Nov. 1, 2008
TROY, N.Y. - The Yale penalty killing unit had killed off the first 10 penalties of the year entering the third period of Saturday's game at RPI. But the Bulldogs found themselves facing a pair of 5-on-3s against the Engineers, and that lead to the deciding goals in a 2-1 RPI win.
The game was scoreless through the first two periods, with Yale (1-2-0, 1-1-1 ECAC Hockey) getting 17 saves from freshman goalie Genny Ladiges and RPI (5-4-0, 2-0-0 ECAC Hockey) getting 18 from Sonja van der Bliek in the first 40 minutes.
Senior defenseman Helen Resor broke the scoring drought by putting the puck in after a shot by junior defenseman Alyssa Clarke was blocked. The goal came 45 seconds into the third, marking the third time this weekend that Yale scored a goal in the opening minute of a period.
The Bulldogs got in trouble when they were hit with an interference call and a hooking call in a span of just more than a minute shortly after the Resor goal. RPI forward Allison Wright capitalized with the game-tying goal, redirecting defenseman Laura Gersten's shot from the point at the 4:20 mark.
Yale once again found itself down two skaters when a hooking call followed a tripping call in a span of less than a minute later in the third. Forward Allysen Weidner knocked in the game-winner at 12:34.
Ladiges, who was pulled for an extra attacker in the final minute, finished with 23 saves while van der Bliek made 22.
Yale returns to action with its regular season home opener next Friday against No. 9 St. Lawrence, 7:00 p.m.
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity