Yale Falls to No. 2 Dartmouth

Nov. 6, 2004

New Haven, CT - Dartmouth's Katie Weatherston, the nation's leader in points per game, scored four goals and added two assists as the USCHO/CSTV No. 2 Big Green (4-0-0, 3-0-0 ECAC) rolled over the Elis (2-2-0, 1-1-0) 9-1 at Ingalls Rink.

The Bulldogs fell behind early and were never able to recover. Dartmouth scored three first period goals and the Bulldogs could not convert on any of their five power play opportunities in the opening frame. The Big Green's ability to shut down Yale's power play proved to be a theme throughout the game, with the Bulldogs finishing 0-11 on the man advantage.

"They came out prepared and our kids came out a little flat," Yale head coach Hillary Witt said.

The Big Green outshot Yale 14-4 in the first, with Sarah Love making 11 saves for Yale. In the second period, it was more of the same, with Dartmouth scoring two goals in the opening seven minutes, chasing Love from the net. Freshman Shivon Zilis replaced Love between the pipes but fared little better, allowing three Dartmouth goals in the middle period, one of which came on the power play.

The Elis looked sharp in the third period, going toe-to-toe with the nation's No. 2 team. Sophomore Kristin Savard broke up Dartmouth goalie Kate Lane's shutout bid, ripping a snap shot from inside the right faceoff circle low and to the far side, despite having a defender draped all over her. Zilis was also impressive in the final period, making 13 saves on 14 shots.

"Our kids played great in the third period," Witt said. "If we played like that the whole time, it [would have been] a much better game."

Yale returns to action Friday night, when it hosts rival No. 3 Harvard (2-0-0, 2-0-0)

Report by Sean Singer '06, Sports Publicity Department