February 29, 2012

Yale Women’s Lacrosse Game at BU Postponed to Mar. 21

Bulldogs Play at No. 14 Dartmouth Saturday

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's lacrosse game at BU that was originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. has been postponed due to inclement weather in Boston. The game has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 21 at 4 p.m.

Additionally, the game time for Yale's game at Stony Brook on Wednesday, Apr. 11 has been moved to 3 p.m.

Yale (1-0, 0-0 Ivy League) travels to No. 14 Dartmouth on Saturday (Noon). The Dartmouth game marks the start of Ivy League play.

Yale had its best offensive day in two years in the win over Holy Cross last Saturday, and it came from a balanced attack. Three different players scored four goals each: senior attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.), sophomore midfielder Ashley McCormick (Paoli, Pa.) and junior attacker Devon Rhodes (E. Northport, N.Y.). That was a career high in goals for McCormick, who also caused three turnovers and picked up two draw controls and two ground balls.

While Crow and Rhodes were two of Yale's top three goal scorers a year ago, McCormick's emergence could be a sign of things to come from the Bulldogs' underclassmen. The sophomores and freshmen accounted for nine of the 12 starting spots on Saturday, and combined for nine goals and three assists in the game. Sophomore attacker Meghan Murray (Chatham, N.J.) had a pair of goals and an assist, and freshman midfielder Cathryn Avallone (Manhasset, N.Y.) had a pair of goals despite being under the weather.

Senior goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.) made nine saves on Saturday, including three stops on five 8-meter shots by the Crusaders.

Yale will get a good idea of where it stands in the Ivy League by playing Dartmouth in its first Ancient Eight game. The Big Green tied Penn for the league title last year (6-1), and has finished among the top three in the Ivy standings 17 times in Amy Patton's 19 years as head coach. The Bulldogs had a run of three straight wins in the series from 2006 through 2008, but Dartmouth has won the last three. That includes a 9-8 Big Green win last year in New Haven, after Yale nearly erased a 5-1 deficit. Sophomore attacker Jen DeVito (Wading River, N.Y.) led the Bulldogs with three goals, while McCormick added a pair.

Dartmouth (1-0, 0-0 Ivy League) opened its season with a 13-7 win at New Hampshire last Saturday. Midfielder Kirsten Goldberg set a career high with five goals, while attacker Hannah Bowers and midfielder Sarah Plumb added three each. Plumb, who is on the watch list for the Tewaaraton Trophy, also had five draw controls. Goalkeeper Kristen Giovanniello, last season's Ivy League Rookie of the Year, made four saves on 11 shots.

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