Big Red, Raiders Visit Ingalls

Jan. 18, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Two teams with different motivations visit Ingalls Rink this weekend. Cornell (Friday, 7:00, free video live on yalebulldogs.com) is coming off back-to-back weekends of putting a scare into tough opponents (2-1 losses to No. 1 Mercyhurst and Colgate) but is still seeking an end to a losing streak that has now reached five games. Colgate (Saturday, 4:00, TEAMLINE.cc), which has five wins in its last six games, is just looking to keep its momentum going as it angles for a home-ice spot in the ECAC playoffs.

Yale has a win over Cornell (2-16-1, 2-10-0 ECAC, 11th) already this season, a 4-1 decision at Lynah Rink in October. That was a 2-1 game for nearly 40 minutes, until sophomore defenseman Helen Resor's goal at 18:44 of the second gave the Bulldogs some breathing room. Sophomore forward Danielle Kozlowski then tacked on an insurance goal in the third for the 4-1 final. Junior goalkeeper Shivon Zilis made 26 saves while the Big Red's Beth Baronick made 23.

Baronick and her fellow goalie, Jenny Niewsluchowski, have both come through with 40-save efforts against top teams over the last two weekends, so they could be capable of stopping a Yale offense that has been clicking. The Bulldogs' line of sophomore forward Crysti Howser, senior forward Jenna Spring and senior forward Sheila Zingler has produced 29 points (11-18-29) in the last seven games. Zingler enters the weekend with a seven-game point scoring streak while Spring has a six-gamer.

Colgate (10-10-1, 9-3-0 ECAC, t-4th) needs just one more ECAC win to set the school record for wins in conference play. The Raiders' offense is young but effective -- the team's top four scorers are all freshmen and sophomores, led by sophomore Sam Hunt (16-11-27). The Raiders also have two excellent options in net in Brook Wheeler (.906, 2.48) and Elayna Hamashuk (.928, 1.99).

Notes:

  • Saturday is Alumnae Day at Ingalls Rink. There will be a post-game reception in the Schley Room and a family skate. Alumnae interested in attending should call 203-432-1434 to RSVP.
  • A live video feed of Friday's game is scheduled to be available on yalebulldogs.com, with WYBC's Alex Jenson '09 calling the action. To access the feed fans will need to sign up for a free All-Access pass . Fans will need to be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0 with Windows Media Player 9 or 10, available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/10/default.aspx. The streaming is being handled by Yale's website host, CSTV.com. For further information, visit CSTV.com's technical support page, call CSTV at 888-870-CSTV or e-mail CSTV at customersupport@cstv.com.
  • Saturday's game broadcast can be heard free of charge on-line via TEAMLINE, with WYBC's Alex Jenson '09 calling the action. To access the TEAMLINE broadcast, visit http://www.teamline.cc/sportpage?teamcode=5682&eventcode=26 and click on "Click Here to Continue".

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