Oct. 23, 2004
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Despite receiving eight penalty corner scoring opportunities, Yale dropped its fourth Ivy League contest against the Quakers of Penn on Saturday afternoon at Johnson Field. Meredith Hudson and Grace Morris led the Bulldogs with three shots on goal each.
Neither team notched more than 10 shots, as the two evenly matched teams battled for possession in the middle of the field. Both teams struggled with unseasonably cool temperatures.
Penn scored first when senior Liz Lorelli was able to get a shot past Yale goaltender Kate Crandall with 5:55 remaining in the first half. Jessica Kaylor scored for the Quakers in the second half.
Yale Head Coach Ainslee Lamb acknowledged the improvement of the Quaker program over the past year: "We had traditionally been a stronger program the past few years, but they've really gained some momentum."
In 2003, Yale defeated the Quakers in the ECAC Championship last November.
However, Lamb praised the effort and talent of her team, "We really do have tremendous talent. Our team has a lot of heart and a lot of passion for the game. Unfortunately, luck has not been going our way, but if we continue to work hard, we will start getting some luck back."
Yale's next contest is tomorrow against Vermont on Johnson Field at 1 p.m.