October 29, 2004

Columbia Edges Past Yale

Oct. 29, 2004

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Despite out-shooting Ivy foe Columbia 10-6, Yale could not capitalize on its scoring opportunities and lost a close battle in overtime. Yale now falls to 6-9 overall and the Lions improve to 5-10. Meredith Hudson led the Bulldogs in scoring with four shots.

The two teams battled between the twenty-fives in the first half. Yale's only three shots on the half came from penalty corners. Columbia only had one shot in the first thirty five minutes of play.

The momentum turned to the Bulldogs after the halftime break. Goaltender Kate Crandall gave the Bulldogs an extra push with a diving save on Columbia's first penalty corner of the game with 8:38 remaining.

Sarah Driscoll led the Bulldogs in their transition game, putting the Bulldogs back on the offensive. Driscoll almost sealed a victory with two minutes to go in the half, dodging the Columbia defense in an excellent display of stick skills, but Columbia goaltender Kristina George made a diving save to send the game into overtime.

Trish Bissett, who returned after sitting out most of the season due to injury, passed back for Yale to being overtime. Within 30 seconds, Crandall had another spectacular save to keep the Bulldogs alive. However, Remie Merrill was able to evade Crandall 1:21 into overtime to win the game for Columbia.

Yale's final home contest of the 2004 season is Sunday at 2:00 pm against Boston College.

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