Bolling and Goins Combine for Shutout
ORONO, Me. - Seniors Ashley McCauley and Katie Cantore have racked up some big offensive numbers for Yale throughout their careers. They're both in the top five on the school's all-time list in their respective specialties -- goals for McCauley, assists for Cantore. On Saturday against Colgate, it only took one of those from each for Yale to get a win. A combined shutout from junior Katie Bolling and senior Charlotte Goins made McCauley's first-period goal, assisted by Cantore, enough to beat the Raiders 1-0 in a neutral site game at Maine.
Yale (2-2) had trailed at one point in each of its first three games, but McCauley broke that streak with a tip in of Cantore's pass at 32:04. That gave McCauley 75 points for her career (33 goals, 9 assists), moving her past Amanda Walton '02 into fifth on Yale's all-time list in that category. She is also fifth in goals. The assist was the 19th of Cantore's career, moving her into a tie for fifth with Harriet Thayer '08 and Anne Lehman '93. With six assists already this season, Cantore may be within striking distance of Yale's single-season record (14) soon.
Cantore's value to the team at both ends of the field was underscored when she was temporarily sidelined with a cut in the second half. Colgate (0-4) seized that chance to generate its best offensive chances of the day, including a flurry of shots and corners. None of them got past Goins, who -- as has been the case all season long -- came on to play the second half after Bolling took care of the first half.
"Charlotte played a great game," said head coach Pam Stuper. "It felt like in the last 20 minutes the ball was down below our 30 all the time. It was nice to see her and Katie combine for their first shutout of the year."
Yale outshot Colgate 12-6, including 8-1 in the first half.
"Lesley Kiger came off the bench in the first half and really created some good opportunities for us in the circle," Stuper said.
The win snapped a streak of back-to-back overtime losses for the Bulldogs, who fell to Maine 3-2 on Friday and easily could be 4-0 instead of 2-2 right now. They now turn their attention to the start of Ivy League play -- archrival Harvard comes to Johnson Field next Saturday.
"It was a good win for us," Stuper said. "Our kids deserved to come home with at least a split."
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity