Sept. 18, 2005
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.
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