Cornell Edges Yale 2-1 on Penalty Stroke Goal

Bridget Condie. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Bridget Condie. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

ITHACA, N.Y. – A penalty stroke goal by Cornell at 57:26 of the second half proved decisive Saturday afternoon at Dodson Field, as the Big Red topped Yale 2-1.

Freshman forward Bridget Condie gave Yale (4-6, 0-3 Ivy League) a 1-0 lead 14:36 into the game, scoring off an assist by junior back Kiwi Comizio after a penalty corner. That was one of just four shots for the half for Yale, and the Big Red (which had 11 shots in the first half) eventually tied the game 1-1 at 29:42 on a backhander by forward Krysten Mayers after a turnover in the circle by the Bulldogs.

Cornell (6-5, 1-2 Ivy League) had an 8-6 shot advantage in the second half, but the decisive goal came on a stroke by midfielder Kirsten Pienaar at 57:26 – the freshman's first career goal. The stroke was awarded after a Cornell shot hit a Yale player's foot.

Senior goalkeeper Emilie Katz made 10 saves for the Bulldogs – the fourth time in the last six games she has reached double digits in saves. Kelly Johnson made six stops for Cornell.

Three of Yale's six losses this season have been by one goal. The Bulldogs travel to Bucknell Sunday.

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