NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Back home following last weekend's road trip, the Yale women's hockey team tied RPI 1-1 after 65 minutes of play at Ingalls on Friday. The Bulldogs knotted the score thanks to first-year forward Rebecca Vanstone late in the first period, her seventh goal in as many games.
The Elis had a season-best 20 shots on goal in the first and needed a late Rebecca Vanstone power-play tally to get into intermission at 1-1. The rookie forward from Mississauga, Ontario, took a feed from Claire Dalton, whirled around in the slot and fired inside the right post for her 11th goal of the year. First-year forward Charlotte Welch recorded the secondary assits, her 12th of the campaign.
The Bulldogs added 29 more shots on net in regulation. Junior netminder Tera Hofmann made 19 saves in her 15th start of the season. Hofmann maintained compsure after letting up a goal on RPI's first shot on net of the game, blanking the Engineers through the final 60 minutes of play.
Senior captain Emma Vlasic nearly converted on a great setup in front of the crease in the final seconds of overtime, but she could not solve RPI goaltender Lovisa Selander, who made 48 saves on Friday night.
The Bulldogs are back at Ingalls on Saturday afternoon to take on the Dutchwomen of Union College. Puck drop is slated for 3:00 p.m., and is available to stream on ESPN+ and Stretch Internet (International).
by John Napolitano, Yale Sports Publicity