UConn Tops Yale
Sept. 29, 2004
The Yale Field Hockey team (2-5, 0-2 Ivy) fell 8-1 to the University of Connecticut on Wednesday evening in Storrs, Connecticut. The undefeated Huskies gained their tenth victory on the year and are currently ranked sixth in the nation by the United States Field Hockey Coaches Association.
UConn is the highest ranked opponent Yale has faced this season. Huskie forward Lauren Henderson scored UConn's first and last goals in the contest to become the school's all-time leading scorer, taking the place of U.S. Olympian Tracey Fuchs.
Despite facing a taunting 4-0 deficit after the first ten minutes of play, the Bulldogs did not relent, determined to play with the Huskies for all 70 minutes. Senior Elizabeth Topp put the Bulldogs on the board, scoring an unassisted goal about 17 minutes into play.
Only three other teams have scored on UConn this season; the Huskies have shut out seven opponents (including an exhibition contest).
Goaltender Elizabeth Friedlander had four saves in her first collegiate start.
Yale finally returns home after four consecutive road contests to face Rhode Island on Johnson Field Saturday, October 2nd at Noon.