Yale Falls to No. 11 Boston College
Oct. 31, 2004
The last home game for the Class of 2005 ended on a bittersweet note as Yale (6-10, 1-5 Ivy) played evenly with No. 11 Boston College (16-4), but allowed two goals on penalty corners to drop the contest 2-0 Sunday afternoon. Yale's five seniors, Sarah Driscoll, Meredith Howell, Meredith Hudson, Elizabeth Topp and Captain Chrissy Hall, were honored before the game for their contributions to the field hockey program.
Yale began the first half on its own side of the field, as Boston College was able to take possession away from the Bulldogs after the opening pass back. The Bulldogs had to defend against five Boston College penalty corners, and were successful on all but one. Bronwen Kelly was able to deflect a Sara York shot past Yale goaltender Kate Crandall 14:44 into play. Topp led the Bulldogs offensively with four shots in the half.
The Bulldogs turned the game around in the second half and outshot the Eagles 5-3. Yale had three penalty corners in the half and Hudson got a shot past BC goaltender Jillian Savoy with five minutes to go, however the goal was called off by the officials due to a third-party violation.
Kelly gave the Eagles some needed insurance, scoring her second goal of the game at 62:30 on a penalty corner. Crandall saved Sabrina Lazzari's initial shot, however Kelly deflected the rebound into the cage.
Crandall and Savoy both had five saves on the day. The two teams also had 10 shots apiece.
"This is a tribute to the team that they gave the 11th-ranked team in the country a tough game," said Yale Head Coach Ainslee Lamb after the contest. "The team came back after that tough loss Friday and played with pride to represent Yale very well."
Yale concludes its 2004 season at noon next Saturday as they travel to Brown.