Yale Falls to Cornell
Sept. 25, 2004
The Yale Field Hockey team (2-4, 0-2) dropped their second Ivy League contest of the season to Cornell on Saturday evening, 1-2 in Ithaca, NY. The Bulldogs fought to keep the contest scoreless at the half, however the Big Red gained the second half momentum to get the win.
Yale dominated the first half of play, but the Bulldog offense could not get the ball past Cornell goalkeeper Lori Blutinger. Cornell was able to foil seven Yale penalty corners and four shots on goal to end the first half with no goals scored.
Cornell reversed the momentum in the second half, as Danielle Dunn scored two unassisted goals, giving the Big Red a 2-0 lead. Yale freshman Harriet Thayer led a Bulldog comeback, scoring Yale's lone goal with 10 minutes left in regulation on an unassisted shot.
Yale pulled goalkeeper Kate Crandall with 3:14 left in regulation to put 11 field players in the game and pressure the Cornell defense with all they had, however despite outshooting the Big Red 15-6 in the contest, Blutinger's nine saves kept Cornell ahead and secured the victory.
Yale's next contest is yet another away game versus UConn on Wednesday, before returning home for a contest against the University of Rhode Island next Saturday, October 2 at Noon on Johnson Field.