Bulldogs Drop Maryland 1-0 In OT

Bulldogs Drop Maryland 1-0 In OT

Sept. 18, 2005

Box Score

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Yale opened the season by dropping a pair of 1-0 decisions to ACC powerhouses Duke and North Carolina. On Sunday, the Bulldogs managed to get the better of an ACC opponent. Freshman Maggie Westfal scored 4 minutes, 51 seconds into overtime as Yale won its sixth straight game, edging Maryland 1-0 at Ludwig Field. Westfal finished a Jamie Ortega cross by putting it into the lower right corner of the Maryland goal.

The Bulldogs, who outshot the Terps 25-13, posted their fifth shutout of the season and completed a weekend sweep of their trip to the Washington D.C. area. Yale beat George Mason 3-0 on Friday night.

Chloe Beizer played the first half in goal for Yale and made three saves. Susan Starr came on in the second half and also stopped three shots.

Maryland's best scoring chance came in the 64th minute. Kimmy Bunting sent a through-ball to a streaking Kelly Rozumalski, who beat a Yale defender and was in alone on Starr. Rozumalski made a move to get by Starr, but a Yale defender was able to slip in front of the goal and make a game-saving kick save.

Maryland head coach Brian Pensky was impressed with the Bulldogs.

"We lost 1-0 to a very good team," he said. "We knew Yale was going to be tough because they had only given up three goals in seven games coming into today."

The Terps (2-5-1) reached the round of 16 in last year's NCAA College Cup.

Yale improved to 6-2 with the win.

The Bulldogs are back in action next Saturday night when they play at defending Ivy League champion Princeton at 7 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity