Leonoff Stops 31 for Shutout
HAMILTON, N.Y. – Led by three points from defenseman Kate Martini, Yale's freshman class delivered six points to lead the Bulldogs to a 3-0 win at Colgate Friday afternoon. Sophomore goalkeeper Jaimie Leonoff made 31 saves for her first career shutout. The Bulldogs' goals came from senior forward Alyssa Zupon, freshman forward Jamie Haddad and freshman forward Janelle Ferrara.
"This is what we expected when we recruited them, and they're certainly living up to it," said Yale head coach Joakim Flygh of the freshmen. "There's always an adjustment phase, but they played really well tonight."
Zupon opened the scoring for Yale (1-2-0, 1-0-0 ECAC Hockey) with a goal at 19:34 of the first, assisted by freshman forward Hanna Åström and Martini.
The Bulldogs got their first power-play goal of the season to go up 2-0 at 16:48 of the second. The penalty-filled frame saw the teams combine for six penalties, but the Bulldogs killed off all three of theirs en route to a perfect 4-for-4 day on the penalty kill. Haddad took advantage of a boarding call on the Raiders to score her first collegiate goal, assisted by Martini and junior defenseman Tara Tomimoto.
Ferrara then put the game out of reach late in the third with her first collegiate goal. Colgate (2-4-0, 0-1-0 ECAC Hockey) pulled goalie Ashlynne Rando (27 saves) for the final two minutes, and Ferrara scored at the 18:53 mark off assists by senior forward Danielle Moncion and Martini.
"Overall the whole team played well," said Flygh. "Jaimie Leonoff made some big, big saves that kept us in the game. The goals we scored were the result of hard work. We battled, and played smart in the third period protecting the lead. We played the way we needed to play to be successful."
Yale visits No. 2 Cornell Saturday afternoon.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity