The Yale University women’s basketball team was recognized by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday as one of its honorees on the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2012-13 season.
Yale Head Coach Chris Gobrecht announced that guards Lena Munzer and Meghan McIntyre and forwards Katie Werner and Elizabeth Haley will join the Yale roster as freshmen for the 2013-14 season beginning this fall.
Yale will head out on the road to close out the regular season with a pair of Ivy League games at Princeton on Friday and Penn on Saturday. The Bulldogs need at least a split of the weekend’s games in order to remain in the hunt for a postseason berth, but even with a sweep, help is needed from Harvard and Penn.
The Yale University women’s basketball team wanted to send out seniors Megan Vasquez and Allie Messimer out on a high note in the final home game of the season, but they had to put in extra work to get that celebratory victory.
Yale will play the final two home games of the season this weekend when Columbia and Cornell visit John J. Lee Amphitheater. Yale will host Senior Night on Saturday and pay tribute to seniors Allie Messimer and Megan Vasquez prior to the game against Cornell.
The Yale University women’s basketball team shut down Dartmouth for a stretch of more than six minutes at the end of the first half, using an unrelenting defensive effort to take control of the game, and it was more than enough to propel the Bulldogs to their fourth Ivy League victory in the last five games.
Senior guard Megan Vasquez became the eighth player in the history of the women’s basketball program at Yale University to record 1,300 career points with her first basket of the game and junior guard Janna Graf provided the offensive spark that Yale needed in the second half to get back on the winning track Friday night.
The snowy forecast has forced changes to the schedule, but Yale will still welcome Penn and Princeton to New Haven for the first meeting of the season against both teams. Yale is looking to bounce back following last week’s discouraging home losses to Harvard and Dartmouth.
Due to the weather forecast for this weekend, all events related to the Yale Athletics Pink Zones, including the Battle of the Badges competition, have been postponed to March 2. The game schedule for this weekend has also been changed.
While it is still early, the Yale University women’s basketball team’s chances of making noise in the Ivy League’s race for two postseason bids took a major hit this weekend with back-to-back home losses to both Harvard and a Dartmouth team that has not beaten Yale since 2009.
Yale welcomes Harvard and Dartmouth to New Haven for the first back-to-back Ivy League weekend of the season beginning with Friday’s game against the Crimson. Yale is seeking its fourth win in the last five meetings with Harvard and seventh straight win over Dartmouth.
Sarah Halejian’s most impressive performance of her college career did more than lift the Yale University Women’s Basketball Team to its first Ivy League win of the season, it also caught the attention of the Ivy League.
The Yale University Women’s Basketball Team will welcome Special Olympics Connecticut and the Unified Sports® athletes from local high schools to the John J. Lee Amphitheater for an awards ceremony and special halftime game when the Bulldogs host rival Harvard on Friday, February 1, at 7 p.m.