September 11, 2011

No. 16 Albany Edges Yale 4-3 in Overtime

Carter Scores Twice for Bulldogs 

ALBANY, N.Y. – For the second straight Sunday, the Yale field hockey team came out on the short end of an overtime battle. A week after losing to Quinnipiac on a shootout after the second overtime, this Sunday the Bulldogs fell to No. 16 Albany on a goal by forward Christina Patrick 8:33 into the first overtime. Yale's three losses this season have been by a total of four goals.

"What impressed me is that we played well and were right in the game with a team like Albany, who has been in the top 20 for the last few years," said Yale head coach Pam Stuper.

Yale (1-3) has had the lead in all four games it has played, and on Sunday the Bulldogs went ahead 3-1 before the Great Danes rallied. Yale's corner unit produced a pair of goals, the first at 9:17 on a straight shot by senior back Erin Carter with senior forward Mia Rosati as the inserter and senior back/midfielder Chelsey Locarno as the stick stopper. After Albany tied it on a penalty stroke goal by midfielder Corrine McConville, senior midfielder Dinah Landshut deflected in a shot by Carter on a corner at 39:37 to give Yale the lead again.

The Bulldogs extended the lead to 3-1 when Carter scored on a penalty stroke (after a penalty corner shot by senior back Taylor Sankovich was touched by an Albany player's foot) at 52:31, her third goal of the weekend and second via penalty stroke. But slightly more than five minutes later the Great Danes started their comeback with a goal from midfielder Daphne Voormolen.

The Bulldogs were hurt in the second half by losing Locarno and Rosati to yellow cards. Yale sophomore goalie Emily Cain, whose 11 saves gave her four straight double-digit save efforts to start the season, got some help from sophomore midfielder/back Georgia Holland in the form of a defensive save as the Bulldogs tried to hold on to the lead in the final minutes. But McConville got the equalizer off a pass from Voormolen with just 1:43 left in regulation.

A defensive save by Albany defender Taylor Luke kept Yale from getting the game-winner in overtime before Patrick got the game-winner for the Great Danes.

Yale returns home to host a pair of games next weekend, including the start of Ivy League play with an Alumnae Day game vs. Harvard on Saturday.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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