November 8, 2013

Bulldogs Rally Twice, but Princeton Prevails 3-2

Tomimoto, Yip-Chuck Score

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's ice hockey team rallied to tie the game twice against Princeton Friday night at Ingalls Rink, but a third comeback was not in the cards. Tigers forward Jaimie McDonnell's goal at 9:18 of the third gave the visitors a 3-2 win. This was Yale's third one-goal loss in the season's first five games.

A scoreless first period was a duel between Yale junior goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (eight saves) and Princeton netminder Kimberly Newell (11 saves). Princeton (3-2-0, 3-2-0 ECAC Hockey) broke on top with a goal by forward Sally Butler at 6:30 of the second, but Yale answered almost immediately. On a power play, senior defenseman Tara Tomimoto knocked in a rebound to tie the score. Sophomore forward Jamie Haddad and freshman defenseman Taylor Marchin assisted on the play, Yale's first power play goal of the season.

The third period played out in similar fashion. Forward Olivia Mucha put the Tigers ahead with a nifty high wrist shot at 5:26. Less than three minutes later the Bulldogs answered. Freshman forward Krista Yip-Chuck tied the game 2-2, assisted by Haddad and sophomore forward Janelle Ferrara.

But this time Princeton had a response that Yale could not counter. McDonnell put one past Leonoff at 9:18, and despite getting a power play right after that the Bulldogs could not get another equalizer. Yale called time with one minute to play and pulled Leonoff (29 saves) for an extra skater but did not threaten Newell again. She finished with 34 saves as Yale put a season-high 36 shots on net.

Yale (0-5-0, 0-3-0 ECAC Hockey) hosts No. 7 Quinnipiac Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

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

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