Théodora Dillman (Lancaster, Pa.), forward Kelly Dolan (Hamden, Conn.), back Laine Garber (Downingtown, Pa.), back Katie Pieterse (Ridgefield, Conn.) and midfielder Alissa Wong (West Vancouver, B.C.) -- has already made an impact on the team. They have totaled 50 games played and 29 starts, with Dillman (13 starts) and Wong (12 starts) leading the way. The class has accounted for seven goals -- including two game-winners -- and 36 shots.
There are five different countries represented on Yale's roster. In addition to the 16 student-athletes from the United States, the Bulldogs have five internationals:
- Canada 2 (Alex MacKay, Alissa Wong)
- England 1 (Holly Jackson)
- Scotland 1 (Imogen Davies)
- South Africa 1 (Olivia Levieux)
Home Field Advantage
Yale plays 10 of its 17 games at home this season, including four of the last five. The Bulldogs are 12-6 in their last 18 games at Johnson Field.
Building on Last Season's Progress
The Bulldogs have improved their win total compared to the previous season in each of the past two years, and last year's total (nine) was the team's best since winning 11 in the 2011 Ivy League championship season. Eight players who started 12 or more games last year return, including the starting goalie and four of the top six goal-scorers.
Carol Roberts Field House
This season marks the debut of Yale's newest facility: Carol Roberts Field House. The building, which was dedicated in a special ceremony on Sept. 28, is the first of its kind at Yale -- a comprehensive space that meets the needs of two women's teams. Situated between Johnson Field (home to the Yale field hockey team) and 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium (home to the Yale softball team), the 5,900-square-foot facility includes spacious locker rooms, a training room, a satellite coaches' office, a team meeting space and a second-story observation roof deck featuring a glass-walled event space.
The Yale Staff
Pam Stuper, Yale's Caroline Ruth Thompson '02 Head Coach of Field Hockey, is in her 14th season at Yale's helm. Her staff includes one newcomer: Kristen O'Rourke, who brings eight years of coaching experience -- including roles with USA Field Hockey. The returning staff includes Jess Barnett and Mary Beth Barham '13.
Yale's home games, Ivy League road games, and select other games will be available on ESPN+ this year. Links will be available on yalebulldogs.com for each game.
International viewers who cannot get ESPN+ can watch on the Yale portal presented by Stretch Internet.
Penn (7-7, 3-1 Ivy League) has won three of its last five games -- including a pair of Ivy League wins. The Quakers are currently in third place. Three of Penn's four Ivy League games have been decided by one goal.
Goalkeeper Ava Rosati (Mia Rosati '13) and defender/midfielder Catherine McInerney (Grace McInerney '15) both have sisters who played field hockey at Yale.
Lehigh (2-13, 1-4 Patriot League), which plays at BU Saturday, snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 2-1 win vs. Colgate Oct. 13. Midfielder Lindsay Alvarez scored the game-winner in the 63rd minute.
Netherlands native Lenke Havas, a second team All-Patriot League selection, leads the Mountain Hawks in scoring (4-7-15). She also has three defensive saves.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity