HAMDEN, Conn. – With three different players scoring at least three goals each, the Yale women's lacrosse team held off an upset-minded Quinnipiac team in the Bobcats' first game at their new stadium Wednesday afternoon. Junior midfielder Addie Zinsner and sophomore midfielder Barrett Carlson had four goals each, and junior attacker Izzy Nixon added three. The Bulldogs' other two goals came from first-year attacker Kayla Duperrouzel. A 33-16 shot advantage helped Yale overcome a 14 save effort from Bobcats goalkeeper Kyle Larkin.
Quinnipiac (0-2, 0-0 MAAC) opened its new Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium by scoring the first two goals Wednesday, but a goal by Carlson set up by Duperrouzel at 25:22 sparked a 5-0 Yale run. After the Bobcats got back within 5-4 on goals by attackers Emily Byrne and Allison Kuhn, senior goalkeeper Sydney Marks made a save with 1:19 left in the half and Nixon sidearmed in a goal with two seconds left on the clock.
Yale (2-0, 0-0 Ivy League) then began taking advantage of fouls on the Bobcats, as two free position goals by Zinsner started a 3-0 Bulldogs run at the start of the second half. After QU attacker Kayla Moreau scored at 17:35 on a free position, Nixon got the draw control -- one of 10 on the day for her -- and the Bulldogs got goals from Zinsner and Duperrouzel in a span of a minute to quickly get the lead up to 11-5.
A pair of goals by attacker Ashley Bobinski got Quinnipiac within four with 10:24 left, but Nixon once again got a critical draw control, and Carlson scored off a feed from senior midfielder Emily Granger. A save by Marks on a QU free position attempt with less than four minutes to play helped keep the Bobcats at bay.
Late goals by QU attacker Jenna Henningsen and Zinsner made the final 13-8.
Sophomore defender Margaret Stover led Yale with four ground balls, and she was one of four Bulldogs with two caused turnovers. Duperrouzel and Granger had two assists each, while Zinsner had one.
Yale hosts No. 19 UMass Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity