Yale Beats Quinnipiac 4-1

Yale Beats Quinnipiac 4-1

Oct. 6, 2004

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New Haven, CT - Four different players scored goals as Yale beat Quinnipiac 4-1 in field hockey action at Johnson Field Wednesday night. Chrissy Hall, Meredith Howell, Meredith Hudson and Elizabeth Topp all scored for the Bulldogs (4-5), and Elizabeth Friedlander added seven saves. Jaime Cassesse scored the only goal for the Bobcats (3-10).

"We walk away with a win against a program that goes to the NCAAs every year," noted Yale head coach Ainslee Lamb. "We played well, and met the three goals we set going into the game: outwork the other team, score, and win. We knew if we controlled the first two the third would happen."

Yale took a 1-0 lead when Hudson scored on an assist from Sarah Driscoll at 19:09 of the first, then extended the lead on an unassisted goal by Hall at 11:14. Quinnpiac's goal at 10:01 left the score at 2-1 heading into halftime. Topp scored at the 27:33 mark of the second half, and Howell tallied off an assist from Catherine Lindroth at 15:02 to end the scoring.

In addition to the goal scorers - all seniors - Lamb noted the play of some of Yale's younger players, particularly left back Heather Orrico.

"I forget she's a sophomore," Lamb said. "She's playing like a senior."

The Bulldogs return to the field Saturday at Dartmouth. Game time is 12:00.

report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department