Three Second Half Goals Lift Yale Over Brown on Senior Day
Nov. 8, 2003
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale field hockey team used three second half goals to defeat Brown, 3-1, on "Senior Day" in a conference match-up in brisk conditions at Johnson Field on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Bulldogs finish the regular season 11-6 overall and 5-2 in the Ivy League, trying their best finish in the conference since 1998.
Sarah Driscoll set up Elizabeth Topp's game-winning goal with 23:30 left in the second half on a penalty corner. Jana Halfon and Meredith Hudson scored the other goals for the Bulldogs, who won five games in a row and eight of their last nine to end the regular season.
Brown (11-6, 4-3) scored first, as Lizzie Buza notched an unassisted goal in the final minute of the first half to give the Bears the lead at the intermission. Brown outshot Yale 17-7.
Halfon tied the game with an unassisted goal with 30:37 left. Topp and Hudson scored their goals five minutes apart, both on penalty corners, to lead Yale to victory.
"We won the game with all the seniors on the field and this victory is a tribute to their tremendous contributions they have made to this program," said Yale head coach Ainslee Lamb.
Krissy Nesburg, who has started every game in her four-year career, recorded six saves for Yale.
Seniors Maureen Braun, Stephanie Dolmat-Connell, team captain Fran Gardner, Jana Halfon, Krissy Nesburg and Brooke Worthington were all honored with a special introduction and a bouquet before the game.