Nov. 4, 2004
New Haven, CT - The Bulldogs (1-1-0) open their conference slate this weekend, hosting Vermont (2-6-1) and USCHO/CSTV No. 2 Dartmouth (1-0-0) at Ingalls Rink. The Elis enter the contests on the heels of a weekend split in the Nutmeg Classic in which they defeated Quinnipiac 4-2 before falling to Connecticut 2-1. In the defensive end, goaltender Sarah Love turning away 39 of 42 shots faced throughout the weekend. Additionally, the Elis shorthanded play was superb, killing off 14 of 15 opposing power plays. On offense, sophomore Kristin Savard recorded one goal and three assists. Captain Erin Duggan was also a force, picking up a hat trick on Saturday against the Bobcats.
Vermont comes to Ingalls after suffering a 3-1 loss to Boston College last Saturday. The Catamounts exploded offensively the previous night, drubbing Sacred Heart 8-0. Yale has history on its side, having never lost to or tied the Catamounts.
On Saturday afternoon, however, it is the Big Green who would like to keep the current trends alive. Dartmouth is 51-3-1 against Yale and has not lost a game to the Elis since 1986. The Bulldogs will have some extra motivation, with two losses to Dartmouth forcing them out of the ECAC Playoffs last spring. Dartmouth will challenge Yale's defense with Katie Weatherston, who registered three goals and two assists in Dartmouth's season-opening 7-1 victory over Boston College. The puck drops at 7 PM Friday night and at 4 PM Saturday afternoon.
Report by Sean Singer '06, Sports Publicity Department