September 28, 2003

Late Goals Propel Yale to 4-2 Win Over Vermont

Sept. 28, 2003

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Trish Bissett deflected in a Meredith Hudson penalty corner shot with 4:46 to play for the go-ahead goal as Yale beat Vermont 4-2 at Johnson Field. Stephanie Dolmat-Connell added another goal with 3:30 to play to seal the victory.

The game, played in a driving rainstorm, was a see-saw battle until the final minutes. Twice Yale scored goals only to have Vermont respond within minutes. Jana Halfon tallied at 25:34 of the first half, but Vermont's Christie Layden countered with a goal just 2:30 later. The Bulldogs went back on top with a Lindsay Collins goal at 31:38 of the second half, but Layden again responded with a goal, this one 2:39 later.

The Bulldogs still controlled much of the play, and after a series of penalty corners late in the game finally converted when Hudson's blast was tipped in by Bissett.

"We've been dominating the midfield, but we've just got to get in the circle and score," noted Yale head coach Ainslee Lamb. "That third goal let our players get confident."

The win was the second of the weekend for Yale, coming on the heels of a 3-2 win over Cornell.

"It was a challenge to play back-to-back games," Lamb said. "Especially with this one being non-conference. Our players have shown that they can play Saturday-Sunday, and that they're taking this season one game at a time."

Yale returns to action Wednesday, hosting UConn at 7:00.