No. 23 Yale Falls to No. 17 Princeton, 3-0
Sept. 24, 2004
New Haven, Conn. - The Yale women's soccer team, ranked 23rd in the nation, dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 17 Princeton in an Ivy League match-up at the Yale Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium on Friday evening.
The Tigers (5-1) scored three second-half goals, with the first two tallies coming roughly six minutes apart early in the second half. Brea Griffiths put Princeton on the board in the 56th minute with an assist from Emily Bechncke for the first goal of the game.
Six minutes later, Maura Gallagher scored an unassisted goal on a breakaway. Esmeralda Negron added Princeton's third goal in the 84th minute.
Princeton held a 19-5 shot advantage. Yale had an 8-7 edge in corner kicks, including six in the second half.
Yale goalkeeper Sarah Walker, who had four saves, made a nifty stop on Negron midway through the first half. Walker leaped to tip Negron's shot over the crossbar to keep the contest scoreless.
The Bulldogs' Laurel Karnes, who had a team-high three shots, had one of Yale's best scoring chances, fired the ball just wide of the net late in the first half.
Yale, which fell to 5-3 on the season, return to action travel at Harvard on Saturday, October 2. Match time is set for 12 p.m.