October 31, 2009

Late Goals Give No. 3 Clarkson 2-0 Win

Snikeris Makes 36 Saves

POTSDAM, N.Y. - For the first two periods Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena, junior goalkeeper Jackee Snikeris kept Yale locked in a scoreless tie with No. 3 Clarkson despite a lopsided 26-7 shot advantage for the Golden Knights. The Bulldogs had their best showing offensively in the third period, putting 10 shots on net, but it was Clarkson that finally broke through with a goal from Carlee Eusepi with just over eight minutes to play. That proved to be the game-winner as Clarkson won 2-0.  

Snikeris, who made 16 saves in the first period Friday night at St. Lawrence, was similarly busy in the first Saturday as she made 12 stops. She also stopped all 14 Clarkson shots in the second period, holding the Golden Knights scoreless on their first four power plays. But Yale could not convert any of its five power-play chances for the game.

Clarkson (9-1-1, 3-0-0 ECAC Hockey) got on the board when Eusepi's shot from the right point found its way through traffic and past Snikeris at 11:59. Four minutes later Britney Selina scored a power-play goal, and that was more than enough for Golden Knights goalie Lauren Dahm. She made 17 saves for her second shutout of the weekend.

For the second night in a row, sophomore forward Aleca Hughes generated a team-high five shots for the Bulldogs.

Yale (0-2-1, 0-2-0 ECAC Hockey) returns to the newly renovated Ingalls Rink for the home opener next Friday vs. Princeton at 7 p.m. Video of the game is available at http://www.stretchinternet.com/yaleschedule.html

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity