Oct. 28, 2006
ITHACA, N.Y. - Less then 24 hours after a tough 4-3 overtime loss at Colgate, the Yale Bulldogs were back out on the ice against a Cornell team that was coming off an uplifting 3-2 win over Brown. Any chance the Bulldogs would continue to feel the effects of the previous night's loss were eliminated less than four minutes into the game at Lynah Rink, and the spark came from Yale's energy line.
"The greatest part of the game was the momentum we got from the goal scored by the Ann-Renée Guillemette-Caroline Murphy-Christina Sharun line," said Yale head coach Hilary Witt. "That was one of the most beautiful goals I've seen since I've been here at Yale."
Sophomore defenseman Helen Resor worked the puck ahead to Murphy, who came down the left side of the ice. Sharun went hard to the net and banged home a pretty pass from her freshman linemate at 3:24.
"We came out ready to win a game," Witt said. "We weren't thinking about yesterday."
The Big Red (1-2-1, 1-1 ECAC) took advantage of a power play goal from Brianne Schmidt to draw within one, but Resor scored with 1:16 left in the period off a helper from senior forward Sheila Zingler to get the Bulldogs' lead back to two. Sophomore forward Danielle Kozlowski knocked in an insurance goal, assisted by freshman forward Mandi Schwartz and senior forward Kelsey Johnson, 1:46 into the third.
The three-goal lead was plenty with junior goaltender Shivon Zilis on her game. Zilis stopped 26 of 27 shots.
"Shivon played great today," Witt said. "She controlled rebounds and smothered the puck."
Cornell's Beth Baronick made 23 saves.
Yale (1-2-0, 1-1 ECAC) continues ECAC play next weekend back at Ingalls Rink, hosting Quinnipiac Saturday and Princeton Sunday. Both games start at 2:00 p.m.
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity