Dec. 7, 2004
New Haven, CT - Yale junior goaltender Sarah Love (Bayfield, Ont.) has been named the USCHO/ITECH National Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending December 5. This is the second time this season that she has earned the honor.
Love was a key part of a 3-0 week that helped Yale earn its first national ranking in school history on Monday, when the Bulldogs debuted at No. 10. She gave up just one goal in 180 minutes of work against then-No. 9 Providence (a 5-1 win), Cornell (a 2-1 win) and Colgate (a 2-1 win). The highlight was her 39-save performance against the Friars, who lost to Yale for only the second time in 25 all-time meetings. For the week, she stopped 83-of-86 shots (.965) to raise her season save percentage to .932 and lower her season goals against average to 2.01.
With the two conference wins over the weekend, Yale now sits at the top of the ECACHL standings with a 7-2-0 record.
Love, who holds the school single-season save percentage (.931) and goals-against average (2.25) records, was named second-team All-ECACHL last season and was named second-team All-USCHO in the preseason.
report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department