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Sacred Heart Tops Yale 2-0

Aerial Chavarin (Steve Musco photo)
Aerial Chavarin (Steve Musco photo)

Bulldogs Outshoot Pioneers 22-12

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale created a whole bunch of good scoring chances against Sacred Heart. The Bulldogs, though, just couldn't quite finish them. The Pioneers, on the other hand, were much more opportunistic. The result was a 2-0 SHU victory on a chilly night at Reese Stadium.

Yale outshot the Pioneers 22-12 and had four the game's five corner kicks.

Sacred Heart capitalized on an early opportunity when Lindsay Corallo took a nice through ball from Danielle Karpiej and scored on a breakaway at 9:01.

It stayed 1-0 until SHU's Melanie DaSilva scored a pretty left-footed goal early in the second, firing a shot from the top of the box inside the far post.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs kept consistent pressure in the Sacred Heart end but couldn't break through.

Pioneer goalkeeper Nicole Sambuco made six saves to post the shutout. Her best stop came late when she got her hand on an Aerial Chavarin header just before it crossed the goal line.

That capped a frustrating night for Chavarin, who was very active, getting off 11 shots.

The Bulldogs play their final home game of the season on Saturday when they host Columbia. Kickoff on Senior Day is slated for 4 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity