Oct. 28, 2005
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jana Whiting's goal in the 74th minute snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted Columbia to a 2-1 Ivy League victory over 21st-ranked Yale. The loss snapped the Bulldogs' 12-game unbeaten streak. Maggie Westfal scored for Yale.
Columbia (9-5-1, 3-2 Ivy) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on Cathleen Cimino's first goal of the season at the 4:01 mark. The Bulldogs (11-3-1, 3-1-1 Ivy) tied it early in the second half when Westfall scored off a corner kick. Crysti Howser headed a loose ball to Westfal, who chipped a high shot from five yards out that grazed the crossbar and went in.
Yale nearly took the lead midway through the second half, but a Howser header banged off the crossbar. Shortly thereafter, the Lions got the game-winner. Lindsey Knowles knocked a through-ball along the right side to Whiting, who slipped past a defender and fired a shot from 25 yards out that curved into the upper right corner of the net.
Yale outshot the Lions 14-6 and had a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks. Allison Vespa made five saves in goal for Columbia.
"We were totally outplayed and outcoached," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith. "Columbia deserved to win."
Chloe Beizer and Susan Starr each made one save for the Bulldogs, who remain in first place in the Ivy League with 10 points. Dartmouth and Columbia both have nine points. The Big Green, 3-1 in Ivy play, are at Harvard on Saturday. Yale and Dartmouth play next Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity