Karnes' Heroics Lift Bulldogs Past Sacred Heart

Sept. 17, 2003

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Laurel Karnes scored the winning goal with 34 seconds left in the second half as Yale edged Sacred Heart 3-2 at the Yale Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium. Christina Huang stole the ball from a Sacred Heart player at midfield and fed Karnes, who eluded goakeeper Leslie Konsig and slid the ball into an empty net.

"Christina stepped up and played a great ball to Laurel," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith.

Karnes' goal came less than five minutes after Sacred Heart (1-2-2) had tied the score at 2-2 on a Christel Kalweit goal at 84:53.

Vanessa Resnick opened the scoring for the Bulldogs at 17:51 when she knocked in the rebound of a Jessica Berggren shot. After the Pioneers tied it late in the first half, freshman Michelle Gosselin gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead with a goal at 66:01. Gosselin took a nifty feed from Karnes and beat Konsig from 10 yards out.

Freshman Chloe Beizer earned her first victory in goal for the Bulldogs (4-1). She replaced Sarah Walker with 7:30 left in the second half and made two saves.

"This was a scrappy win for us," Meredith said. "It wasn't pretty, but we got it done."