HANOVER, N.H. – The Yale field hockey team took advantage of a pair of penalty corners early in Saturday's game at Dartmouth, scoring twice in the opening four minutes and then holding off the Big Green for a 4-3 win despite a 25-9 shot advantage for Dartmouth. Four different Bulldogs scored -- junior midfielder Bridget Condie, sophomore midfielder Imogen Davies, first year midfielder Théodora Dillman and junior forward Camille Scheyer -- and sophomore goalkeeper Sydney Terroso made a season-high 11 saves.
"Syd played a great game," said Pam Stuper, Yale's Caroline Ruth Thompson '02 Head Coach of Field Hockey. "Dartmouth is usually strong on attack, and a very aggressive team. Syd keeping us in the game was extremely important. Théodora had a strong game, and Imogen had some really great attacking plays down the right side."
Yale (6-6, 2-2 Ivy League) scored those first two goals on straight shots off corners, as Davies (the inserter) fed first year midfielder Alissa Wong (the stick stopper) for tallies by Dillman and Condie.
Dartmouth (4-7, 1-3 Ivy League) rallied to tie the game 2-2 on goals by forwards Gemma Bautista and Gracyn Campbell. But just three minutes after Campbell's goal knotted the score Scheyer notched her first goal of the season and sent the Bulldogs into halftime up 3-2.
"That was a great moment," said Stuper of Scheyer's goal. "Cam had a couple opportunities early in the game, and she took care of that one. It was particularly important because Dartmouth had just tied the game."
Davies extended the lead to 4-2 by scoring on a rebound at 61:49 -- her team-best sixth goal of the season. Dartmouth's top scorer, forward Katie Spanos, then tallied her sixth goal of the season to pull the Big Green within 4-3 at 62:56, but Terroso and the Bulldogs hung on for the win.
Yale hosts Quinnipiac Sunday afternoon.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity