July 7, 2010
Guth Named Assistant Coach
Allison Guth, the Depaul Director of Basketball Operations the last two seasons, has been named an assistant coach for the Yale womens basketball program. Guth handled the Blue Demon summer camps, video exchange, scouting and was involved in all on-campus recruiting. She helped Depaul reach the Big East and NCAA tournaments both seasons in Chicago.
May 31, 2010
4 Frosh Introduced
Four talented freshmen join the Yale womens basketball program this fall as the Bulldogs class of 2014. Janna Graf (F, Mission Woods, Kan.), Alexandra Osborn-Jones (G-F, Valhalla, N.Y.), Zenab Kieta (C, Raleigh, N.C.) and Amanda Tyson (G, Charlotte, N.C.) comprise one of the strongest classes recruited by Chris Gobrecht, who is in her sixth year as the Joel E. Smilow 54 Head Coach of Yale Womens Basketball.
April 21, 2010
Johnson in CT Hall of Fame Tonight
Former Yale basketball player and coach Sue Johnson will be inducted into the Connecticut Womens Basketball Hall of Fame as one of seven members of the class of 2010. Johnson, who still holds nine Yale womens basketball records, will be honored on April 21, in Hamden, Conn., for her stellar career.
April 14, 2010
Yoyo Greenfield Named Captain, Bulldogs Announce Postseason Award Winners
Junior Yoyo Greenfield has been named captain of the Yale womens basketball team for the upcoming 2010-11 season, as announced as a part of the teams annual postseason banquet this past weekend. Greenfield ranked second on the Bulldogs with 9.6 points per game in her junior campaign, playing 26.9 minutes per contest while appearing in all 28 games (27 starts). The Bulldogs also announced their postseason award recipients at the banquet, including the unveiling of a new tradition, the Bulldog Basketball Awards.
April 7, 2010
Ten Bulldogs Earn Winter Academic All-Ivy Honors
Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in winter sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
March 11, 2010
Cashen, Vasquez Earn All-Ivy Honors
On the heels of its best Ivy League finish in 12 seasons at 8-6, the Yale womens basketball team has landed two players on the 2009-10 All-Ivy team. Sophomore Michelle Cashen earned a spot on the All-Ivy Second Team, while freshman Megan Vasquez was a unanimous choice for the All-Ivy Rookie Team. In addition to their 8-6 league mark, the Bulldogs 13-15 overall record was their best since the 2001-02 campaign.
March 6, 2010
Colbornes Season-High 20 Points Lead Yale in Season-Ending Win at Cornell
The Yale womens basketball team saved one of its best performances of the 2009-10 season for last, capping the campaign with a 74-60 victory at Cornell on Saturday night. Four Bulldogs tallied double figures in the contest, led by a season-best 20 points from senior Melissa Colborne in the final game of her career. Senior Haywood Wright had a season-high 13 points in her last game in Yale blue and also blocked a shot to finish tied for second place all-time with 109 career rejections. Senior captain Ashley Carter moved into third all-time at Yale by appearing in the 107th game of her career.
March 5, 2010
Bulldogs Head to Columbia and Cornell for Final Ivy League Weekend
With just one weekend left in the 2009-10 campaign, the Yale womens basketball team travels to Columbia and Cornell looking to close out the season by completing a pair of Ivy League season sweeps. The Bulldogs (12-14, 7-5 Ivy) can post their best Ivy League mark in 12 years with one victory over either the Lions (16-10, 7-5 Ivy) or Big Red (7-18, 2-10 Ivy), while a sweep of the Ancient Eights New York contingent would secure a third place finish, Yales highest in league play since the 1992-93 season. Both Fridays contest in New York City and Saturdays season finale in Ithaca are slated for 7 p.m. starts. The Bulldogs took both ends of the weekend series with Columbia and Cornell in New Haven on Feb. 5-6.
March 5, 2010
Defensive Struggle Goes to Columbia, 64-47
When the Yale womens basketball team hosted Columbia on Feb. 6, the Bulldogs netted a season-best 81 points en route to winning an offensive slugfest, 81-74. The story was very different in the second meeting between the two squads at Levien Gymnasium in New York City on Friday night, as the Lions got the best of a defensive battle, pulling out a 64-47 victory. Freshman Megan Vasquez had a team-best 13 points for Yale, while Columbias Judie Lomax led all players with 21 points and 21 rebounds.
February 27, 2010
Harvard Survives Yale Rally on Senior Night, 68-60
It was a classic tale of two halves for the Yale womens basketball team and visiting Harvard on Saturday night. But, unfortunately for the host Bulldogs, the Crimsons big first half was a bit bigger than Yales big second half, and Harvard escaped the Elm City with a 68-60 victory. The Bulldogs, who celebrated Senior Night at the John J. Lee Amphitheater, were led by 14 points from senior Melissa Colborne. Freshman Megan Vasquez had 11 points, as well as a team-best six rebounds, and junior Yoyo Greenfield was the third Yale player scoring in double figures with 10.
February 26, 2010
Final Homestand of 2009-10 Brings Dartmouth, Harvard to Lee Amphitheater
Currently sitting in third place at 6-4 in the Ivy League, the Yale womens basketball team may have already exceeded a lot of expectations. But with four games remaining on the Ancient Eight calendar, the Bulldogs (11-13 overall) certainly havent finished proving anything to themselves. On the slate for this weekend: an opportunity to complete a sweep of defending champion Dartmouth (10-13, 5-4 Ivy) and a chance to even the season series with historic rival Harvard (16-7, 7-2 Ivy). Saturdays contest with the Crimson will be the final game at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in the careers of seniors Melissa Colborne, Haywood Wright and captain Ashley Carter.
February 26, 2010
Bulldogs Lock Down Dartmouth in 58-42 Victory
When the Yale womens basketball team traveled to Dartmouth two weeks ago to challenge Big Green, it took two overtimes for the Bulldogs to grab a hard-fought, 70-66 victory. On Friday night at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Yale ensured that 40 minutes would be enough time to solidify a win over the defending Ivy League champions, jumping out to a 16-4 lead and never looking back en route to a 58-42 victory. Juniors Mady Gobrecht and Yoyo Greenfield netted 10 points apiece to pace the Bulldogs.
February 26, 2010
Seniors Altered Record Books, Changed Culture
This Saturday, Yale womens basketball will honor a trio of seniors taking the court at the John J. Lee Amphitheater for the final time: two whose statistics speak for themselves and a third whose numbers dont even begin to tell her story. Melissa Colborne, Haywood Wright and team captain Ashley Carter, the Bulldogs Class of 2010, joined a team coming off of a 3-24 season, and have since been a part of 43 victories donning Yale blue, including wins over teams representing 11 different conferences.
February 20, 2010
Bulldogs Cap WBCA Pink Zone Weekend with 70-38 Thrashing of Penn
The Yale womens basketball team kicked off its WBCA Pink Zone celebration at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning in New Haven, and the celebrating never stopped in the John J. Lee Amphitheater as the Bulldogs opened their contest with Penn on a 22-2 run and never looked back en route to a 70-39 victory. The Yale defense held the Quakers to a season-low 22.2% shooting percentage and set a personal season best for points allowed. The offensive attack, which also set a season best by committing just 11 turnovers, was paced by 12 points from freshman Megan Vasquez as 11 Bulldogs put tallies on the board.
February 19, 2010
First-Place Princeton, Penn Visit New Haven for WBCA Pink Zone Weekend
With eight games gone in the 2009-10 Ivy League season, this weekend marks the beginning of the second trip around the Ancient Eight for the Yale womens basketball team. First on the docket for the Bulldogs (10-12, 5-3 Ivy) is first-place Princeton (19-2, 7-0 Ivy) on Friday night, with struggling Penn (1-20, 0-7 Ivy) slated to visit the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. on both evenings with live coverage available via Yale All-Access. John Song 11 and Matt Joseph 12 from WYBC will be on the call on Friday, with Sam Purdy 10 and Hannah Smith 10 taking over on Saturday. Yale will host its annual WBCA Pink Zone event on Saturday with events beginning at 10 a.m.
February 19, 2010
First Place Princeton Tops Yale, 65-44
For the second time this season, the Yale womens basketball team turned in a solid defensive effort against Ivy League frontrunner Princeton, holding the Tigers below their season average of 71 points. However, also for the second time this season, the Princeton defense locked down the Bulldogs en route to claiming a 65-44 decision on Friday night at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven. Senior Haywood Wright led the way for Yale with eight points and 10 rebounds. Senior Melissa Colborne netted seven points for Yale to move into fifth place on the Bulldogs all-time scoring list.
February 16, 2010
Yale Athletics to Host WBCA Pink Zone Event This Saturday
The Yale University Athletics Department will be hosting a Womens Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone event this Saturday, Feb. 20, at Payne Whitney Gymnasium in New Haven. The festivities, which will raise money for the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven to be designated for breast cancer research, will begin at 10 a.m. and will include a Yale gymnastics meet (1 p.m.) and womens basketball game (7 p.m.) as a part of the day-long event.
February 13, 2010
Bulldogs Outlast Defending Champ Dartmouth, 70-66, in Double Overtime
Forty minutes werent enough to decide Saturdays Ivy League clash between the Yale womens basketball team and defending Ivy League Champion Dartmouth, as the two squads played a pair of overtime periods at Leede Arena in Hanover, N.H. When the final buzzer sounded in the second extra frame, it was the Bulldogs knocking off the reigning Ancient Eight champs, 70-66, behind a team-high 19 points from freshman Megan Vasquez. Sophomore Michelle Cashen had 13 points, including the jumper that proved to be the difference, and ripped down nine rebounds.
February 12, 2010
Harvard Outguns Yale, 88-65
The Yale womens basketball team came into Friday nights game at Harvard as winners of four of its last five games, but the host Crimson shot a scorching 64.9% from the field, including a 71.4% clip in the second half, to derail the Bulldogs by a score of 88-65. Sophomore Michelle Cashen led three Yale players in double figures with 14 points.
February 11, 2010
Streaking Bulldogs Headed for Pivotal Ivy Road Weekend
Coming off of its first Ivy League weekend sweep in three seasons, the Yale womens basketball team enters a pivotal Ivy League road weekend as winners of four of its last five games and sitting in second place in the Ancient Eight at 4-2. The Bulldogs (9-11 overall) will look to separate themselves from the pack as they hit the road to challenge a pair of teams tied in the loss column with Yale: historic rival Harvard (12-7, 3-2 Ivy) and defending Ivy League Champion Dartmouth (8-11, 3-2 Ivy). The Bulldogs travel to Cambridge on Friday night, and Leede Arena in Hanover, N.H. will host Yale and Big Green on Saturday. Both contests are slated for 7 p.m. starts.
February 8, 2010
Megan Vasquez Claims Ivy League Rookie of the Week Honors
After helping to guide the Yale womens basketball team to its first Ivy League weekend sweep in three seasons, freshman Megan Vasquez has been recognized by the Ancient Eight as its Rookie of the Week for the third time this season. Vasquez, who shares the honor this week with Princetons Niveen Rasheed, averaged 13.5 points, 5.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in the Bulldogs home wins over Cornell and Columbia.
February 6, 2010
Greenfield Nets Career-Best 20 Points as Shootout Goes to Yale, 81-74
All season long, the Yale womens basketball team has been winning with defense. In fact, in all of their first eight wins, the Bulldogs held their opponents to 60 points or fewer. On Saturday night against Columbia, Yale proved that offense can win games as well, pouring in a season-best 81 points en route to an 81-74 victory at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven. Leading the way for the Bulldogs in the Ivy League win was junior Yoyo Greenfield, who tallied a career-high 20 points. Freshman Megan Vasquez matched her career-best with 19 points and also set a new personal high with seven assists.
February 5, 2010
Bulldogs to Host Ivy Pair; Youth Day at JLA on Saturday
The Yale womens basketball team returns home to the John J. Lee Amphitheater this weekend, looking improve to upon its 2-2 Ivy League record against the Ancient Eights New York contingent: Cornell (5-12, 0-4 Ivy) and Columbia (12-6, 3-1 Ivy). The Bulldogs (7-11 overall) will challenge Big Red on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m., while the Lions, who will play at Brown on Friday, visit the Elm City on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Saturday will also mark the Bulldogs annual Youth Day event, with festivities beginning at 4:30 p.m.
February 5, 2010
Bulldogs Run Past Cornell, 74-50
Chris Gobrecht, Yales Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Womens Basketball, often refers to a style of play known as Bulldog Basketball. Fans in attendance at the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Friday night got a textbook definition of Bulldog Basketball, as Yale turned in its most complete effort of the season en route to defeating visiting Ivy League foe Cornell by a score of 74-50. The Bulldogs made their first 10 shots from the floor, propelling themselves to 40 points prior to the intermission, then came out of the locker room and held Big Red to just 18.5% shooting in the second half. Sophomore Michelle Cashen recorded a double-double for the Bulldogs, while junior Mady Gobrecht led the 11 Yale players who put tallies on the board with a team-best 13 points.
January 30, 2010
First-Place Princeton Pulls Away From Yale, 69-48
Junior Yoyo Greenfield scored 11 points and senior Haywood Wright tallied 10 for the Yale womens basketball team on Saturday night at Princeton, but the host Tigers remained unbeaten in Ivy League play with a 69-48 victory. Senior Melissa Colborne had eight points and a team-best eight rebounds for the Bulldogs, and junior Mady Gobrecht netted nine points and hauled in five boards. Colborne and Gobrecht shared the team high with four assists apiece.
January 29, 2010
Bulldogs Continue Ivy Play at Penn and Princeton
Coming off of a convincing 67-43 victory over Brown on Friday night, the Yale womens basketball team looks to keep firing on all cylinders as Ivy League play continues at Penn and Princeton. After splitting their home-and-home series with the Bears, the Bulldogs enter the first full weekend of Ancient Eight competition at 6-10 overall and 1-1 in Ivy League play. This weekend, action from the Palestra in Philadelphia will tip off on Friday at 7 p.m., while Jadwin Gym in Princeton, N.J. hosts a 6 p.m. contest with the Tigers on Saturday.
January 29, 2010
Bulldogs Battle Past Penn, 58-51
Defense and rebounding have been the hallmarks of the Yale womens basketball teams success in 2009-10, and Friday night at Penn was no different. The Bulldogs held host Penn to just 51 points and outrebounded the Quakers , 35-27, en route to claiming a 58-51 Ivy League road victory at the Palestra in Philadelphia. Freshman Megan Vasquez led Yale offensively with 16 points, and junior Mady Gobrecht put forth a well-rounded effort with seven points, nine rebounds and five assists.
January 25, 2010
Vasquez Earns Second Ivy League Rookie of the Week Honor
On the heels of leading the Yale womens basketball team with 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this past weekend, freshman Megan Vasquez has been selected as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office today. Vasquez, Yales leader with 11.3 points per game through 16 contests in 2009-10, takes home the weekly laurel for the second time in her freshman campaign.
January 22, 2010
Bulldogs Return to New Haven for Ivy Home Opener
After wrapping up its non-conference schedule at Bryant on Monday, the Yale womens basketball team gets back to Ivy League competition on Friday night against Brown. The 7 p.m. contest marks the Bulldogs return to the John J. Lee Amphitheater after a seven-game road trip. Yale enters the game at 5-10 overall and 0-1 in Ivy League play, while Brown sits at 4-11 overall and 1-0 against Ancient Eight competition. The game will be streamed live with Yale All-Access with John Song 11 and Jonathan Zelig 11L on the call. The audio portion of that broadcast will also air live on WYBC, Yales student radio station.
January 22, 2010
Bulldogs' Defense Stifles Brown in 67-43 Rout
Last season, the Yale womens basketball team dropped its Ivy League opener to Brown, only to come back and trounce the Bears by 34 points just one week later. The Bulldogs were looking for history to repeating itself at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven on Friday, and they got it, avenging last weeks four-point defeat with a 67-43 victory. 10 different players scored for the Bulldogs, led by 11 points each from junior Yoyo Greenfield and sophomore Michelle Cashen.
January 18, 2010
Yale Wraps Up Non-Conference Schedule at Bryant on Monday
After opening the 2009-10 Ivy League season with a loss at Brown on Friday, the Yale womens basketball team takes a break from Ancient Eight competition to wrap up its non-conference schedule on Monday afternoon at Bryant. The Yale Bulldogs (5-9, 0-1 Ivy) are looking to get back on track against the Bryant Bulldogs (5-11, 3-3 Northeast) before their return contest against Brown on Friday, Jan. 22 in New Haven. Mondays non-league action tips off at the Chace Wellness Center in Smithfield, R.I. at 2 p.m.
January 18, 2010
Vasquez Nets 19, Yale Rally Falls Short at Bryant
Freshman Megan Vasquez scored a game- and career-high 19 points and shared the game-high of eight rebounds for the Yale womens basketball team at non-conference opponent Bryant on Monday afternoon, but the home Bulldogs from Rhode Island were able to hold off the New Haven Bulldogs by a final score of 69-62. Vasquez and senior Melissa Colborne each had seven points during a furious second-half rally that saw Yale storm back from 19 points down to cut the lead to a single bucket before Bryant pulled away for the seven-point win.
January 15, 2010
Bulldogs Open Ivy Play at Brown on Friday
With 13 non-conference games gone in the 2009-10 season, the Yale womens basketball team begins its season within a season on Friday, kicking off the Ivy League slate at Brown University. The Bulldogs (5-8) have taken three of their last four meetings with the Bears, who enter league play at 3-11, including a 71-37 thrashing in Providence last season. Action from Pizzitola Sports Center tips off at 7 p.m.
January 15, 2010
Brown Holds Off Yale, 60-56
All season long, defense has led to wins for the Yale womens basketball team. Friday night at Brown in the Ivy League opener, however, the Bears defense was just a little bit better as the home team edged the Bulldogs in a defensive battle by a score of 60-56. Junior Mady Gobrecht posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Yale.
January 9, 2010
Bulldogs Trek to NJIT for Final Ivy Tune-Up
After strong showings at Big 12 opponents Kansas State and Colorado came up short this past week, the Yale womens basketball team returns to the Northeast on Saturday, looking to enter Ivy League play on a high note with a win at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The Bulldogs final game prior to the start of Ancient Eight play tips off at 2 p.m. from the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center in Newark N.J. Yale, currently in the midst of a seven-game road trip, enters the contest with a record of 4-8.
January 9, 2010
Bulldogs Sink NJIT, 68-58
The formula has been simple for the Yale womens basketball team this season: play defense and win. Entering Saturday afternoons contest at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Bulldogs had held opponents to 60 points or fewer in all of their wins in 2009-10. The recipe held true on Saturday, as the stingy Yale defense surrendered just 58 points to the Highlanders en route to claiming a 68-58 road victory. Junior Mady Gobrecht led three Bulldogs scoring in double figures with a game-best 16 points.
January 4, 2010
Colorado Holds Off Bulldogs, 78-71
The Yale womens basketball team jumped out to an early lead against a Big 12 opponent for the second consecutive game, this time running out in front of Colorado at the Coors Event Center in Boulder, Colo. on Monday evening. But just as they had done two days previous against Kansas State, the Bulldogs valiant effort was not enough as the Buffaloes escaped an upset by a score of 78-71. Sophomore Michelle Cashen paced Yale with 18 points and 11 rebounds to register her third double-double of the season.
January 4, 2010
Megan Vasquez Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
After averaging 16.0 points in a pair of road contests against 2009 NCAA Tournament participants Sacred Heart and Kansas State this past week, Megan Vasquez (Merrick, N.Y.) of the Yale womens basketball team has been honored by the Ivy League as its Rookie of the Week. Vasquez led the Bulldogs in scoring in both games last week.
January 2, 2010
Big 12 Duo to Host Bulldogs This Weekend
While millions will descend upon Manhattan, N.Y. to ring in 2010, the Yale womens basketball team will welcome the new year in Manhattan, Kansas, as the Bulldogs challenge Big 12 opponent Kansas State on Jan. 2. Action from Bramlage Coliseum in the Little Apple begins at 2 p.m. CST. Yale concludes its Midwest swing in Boulder, Colo. against the Buffaloes on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. MST.
January 2, 2010
Kansas State Pulls Away From Yale, 78-59
The Yale womens basketball team led host Kansas State by as many as 10 points on Saturday afternoon, looking for its first-ever win against a Big 12 team. However, despite a career-best 18 points from freshman Megan Vasquez, the Wildcats hot shooting got the best of the Bulldogs as 12 Kansas State three pointers propelled the home team to a 78-59 victory.
December 28, 2009
Sacred Heart Hosts Bulldogs in Battle of Nutmeg State Rivals
The Yale womens basketball team will return from a week-long hiatus on Monday evening looking to snap a two-game losing streak in Fairfield, Conn. against the Pioneers from Sacred Heart University. The Bulldogs enter the contest with a record of 4-5.
December 28, 2009
Sacred Heart Outguns Yale, 76-67
Ten different players scored for the Yale womens basketball team at Sacred Heart on Monday night, but the Bulldogs came up short to the host Pioneers, falling by a score of 76-67. Freshman Megan Vasquez paced the Yale offense with 14 points, but the defending Northeast Conference Champions got 26 points from Alisa Apo and a double-double from Callan Taylor to improve to 8-3 on the season. Yale falls to 4-6 in defeat.
December 21, 2009
Quinnipiac Pulls Away From Yale, 75-59
The Yale womens basketball team kept on the heels of Quinnipiac for most of Monday evenings contest at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, but the Bulldogs had to play catch-up one too many times in the game, as the Bobcats pulled away in the second half to claim a 75-59 victory. Junior Yoyo Greenfield led all players with a season-best 17 points for Yale.
December 21, 2009
Bulldogs Head to Quinnipiac for Elm City Showdown
There may be a road game on the schedule, but the Yale womens basketball team will only be traveling a scant nine miles from the familiar confines of Payne Whitney Gymnasium on Monday evening. The Bulldogs destination is the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, home of the Quinnipiac Bobcats. Yale and Quinnipiac, meeting for the 12th consecutive season, will clash at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs enter the contest with an even 4-4 record.
December 19, 2009
UC Davis Holds Off Bulldogs, 60-55
While the Yale womens basketball team knew it would have its hands full with visiting UC Davis on Saturday evening at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, the Bulldogs had another foe to contend with in addition to a tough Aggies squad: a 10-day layoff from the basketball court. Despite a game-best 16 points from junior Mady Gobrecht to lead three Yale players in double-figures, the Bulldogs rust proved to be the difference as Yale was unable to overcome 29 turnovers and a 39.6% shooting percentage, ultimately falling to UC Davis by a score of 60-55.
December 19, 2009
Tonight's Women's Basketball Game Moved to 5:00 PM
Due to the threat of inclement weather throughout the Northeast, tonight's women's basketball game featuring Yale and UC Davis has been moved to 5:00 p.m.
December 17, 2009
Bulldogs Host UC Davis in Saturday Night Showdown
After a week away from the hardwood to close out the fall semester of classes, the Yale womens basketball team returns to the court on Saturday night against UC Davis as the Aggies, making their first-ever appearance in the Nutmeg State, visit the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven for 7 p.m. contest. Sam Levander 10 and Lizz Reeves 11 will be on the call for WYBC, Yales student radio station, with Live Stats and streaming video via Yale All-Access also available. The game will be the Bulldogs final home game prior to a seven-game road trip.
December 9, 2009
Bulldogs Host Terriers on Wednesday Night at 5:30 p.m.
After snapping a three-game losing streak on Saturday at Bucknell, the Yale womens basketball team looks to maintain its momentum on Wednesday night against Boston University. The Bulldogs (3-3) challenge the Terriers (3-4) for the first time since the 2001-02 season, as action tips off from the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven at 5:30 p.m. Live stats are available for the game, as is streaming video via Yale All-Access. The audio portion of that broadcast will also air on WYBC, Yales student radio station, with Paul Treadgold 10 and Evan Ellis 12 on the call. The contest is the first game of a single-admission doubleheader, with the Yale mens basketball squad set to host Bryant at 7:30 p.m.
December 9, 2009
Four Net Double Figures to Push Yale Past Boston University, 61-57
Junior Mady Gobrecht scored a career-high 18 points to lead four players in double figures as the Yale womens basketball team defeated visiting Boston University on Wednesday evening by a score of 61-57. The Bulldogs defense has now held its opponent to 60 points or fewer in all four of Yales win this season.
December 5, 2009
Bulldogs Look to Get Back on Track at Bucknell
The Yale womens basketball team heads to Lewisburg, Pa. this weekend looking to snap a three-game losing streak against its third Patriot League foe of the 2009-10 season, Bucknell. The Bulldogs (2-3) and Bison (2-5) will meet at Sojka Pavilion on Saturday evening for a 7 p.m. tip-off. The contest will feature complimentary live stats and audio with pay-per-view video also available.
December 5, 2009
Bulldogs Outlast Bucknell, 54-50
All season long, Chris Gobrecht has credited the tremendous depth of the Yale womens basketball team as one of its biggest assets. That depth was in full effect on Saturday night at Bucknell, as the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Womens Basketball got points from all nine players who took the court. In the end, the Bulldogs needed every one of those points to hang on and best the host Bison, 54-50, at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, Pa. Senior Melissa Colborne led the balanced attack with 10 points, and junior Mady Gobrecht chipped in with nine points and a team-high seven rebounds.
November 28, 2009
Shootout Goes to North Carolina A&T, 80-79
The Yale womens basketball team broke out of its season-long shooting slump, knocking down more than half of its shots from the floor on Saturday against North Carolina A&T at the Holiday Inn & Suites Express Midtown Thanksgiving Tournament hosted by the University of New Mexico. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the Aggies from North Carolina A&T kept pace with them every step of the way, and an offensive rebound and put-back from Lamona Smalley as the final buzzer sounded sank Yale by a final score of 80-79. Senior Melissa Colborne led all players with 17 points, and junior Mady Gobrecht registered her second double-double of the season with 12 points and a game-best 10 rebounds.
November 27, 2009
Bulldogs Fall to Toledo, 78-61
The Yale womens basketball team had three players score in double figures on Friday night at the Holiday Inn & Suites Express Albuquerque Midtown Thanksgiving Tournament, but the Bulldogs had no answer for the red-hot shooting of Toledo, as they fell to the Rockets by a score of 78-61. Toledo shot 61.2% (30-for-49) from the floor and 60% (6-for-10) from three-point range in victory.
November 25, 2009
Bulldogs Head to New Mexico for Holiday Tournament Action
After opening the 2009-10 season with a 2-1 mark on a three-game homestand, the Yale womens basketball team heads west to Albuquerque, N.M. for a pair of contests at the Holiday Inn & Suites Express Albuquerque Midtown Thanksgiving Tournament. The Bulldogs will challenge Toledo (3-2) on Friday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. EST and will wrap up the tournament against either North Carolina A&T (1-2) or host New Mexico (3-1) on Saturday at either 7 p.m. (consolation) or 9 p.m. (championship) EST.
November 19, 2009
No. 7/14 Arizona State Downs Yale, 82-46
The Yale womens basketball team got points from nine different players on Thursday at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, but No.7/14 Arizona State had four players in double-figures and outrebounded the Bulldogs by 40 en route to taking an 82-46 victory. Yale freshman Megan Vasquez had a team-high eight points, while the Sun Devils Becca Tobin led all players with 14 points.
November 18, 2009
Bulldogs to Host No. 7/14 Arizona State on Thursday
After posting back-to-back wins to open the 2009-10 campaign, the Yale womens basketball team closes out its early season home stand against its toughest challenger thus far, No. 7/14 Arizona State. The Sun Devils (1-0) and Bulldogs (2-0) will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday night at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Conn. The contest will be streamed live on the Internet via Yale All-Access with commentary by John Song 11 and Leroy Cole 12 from WYBC, Yales student radio station. WYBC will also broadcast the audio portion of the live stream on its website, WYBC.com.
November 17, 2009
Army Visits New Haven for Tuesday Night Contest
Coming off of a comeback win in Fridays season opener against Holy Cross, the Yale womens basketball team looks to keep its momentum as Army visits the John J. Lee Amphitheater for a Tuesday night contest. Tip-off from the Elm City is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be streamed live via Yale All-Access with audio commentary provided by Jonathan Zelig 11L and Sam Purdy 10 from WYBC, Yales student radio station.
November 17, 2009
Yale Defense Shuts Down Army, 55-42
While the Yale womens basketball team was successful in playing catch-up in the season-opening win against Holy Cross on Friday, the Bulldogs took a more traditional path to victory in Tuesdays win over visiting Army at John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven. Yale started the contest on a 10-2 run never looked back, holding the Black Knights to just 15 points in the first half en route to taking a 55-42 decision.
November 13, 2009
Bulldogs Open 2009-10 Slate with Holy Cross
Friday night marks the beginning of the 37th season of Yale womens basketball, as the Bulldogs host the College of the Holy Cross in a non-conference tilt. Action from the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Conn. begins at 7:30 p.m. The contest will be streamed live via Yale All-Access.
November 13, 2009
Big Second Half Propels Bulldogs Past Holy Cross, 66-60
It took the Yale womens basketball team nearly seven minutes to register its first points of the 2009-10 season, but a team-high 15 points from freshman Megan Vasquez in her collegiate debut and double-doubles from both sophomore Michelle Cashen and junior Mady Gobrecht led a furious second-half comeback as the Bulldogs downed Holy Cross on Friday night at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven by a score of 66-60. Yale outrebounded the Crusaders, 54-41, and held the visitors to just 21 second-half points.
November 11, 2009
Season Outlook: Re-Loaded Bulldogs Ready for 2009-10
After a promising 2008-09 season was derailed by a series of injuries, the Yale womens basketball team returns seven letterwinners from that season, including four starters, for the 2009-10 campaign. Chris Gobrecht, entering her fifth year as the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Womens Basketball, has also added a nationally-recognized recruiting class to a team that knocked off North Carolina State and came within 15 seconds of defeating Kentucky one season ago.
October 29, 2009
Bulldogs Tabbed for Fifth in Ivy League Preseason Poll
Coming off of a 4-10 Ivy League season that was marred by a slew of injuries, the Yale womens basketball team has been selected to finish fifth in the upcoming 2009-10 campaign, as voted upon by the Ancient Eight media and sports information directors. The Bulldogs, who return four opening-day starters from last season and added a nationally-recognized recruiting class for this season, shared fifth place with Cornell. Dartmouth, the reigning Ivy League champion, was selected to repeat with 11 of 16 first-place votes.
September 3, 2009
Yale Athletics Announces Video Streaming Partnership with Stretch Internet
The Yale University Athletic Department will team up with Stretch Internet to provide live, streaming video for home contests in five varsity sports: mens and womens basketball, mens and womens ice hockey, and volleyball. Audio for the contests will be provided by WYBC, Yales student radio station.
August 27, 2009
Three with Yale Ties to Enter New England Basketball Hall of Fame
Two Yale graduates, Earl Butch Graves 84 and Karen Yarasavage 87, as well as former Bulldogs coach and current administrator Amy Backus have been selected for induction into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Graves and Yarasavage are being honored for their playing careers at Yale, while Backus is being recognized for her efforts as head womens basketball coach at Middlebury (Vt.) College.
August 5, 2009
National Powers Highlight 2009-10 Womens Basketball Schedule
Twelve home contests, including a Nov. 19 clash with 2009 Regional Finalist Arizona State, highlight the 2009-10 schedule for the Yale womens basketball team. The Bulldogs will also host Holy Cross, Army, UC Davis and Boston University in addition to seven Ivy League home contests. Big XII teams Kansas State and Colorado, as well as a Thanksgiving tournament at the University of New Mexico underscore the road portion of Yales upcoming slate.
June 29, 2009
Dianne Nolan Named Associate Head Coach
Chris Gobrecht, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Womens Basketball at Yale has announced that Dianne Nolan has been promoted to Associate Head Coach. Nolan, a 35-year Division I coaching veteran, served as an assistant coach on the Bulldogs sidelines for the past two seasons.