Nov. 19, 2005
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Bulldogs' dream season came to an end in the third round of the NCAA College Cup at Notre Dame, but not without a fight. Trailing 3-1 at halftime, Emma Whitfield scored early in the second half to pull Yale within one, but the Irish scored in the 64th minute and then added a late goal en route to a 5-2 victory at Alumni Field.
It was the first time all season that the Irish allowed two goals in a game. ND has now outscored its opponents 109-12.
Notre Dame, the defending national champions, advances to the quarterfinals and will meet Portland next weekend.
The Bulldogs, which advanced to the third round for the first time, end the season with a 15-4-1 overall record. The 15 wins is a school record.
Notre Dame (22-2) jumped on the board first when Amanda Cinalli scored from the top of the goalie box at 15:39. Less than six minutes later, the Irish scored again. Brittany Bock beat two defenders and fired a shot into the left corner.
Yale got on the board in 32nd minute when Laurel Karnes settled a pass from Whitfield and squeezed a shot past Irish goalkeeper Erika Bohn. Whitfield then brought the Bulldogs within one. She took a through ball from Crysti Howser and beat Bohn at 50:50.
Notre Dame regained a two goal lead at 63:42 when Kerri Hanks scored. Hanks then capped the scoring with her team-leading 28th goal of the season at 84:45.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity