November 10, 2007

Yale Drops 3-2 Overtime Heartbreaker at Colgate

Nov. 10, 2007

Box Score

HAMILTON, N.Y. - The first loss of the season for Yale came in frustrating fashion Saturday afternoon, as Colgate scored the game-tying goal with three seconds left in regulation then won it with a short-handed goal with 39 seconds left in overtime.

Freshman Jackee Snikeris' 29 saves kept her team in the game, despite a power-play goal midway through the first by Kiira Dosdall. The Bulldogs finally evened things up when freshman forward Bray Ketchum deposited a back-hand pass from junior forward Crysti Howser past Raider net minder Lisa Plenderleith at 13:22 of the second. Sophomore defenseman Berit Johnson also assisted on the play.

Yale took the lead a minute into the third period with a short-handed goal. Johnson's blast from the blue line eluded Plenderleith to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead.

That lead lasted nearly until the end, when Colgate (2-5-1, 2-0-0 ECAC) pulled Plenderleith for an extra attacker. With heavy traffic in front of the net, Dosdall was able to knock in a rebound of an Elin Brown shot to tie the game.

After an elbowing call against the Raiders with 1:16 left in overtime, a Yale turnover in the Colgate zone enabled Kate Wolgemuth to get the puck to Sam Hunt, who took it from her own blue line for a one-on-one at the other end that resulted in the game-winner.

The Bulldogs were playing without junior defenseman Helen Resor, who is with Team USA at the Four Nations Cup. Resor had an assist as the U.S. defeated Finland 2-1 Saturday to advance to the gold medal game.

Yale (3-1-1, 3-1-1 ECAC) returns to the ice Friday night against Harvard (7:00 p.m.) at Ingalls Rink, the Bulldogs' first regular season home game.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity