Yale Edges Vermont in Conference Opener

Yale Edges Vermont in Conference Opener

Nov. 5, 2004

New Haven, Conn. - Sarah Love turned aside 30 shots, including 13 in the third period to lead the Yale Bulldogs past the Vermont Catamounts, 2-1, in ECAC women's hockey action at Ingalls Rink.

Love made a number of key saves during the game, but none more important than the pad stop on Jackie Duerr with less than a minute to go to preserve the victory.

Yale (2-1, 1-0 ECAC) opened the scoring in the second period with a nifty backhand goal by Jenna Spring. The play was set up by Kristin Savard who fed Erin Duggan at the blueline. Her pass was taken by Spring and deposited into the back of the net.

The Bulldogs added to their lead when, after killing a penalty, Sheila Zingler skated in on a 2-on-1 with Nicole Symington. Zingler made a tape-to-tape pass, and Symington skated in alone and fired a shot past the blocker of Catamount goalie Kami Cote (35 saves).

Vermont (2-7-1, 0-1) snapped the shutout bid by Love with just more than 1:30 on the clock as Jenny Hogan wristed a rebound into the cage. The goal was assisted by Hilary Johnson and Lindsey Tibury.

Yale returns to the ice on Saturday against the second-ranked Dartmouth Big Green. The puck drops at 4:00 p.m.