Huang's Goal Helps Yale Earn 1-1 Tie With Delaware

Huang's Goal Helps Yale Earn 1-1 Tie With Delaware

Sept. 8, 2006

Box Score

NEWARK, Del. - Yale outshot Delaware 17-6, including 3-0 in the overtime sessions, but had to settle for a 1-1 tie with the Blue Hens at Mini Stadium in the first day of the Delaware Classic.

Yale (0-2-1) took the lead only 11 minutes into the game when Christina Huang beat Delaware goalkeeper Mills off of a cross from teammate Crysti Howser.

The Hens tied the score just over eight minutes into the second half. Lisa Parsons dribbled in and out of the Yale defense and then fed Lindsay Boyd who beat Bulldog goalkeeper Susan Starr for her fifth goal of the season.

Yale carried the play for most of the game and held a 10-3 advantage in corner kicks. The Bulldogs nearly won it in regulation, but Huang hit the right goal post with just under 30 seconds left in the second half. Yale also had the best chance in the two overtime periods, but with 50 seconds left Mills made a save on Maggie Westfal's drive from 15 yards out.

"It was a good effort," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith. "We did a better job of creating opportunities. We just have to finish them."

The Hens (4-0-1) are unbeaten through five games for the first time since they got off to a program best 5-0 start in 1994.

Yale plays Montana on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity