The start of the 2004-05 season has been marked by a consistent pattern for the Yale women's hockey team: win-loss-win-loss-win-loss. To make a move up in the ECACHL standings, the Bulldogs (3-3 overall, 2-2 ECACHL) must start putting together winning streaks. They hope to start doing that this weekend as they travel to Schenectady, N.Y. to take on conference foe Union (3-5-1, 0-4).
The Bulldogs swept the season series with the Dutchwomen last year, winning 6-0 and 5-2 at Ingalls Rink. The Dutchwomen are young but improved this time around, and their won-loss record is deceptive since two of the losses were by one goal. Five of their top six scorers are underclassmen, led by freshman forward Ashley Kilstein (5-7-12). Two sophomores split time in goal, with Mandy Hanson posting a 3.35 GAA and Lauren Carlson sporting a .905 save percentage.
Yale captain Erin Duggan had a five-point weekend last time out against Union, picking up a goal and four assists. Deena Caplette (1-3-4) and Kristin Savard (4-0-4) had four points each. Kelsey Johnson added three points (2-1-3), the same number she had this past weekend against Harvard and Brown to earn recognition on the ECACHL honor roll. Also honored this past week was goaltender Sarah Love, who was named the USCHO Defensive Player of the Week and ECACHL Goalie of the Week.
Both games will be available via Gametracker, featuring live stat updates.
report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department