Meloni, Chancellor Guide Yale Win

Photo by Steve Musco
Photo by Steve Musco

Shutout and Two Goal Night Helps Bulldogs Top Bobcats Again

HAMDEN, Conn. - Just a week and a half ago, goalie Tera Hofmann led the Yale Bulldogs to a 1-0 win over local rival Quinnipiac. Friday night, first year goaltender Gianna Meloni followed suit with a 40 save shutout of her own in a 2-0 Yale win over Quinnipiac.

Yale (5-9-4, 3-6-2 ECAC) picked up a big win in conference play while improving to 2-0 in 2018, scoring three goals and allowing none since the calendar turned to 2018.

Jordan Chancellor scored both goals for Yale, each coming on the power play in the second period. Her first was a rebound from an Emma Vlasic shot, with another assist to Julia Yetman. Vlasic has two goals and three assists in three games against Quinnipiac (12-11-2, 8-7-0) this season, including the winning goal back on January 2nd and the game-tying goal on November 24th.

Chancellor made a beautiful toe drag before firing a puck for her second goal later in the second. Saroya Tinker picked up an assist, as did Meloni.

The first year goaltender was phenomenal all night, stopping quality chances multiple times as well as holding down the fort on three power plays.

Yale was two for two on the power play, bumping their success rate on the season to 27.7 percent, third best in the nation.

The Bulldogs return to the ice Saturday on the road against fellow ECAC foe Princeton.

Filed by Andrew Weiss, Yale Sports Publicity Assistant