October 6, 2012

Two Second-Half Goals Lift Dartmouth Past Yale

Forster Scores Team-Leading Sixth Goal of Season For Bulldogs

HANOVER, N.H. – The Yale women's soccer team had to feel pretty good at halftime of Saturday's game with Dartmouth. Despite being outshot 11-2, the Bulldogs were still tied with the Big Green 1-1 at the intermission.

The positive outlook, though, didn't last long. Corey Delaney scored just 2 minutes, 2 seconds into the second half and Lucielle Kozlov added an insurance goal nearly 20 minutes later to lift the Big Green to a 3-1 victory at Burnham Field.

Dartmouth (7-4, 2-1 Ivy) grabbed the early lead when Emma Brush scored at 13:56.

Yale's Kristen Forster evened the score at 1-1 less than six minutes later. She took a feed from Muriel Battaglia and beat Dartmouth goalkeeper Tatiana Saunders at 19:45. It was Forster's team-leading sixth goal of the season.

The Big Green had the better of the play for the rest of the half, but Yale goalkeeper Rachel Ames kept them off the board. Six of her seven saves in the game came in the first 45 minutes.

Delaney, though, got one past Ames at 47:02 and Kozlov scored from the top box at 69:26 to seal the victory.

The Bulldogs (5-6, 0-3 Ivy) had opportunities in the second half but couldn't capitalize.

Dartmouth finished with a 16-9 edge in shots. Yale had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.

The Bulldogs are back in action at Cornell next Saturday at 4 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity