Field Hockey Falls to No. 12 Boston University, 1-0
Sept. 21, 2003
Shutout by the No. 12 Boston University defense, the field hockey team dropped its third game in a row, losing 1-0 to the Terriers. The one-goal loss was the fourth of the season for the Bulldogs, who fell to 1-4 while BU improved to 4-2.
BU junior Adrienne Scibilia tallied the lone goal in the game.
The Elis fell behind early in the contest, as Scibilia scored just 1:50 into the game off an assist from Celeste Hubbard. For the remainder of the game the Bulldogs were able to keep the Terriers from increasing their lead, but could not convert to tie things up.
Yale goalie Krissy Nesburg finished the game with 10 saves off 15 BU shots, while Terrier goaltender Erin Prediger stopped 6 of 7 Yale shots.
With over two minutes remaining in the game, the Elis pulled Nesburg in favor of an extra forward to try to generate offense. Despite several opportunities, they failed to capitalize.
It was the second time Yale has lost a one-goal game to a No. 12-ranked opponent. Last week, the Bulldogs fell 5-4 to Princeton University in overtime.
"We once again proved we can play with the top programs in the country," said Yale Head Coach Ainslee Lamb. "The next step is not just playing with those programs, it's beating them. It's just a matter of working hard to take that step."
The Elis return to New Haven for a seven-game home stretch beginning with Cornell on Saturday, September 27 at 12 p.m.