No. 3 Dartmouth Slips Past Yale, 3-2

Feb. 18, 2005

Box Score

Hanover, NH - No. 3 Dartmouth rallied for a 3-2 win over an upset-minded Yale squad Friday night at Thompson Arena. Kristin Savard scored both Yale goals and Shivon Zilis made 29 saves as the Bulldogs came up short in their bid for their fourth win over a ranked team this season.

Savard started the game in dramatic fashion with a goal 20 seconds in, assisted by Deena Caplette and Ann-Renee Guillemette. Dartmouth evened things up on a power-play tally by Tiffany Hagge at 13:50 and the teams went into the first intermission tied at one.

A pair of penalties, one on each team, prefaced Yale's next score. During the 4-on-4, Savard scored off a feed from Erin Duggan to put Yale back in front. That lead lasted until only 42 seconds remained in the second, when Dartmouth's Nicole Ruta tied the game at two. That marked the first goal Yale had allowed at even strength in just over 11 periods.

The Big Green took its first and only lead of the game on a Krista Dornfried goal at 10:25 of the third, and Kate Lane (19 saves) made the lead stand up. Yale got the only power-play opportunity of the period but could not get a shot on net.

The Bulldogs were playing without forward Nicole Symington, who was out with an injury. They play their final regular-season road game Saturday afternoon at Vermont. Brown, Colgate and Princeton - the three teams Yale is competing with for the fourth and final home-ice spot in the playoffs - all won on Friday.

report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department