Yale Slips Past Fairfield, 2-1
Nov. 4, 2003
Katie Rivkin scored off a rebound with 5:05 to play to give Yale a 2-1 win at Fairfield. The win, Yale's fourth in a row and seventh in eight games, improves Yale to 10-6 overall. With one regular season game to go and a potential ECAC tournament appearance, the team is already tied for the fourth-most wins in a season in school history.
Meredith Hudson scored the lone goal of the first period to give Yale a 1-0 lead, converting a penalty corner on assists by Sarah Driscoll and Jana Halfon 2:55 into the game. The two teams then went scoreless for the next 53:34 until Fairfield's Kelly Rath tied the score on assists by Allison Mays and Lindsay Martin. Rivkin scored just over seven minutes later to get the lead back for Yale, and the Elis held on from there.
"One thing we do well is we react well to getting scored upon," noted Yale head coach Ainslee Lamb. "I knew we had the ability to come back and win."
Yale goalie Krissy Nesburg made all five of her saves in the second half, when Fairfield outshot Yale 5-4.
"We didn't play our best, but we still found a way to win," Lamb noted.
The Bulldogs end the regular season with a game against Brown at Johnson Field on Saturday at 12:00.