October 6, 2007

Lindroth's Goal Lifts Yale Over Dartmouth 1-0 in Double OT

Oct. 6, 2007

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale extended its winning streak to four games in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon, as senior forward Cat Lindroth's goal 35 seconds into double overtime gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 win over Dartmouth.

Lindroth's tally ended a hard-fought game that saw both goalkeepers reach double figures in saves as both teams contended with the unseasonably warm and humid conditions. The game-winning goal came after senior forward Harriet Thayer drove the right side and sent a cross that Lindroth redirected in.

"It was just a brilliant way to end our first Ivy League win -- one senior assisting another senior after battling for over 85 minutes of scoreless hockey," said head coach Pam Stuper.

The Bulldogs controlled play early on, but Dartmouth keeper Jordan Sedlacek kept her team in the game with six saves in the first period and seven in the second.

"Dartmouth played a really good game -- the best from what I've seen this year," Stuper said. "As I told their coach, a Dartmouth-Yale game will always be a battle."

The Big Green (2-7, 1-3 Ivy) threatened constantly in the first overtime, when Yale sophomore goalkeeper Charlotte Goins made six of her 10 saves on the day.

"Charlotte played well throughout, but she was awesome in overtime," Stuper said. "She made several key saves and played some one-on-ones really well."

This was Goins' third shutout in the last four games. Yale has allowed only three goals in the last five games, and others besides Goins contributed to Saturday's sterling defensive effort.

"Julia Weiser played a really nice game, especially in overtime," Stuper said. "She had some good tackles, communicated well and played some smart hockey when we were really fatiguing."

Yale (5-5, 1-2 Ivy) has now equaled last season's victory total with seven games remaining. The Bulldogs visit Holy Cross Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

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