September 3, 2004

Field Hockey Wins Overtime Thriller

Sept. 3, 2004

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Although the Sacred Heart Pioneers scored the only two minutes into Friday night's game at Johnson Field, the Yale Bulldogs were able to fight back and win the first game of their 2004 season.

Sacred Heart's Becky Ford scored for the Pioneers off of a save made by Yale goalkeeper Kate Crandall. Yale sophomore Trish Bissett answered back with an unassisted goal with 13:45 remaining. Bissett also helped put the Bulldogs on top as she assisted senior Elizabeth Topp with 8:59 remaining.

The Bulldogs would lead 2-1 for the next 30 minutes, but SHU's Ford tied the game at 2-2, after she deflected a penalty corner shot from Colleen Carney.

Yale dominated SHU on the field, outshooting the Pioneers 18-4, but the Bulldogs couldn't get another goal past SHU goalkeeper Ashley DelGreco in regulation.

Senior Meredith Hudson saved the day for the Bulldogs as she scored on her first penalty corner shot of the year, ending the game only 2:24 into the 15 minute sudden-victory overtime period.

"I am thrilled with their performance," said Yale Head Coach Ainslee Lamb. "This is Sacred Heart's third game and only our first, but we played like we were in midseason form. "

Yale's (1-0) next home contest is Sunday afternoon against Holy Cross at 1 pm on Johnson Field.

Written by: Emily Field '05, Sports Information Department

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