Bulldogs Fall to McGill 1-0 in Exhibition

Aurora Kennedy. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Aurora Kennedy. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris and junior goaltender Genny Ladiges combined for 39 saves Sunday afternoon at Ingalls Rink in Yale's exhibition against McGill, but Martlets goalie Taylor Salisbury stopped all 20 Yale shots for a 1-0 McGill win.

Snikeris made 16 saves in the first period. The Martlets' best scoring chance came when Ann-Sophie Bettez grabbed a loose puck at center ice behind the Yale defense and skated in on Snikeris. Sophomore defenseman Natalie Wedell stayed with the play and managed to get her stick in front of Bettez so that she could not get off the shot. The loose puck wound up on the stick of Katia Clement-Heydra, but her shot rattled off the crossbar.

The Bulldogs killed off a minute-long five-on-three at the end of the first and went into intermission with the game still scoreless.

McGill finally got one past Snikeris at 10:07 of the second, breaking up a string of 21 straight saves by the Yale net minder. Cathy Chartrand stuffed in a rebound of a shot by Kim Ton-That to make it 1-0 Martlets.

The Martlets had a 30-9 advantage in shots heading into the third period, but the Bulldogs outshot McGill 11-10 in the final frame while trying to mount a comeback. Ladiges stopped all 10 shots she saw, but Yale's only goal of the game was waved off because it had been kicked in. The Bulldogs had a pair of power plays and also pulled the goalie for an extra skater late in the game but could not come up with the equalizer.

Yale opens the 2010-11 regular season at Vermont next Friday.

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