Yale Ends Season with Thrilling OT Win
Nov. 6, 2004
Yale field hockey ended its 2004 season with a breathtaking victory at Brown on Saturday afternoon, with a final score of 3-2. Despite trailing 2-1 for more than half the contest, Driscoll led the Bulldogs to victory with two unassisted goals. Yale finishes with a record of 7-10 (2-5 Ivy) while the Brown Bears fell to 6-11 (2-5 Ivy).
Catherine Lindroth gave the Bulldogs an early lead, scoring an unassisted goal 7:33 into play. However, the Bears came back to retie the contest a little more than two minutes later after Brooke Townsend got a penalty corner shot past Yale goaltender Kate Crandall. Townsend was assisted by Julia Kelderman and Samantha Lloyd.
Yale found themselves on the defensive as Brown was able to take the lead a little more than ten minutes later. Ani Kazarian scored an unassisted goal at 16:14 to end scoring for the half.
It was Driscoll, along with the Yale defense, that shined in the second half. The Bulldogs successfully defended six Brown penalty corners in the half. Crandall along with defenders Chrissy Hall, Meredith Hudson, Emily Palilonis and Heather Orrico kept the Bulldogs in the game, allowing Driscoll to even up the score.
Driscoll, who currently is Yale's all-time leader in assists, was able to take a clear from the Yale defense and transition into an unassisted goal with 30 minutes left in play. Regulation would end at a tied up 2-2, sending the game into overtime.
In what has been their longest game this season, the Bulldogs took the offensive in the overtime period. Yale outshot the Bears 6-2 in OT and it was Driscoll who won it for the Bulldogs, scoring another unassisted goal seven minutes into overtime.
Yale goaltender Crandall finished with 11 saves.