Oct. 30, 2004
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Freshman Stefanie Delvecchio had a goal and an assist as Yale edged Columbia 3-2 in an Ivy League game at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium. Laurel Karnes and Jamie Ortega also scored for the Bulldogs, who won their seventh straight game to improve to 11-4 overall and 4-2 in the Ivy League.
The Lions opened the scoring in the eighth minute when Shannon Munoz scored on a penalty kick. The Bulldogs answered with a pair of goals in the last six minutes of the first half. Karnes scored first at 38:59 when she knocked in a Delvecchio cross. Delvecchio then scored an unassisted goal with 30 seconds left in the first half to make it 2-1.
Ortega gave the Bulldogs a two-goal cushion when she stole the ball near midfield, dribbled down the sideline and fired a shot into the top corner from a difficult angle at 50:09. Columbia's Meghan Hurlbut completed the scoring at 75:58 when she settled a Rachel Biondolillo feed and blasted a shot in from 15 yards out.
"This probably wasn't our prettiest win of the season, but at this point just getting a W is what's important," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith. "It shows good character that we were able to come back after they scored first."
Yale outshot the Lions 12-6. Sarah Walker made four saves in goal for the Bulldogs.
Erissa Aronson and Allison Vespa combined to make seven saves in goal for the Lions (8-7, 1-5 Ivy).
The Bulldogs close out the regular season when they play at Brown next Saturday night at 7 p.m.