October 2, 2005

No. 20 BU Edges Yale 1-0

Oct. 2, 2005

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New Haven, CT - For the second time in five days, Yale gave a nationally-ranked team a tough battle only to fall 1-0. On Wednesday night it was No. 18 UConn; on Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field it was No. 20 B.U. The Terriers got a goal from Amy Seaman 8:41 in and made that lead stand despite a second half that saw Yale get six penalty corners to just one for BU.

Erin Prediger made nine saves for BU (7-3). Elizabeth Friedlander made five saves for the Bulldogs (3-7).

"Elizabeth had a great game, and Heather Orrico had a strong game in the midfield," said Yale head coach Pam Stuper. "I also think we started using Trish Bissett the way she can be used."

The Bulldogs got stronger as the game wore on, and had a 9-3 edge in shots over the second half. Yale's best chance to score came on a penalty corner with under 17 minutes to play, but Prediger made a diving stop on a Heather Orrico shot and Yale was unable to control the rebound to get it past the prone goalkeeper. Prediger kicked away a Yale shot with under two minutes to play to end the Bulldogs' final threat.

Yale returns to action with an Ivy League game Saturday, hosting Dartmouth at Noon.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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