2016-17 Yale Women's Lacrosse News

  • Big Green Edges Yale 12-11
    April 22, 2017
    A three-goal run by Dartmouth midway through the second half, shortly after a delay due to a scoreboard malfunction, proved decisive Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium as the Big Green edged Yale 12-11. The loss, on Senior Day, spoiled the chance for Yale’s senior class to earn what would have been the third win of their careers against the Big Green. It was the team’s third one-goal loss in Ivy League play.
  • Senior Day Saturday as Yale Hosts Dartmouth
    April 20, 2017
    The final home game of the season for the Yale women’s lacrosse team takes place Saturday, as the Bulldogs host Ivy League rival Dartmouth (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network, ESPN3). The Bulldogs will honor their six seniors -- defender Marisa Cresham, attacker Hope Hanley, attacker Tess McEvoy, defender Emily Markham, defender Victoria Moore and defender Ashley Perselay -- before the game. That group has led the team to 28 wins over the past three seasons, and a victory over Dartmouth would make them the third Yale class in the last 33 years to beat the Big Green three times in their career.
  • Bulldogs Fall to No. 7 Princeton 17-9; Hanley Sets Assist Mark
    April 15, 2017
    Trailing by seven at halftime Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium against No. 7 Princeton, the Yale women’s lacrosse team started rallying -- two goals by senior attacker Tess McEvoy, plus one by junior midfielder Madeleine Gramigna, gave the Bulldogs a 3-0 run and some momentum. But after a Princeton timeout the Tigers regrouped, outscoring Yale 5-1 the rest of the way and finishing with a 17-9 win. For Yale, senior attacker Hope Hanley had a pair of assists to get to 44 for the season -- a school record.
  • Yale, No. 7 Princeton Meet Saturday at Reese
    April 13, 2017
    A rivalry that dates all the way back to Yale’s first varsity women’s lacrosse season, 1976, gets renewed this Saturday as the Bulldogs host No. 7 Princeton (3:30 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network). The Tigers are one of two teams currently unbeaten in Ivy League play, and they have won or shared the Ivy League title for three straight seasons. The Bulldogs will look to keep their Ivy League Tournament hopes alive with a victory.
  • Columbia Holds Off Yale, 15-14
    April 08, 2017
    After falling behind early, the Yale women’s lacrosse team spent most of Saturday afternoon at Wien Stadium trying to chase down Columbia. The pesky Lions never completely surrendered their lead, though -- the Bulldogs tied the game up twice late in the second half, but each time Columbia answered by re-taking the lead. The last time proved decisive, as a save by Columbia keeper Kelsey Gedin with 15 seconds to play preserved a 15-14 win over the Bulldogs.
  • Home Stretch of Ivy Games Starts at Columbia Saturday
    April 06, 2017
    Four Ivy League games remain on the regular season schedule for the Yale women’s lacrosse team, starting Saturday at Columbia (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network). The Bulldogs and Lions are both currently on the outside looking in as far as the Ivy League playoff picture goes -- they are tied for fifth with 1-2 records, and only the top four teams make the Ivy League tournament. But a win on Saturday could be just the momentum boost needed for one of these teams to make a run for a playoff spot. Yale, coming off a thrilling upset of Stanford as part of a doubleheader last Saturday, has won four of the last five in the series vs. Columbia.
  • Hanley Named US Lacrosse Player of the Week
    April 03, 2017
    Senior attacker Hope Hanley (Dover, Mass.), who totaled 16 points in three games for the Yale women’s lacrosse team last week, has been named US Lacrosse Player of the Week. US Lacrosse made the announcement Monday.
  • Yale Takes the First Game of the Day, 17-5 Over SHU
    April 01, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team got its doubleheader day off to a great start Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium against Sacred Heart, topping the Pioneers 17-5. Yale got goals from 11 different players, and the offense was led by four points each from sophomore midfielder Amanda Bosland and senior attacker Hope Hanley. The Bulldogs shot 17-for-36 and won the draw control battle 16-7.
  • Yale Stuns No. 19 Stanford 15-12 to Cap Sweep
    April 01, 2017
    It was a remarkable win in and of itself for the Yale women’s lacrosse team Saturday night at Reese Stadium -- but it was made even more remarkable by what the Bulldogs had done earlier in the day. Their 15-12 triumph over No. 19 Stanford had all the hallmarks of a signature moment for the program: record-setting performances, a big crowd and a thrilling finish. But add on the fact that it came on the heels of another full game just a few hours earlier -- just Yale’s second doubleheader in 37 years -- and you have the stuff that legends are made of.
  • Let’s Play Two! SHU, No. 19 Stanford at Reese Saturday
    March 31, 2017
    It is not an April Fool’s Day joke or a misprint on the schedule. The Yale women’s lacrosse team will play TWO games this Saturday at Reese Stadium -- just the second time in 37 years that the Bulldogs will play two games in the same day. First up is local rival Sacred Heart (12:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network), with No. 19 Stanford next (6:00 p.m., ESPN3, Ivy League Digital Network).
  • Back-and-Forth Battle Ends in BC’s Favor, 19-12
    March 29, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team fought back from an early 7-1 deficit Wednesday afternoon at BC, getting within one goal of the Eagles midway through the second half thanks to an 8-3 run. But BC responded with a run of its own, reeling off six straight goals to re-take a commanding lead. The Eagles eventually finished with a 19-12 win. Junior attacker Kiwi Comizio led the Bulldogs with five goals, a career high.
  • Surging BC Up Next for Yale
    March 28, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team has some tough non-conference opponents this season, including three that are ranked or receiving votes in the IWLCA national poll. That includes this Wednesday’s game at Boston College (4:00 p.m., ACC Network Extra). The Eagles have won five of their last seven games, with losses only to the top two teams in the country. Last season Yale battled BC to a 28-28 tie in terms of shots, and had a 15-13 advantage in draw controls along with a 16-12 edge in ground balls, but the Eagles came away with a 15-11 win.
  • Second-Half Rally Pushes No. 7 Cornell Past Yale 15-6
    March 25, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team was 30 minutes away from upsetting No. 7 Cornell Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium, holding a 5-3 lead on the Big Red at halftime. But Cornell, the defending Ivy League Tournament Champions, had a response ready for the upstart Bulldogs. The Big Red scored the first three goals of the second half -- and then nine more after Yale briefly tied the game 6-6. The 15-6 win lifted Cornell to a 3-0 Ivy record, the only such team in the league.
  • Yale Takes On No. 7 Cornell at Reese Saturday
    March 22, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team looks to knock off the only 2-0 team in the Ivy League, No. 7 Cornell, this Saturday at Reese Stadium (1:00 p.m., Facebook Live, Ivy League Digital Network). The Big Red, the defending Ivy League Tournament Champion, is riding a four-game winning streak that includes a pair of wins against ranked teams. Yale has won two in a row and five of its last seven.
  • Comeback Kids: 6-0 Run Caps 12-10 Win at Brown
    March 18, 2017
    Down 10-6 early in the second half at Brown Saturday afternoon, the Yale women’s lacrosse team had little margin for error in attempting a comeback. But that did not faze these Bulldogs, who are rapidly developing a tendency towards strong second halves. All they did Saturday was shut out the Bears for the final 24:03 while scoring six unanswered goals, and the end result was a thrilling 12-10 come-from-behind victory. Hat tricks from junior attacker Kiwi Comizio and sophomore attacker Izzy Nixon proved crucial, and junior midfielder Emily Granger delivered the go-ahead goal with 9:57 to play.
  • Pivotal Ivy League Game at Brown Saturday
    March 16, 2017
    In just the second game of the Ivy League women’s lacrosse season, Yale and Brown both find themselves at a crossroads heading into Saturday’s contest at Stevenson-Pincince Field (4:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network). The Bulldogs and the Bears both dropped their first Ivy League games (Yale 14-13 at Harvard, Brown 10-7 at No. 6 Princeton). In the seven-year history of the Ivy League Tournament, only one team that started the season 0-2 in league play has gone on to earn a spot in the tournament (Harvard in 2012). That adds to the urgency for both teams heading into Saturday’s showdown, and each is coming off a win in a non-league game.
  • Bulldogs Shut Down Niagara, 13-4
    March 13, 2017
    The top offense in the MAAC was no match for the Yale women’s lacrosse team Monday afternoon, as the Bulldogs cruised past Niagara 13-4. Operating in frigid, snowy conditions, Yale broke open a 3-3 game by outscoring the Purple Eagles 10-1 over the final 37:46. That was a season low in goals for Niagara, which had been averaging more than 13 goals per game entering the day. Junior goalkeeper Sydney Marks made eight saves and senior attacker Tess McEvoy led Yale with five goals.
  • Monday Game Time Changed to Noon
    March 12, 2017
    The start time for the Yale-Niagara women's lacrosse game Monday has been changed to Noon.
  • Yale at Niagara Monday at Noon
    March 12, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team has gone west for Spring Break -- to Western New York, that is. The Bulldogs will play at Niagara Monday afternoon; the game time has been changed to Noon (from 2:00 p.m.) due to expected inclement weather. This is the first meeting between the two teams.
  • No. 7 Stony Brook at Reese Tonight
    March 08, 2017
    On paper, this is the most challenging game of the 2017 season for the Yale women’s lacrosse team. Tuesday night at Reese Stadium (6:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network) the Bulldogs host No. 7 Stony Brook -- the highest-ranked opponent for Yale based on the most recent IWLCA poll. The undefeated Seawolves have made four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and entered this week ranked No. 1 nationally in scoring defense (5.50 goals allowed per game) and No. 6 nationally in scoring offense (15.50 goals per game).
  • Four Goals Each for Comizio, McEvoy in Loss to No. 7 Stony Brook
    March 08, 2017
    Facing the stingiest defense in the nation Wednesday night at Reese Stadium, the Yale women’s lacrosse team managed to keep its string of reaching double digit goals intact -- scoring 10 against No. 7 Stony Brook. That was the most goals the undefeated Seawolves have allowed in nearly a year. But in the end SBU’s powerful offense ruled the day, as sisters Kylie and Taryn Ohlmiller combined for 11 goals and the Seawolves came away with a 20-10 win. Senior attacker Tess McEvoy led the Bulldogs with six points (4-2-6). Junior attacker Kiwi Comizio added a career-high four goals, and sophomore attacker Izzy Nixon had two goals and two assists.
  • Harvard Hangs on for 14-13 Win
    March 04, 2017
    The final score told only part of the story Saturday afternoon, as the Yale women’s lacrosse team fell 14-13 at Harvard. The Bulldogs battled back from an early 7-2 deficit to put a major scare into their archrival -- and they did so despite having multiple starters sidelined.
  • Yale at Harvard Indoors Saturday
    March 03, 2017
    The first Ivy League game of the season for the Yale women’s lacrosse team also happens to be against its biggest rival, Harvard, and it now comes with a unique twist. Due to the harsh weather forecast for the Cambridge area on Saturday, the game has been moved indoors -- to the bubble at Harvard Stadium. The 1:00 p.m. game can be seen on the Ivy League Digital Network and followed via Live Stats, but the game is closed to the general public due to capacity restrictions inside the bubble.
  • Six Goals for Nixon in 19-10 Win at Marist
    February 28, 2017
    Marist did not make it easy, but in the end the Yale women’s lacrosse team once again put up some big offensive numbers and came away with a win. Red Foxes goalie Abigail Witczak made 16 saves to keep the game relatively close despite a 45-17 shot advantage for Yale. The Bulldogs’ lead was just five with 14:34 to play but a late 5-1 run put the game out of reach. Sophomore attacker Izzy Nixon led Yale with six goals and six draw controls. This was the third straight game with at least 15 goals for Yale.
  • Hanley Named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week
    February 27, 2017
    Senior attacker Hope Hanley (Dover, Mass.), who totaled 19 points in two wins for the Yale women’s lacrosse team last week, has been named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week along with Penn midfielder Alex Condon. The league made the announcement Monday.
  • Bulldogs Look to Extend Win Streak Tuesday Night at Marist
    February 27, 2017
    Having won its last two games by a combined score of 36-7, it is safe to say that the Yale women’s lacrosse team is on a roll. The Bulldogs seek to keep that momentum going Tuesday night with a visit to Marist (5:00 p.m., goredfoxes.com). This is the start of a stretch in which Yale will play four of the next five games on the road.
  • Bulldogs Keep Rolling, Top Robert Morris 15-4
    February 26, 2017
    For the second time in six days at Reese Stadium Sunday, the Yale women’s lacrosse team posted a double-digit win and held its opponent to a .250 shooting percentage. On the heels of Tuesday’s 21-3 win over Quinnipiac, Yale’s 15-4 victory against Robert Morris Sunday showed once again that the Bulldogs have plenty of offensive weapons -- and a defense to match. Six different players scored goals, led by five each from senior attackers Hope Hanley and Tess McEvoy, and junior goalkeeper Sydney Marks made eight saves.
  • Robert Morris at Reese Sunday
    February 22, 2017
    On the heels of its best offensive output in 13 years, the Yale women’s lacrosse team looks to keep momentum going with a game against Robert Morris Sunday (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network). The Bulldogs topped local rival Quinnipiac 21-3 Tuesday night, getting 10 points from senior attacker Hope Hanley (Dover, Mass.). A total of 12 Yale players scored goals.
  • Hanley’s 10-Point Game Fuels Big Win Over Quinnipiac
    February 21, 2017
    On a night where the Yale offense was clicking, one player in particular stood out Tuesday vs. Quinnipiac at Reese Stadium. Senior attacker Hope Hanley’s 10-point game (four goals, six assists) included seven points in the first half alone, as she helped the Bulldogs jump out to a 12-2 lead en route to a 21-3 win. She scored on all four of her shots -- improving to a perfect 7-for-7 on the season -- to lead a Yale offense that included 12 different goal scorers.
  • Home Opener Tuesday vs. Local Rival Quinnipiac
    February 20, 2017
    Reese Stadium has been a tough place for opposing teams over the past three seasons, with the Yale women’s lacrosse team sporting a 16-10 record at home in that span. The Bulldogs look to get the home portion of their 2017 schedule off to a good start this Tuesday night, hosting local rival Quinnipiac at 5:00 p.m. (Ivy League Digital Network).
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