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Into the Ivy for Yale

Photo by Brenna McGowan
Photo by Brenna McGowan

Bulldogs Travel For First Ivy League Games

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale Bulldogs hit the road this weekend for their first Ivy League games of the season. Yale visits the Dartmouth Big Green on Friday night before stopping by on Saturday against the Harvard Crimson.

The Bulldogs (1-4-1, 0-3-1 ECAC) have lost three straight but played a ranked St. Lawrence close last Saturday, falling in a 3-2 defeat. Julia Yetman has poured in offense from the blue line, with one goal and four assists to lead Yale in points. Nine different Bulldogs have scored this season, including first year Greta Skarzynski's first career goal. Yale goaltenders, led by Tera Hofmann's four starts, have posted a 2.30 goals against average. They have also combined for a .917 save percentage.

Dartmouth (2-4-0, 1-2-0) enters the weekend after splitting a series with Maine. In their four losses, the Big Green have been outscored 25-5 with only one loss by three goals or less. However, Christie Honor has been strong in Dartmouth's two victories, both shutouts for the junior goaltender. The Big Green have seen offense from the defense. Hailey Noronha and Caroline Shaunessy are the two leading point scorers with six and four points, respectively.

Harvard (2-1-0, 2-1-0) has started off hot this season, defeating Dartmouth 4-1 as well as a 3-2 win over Princeton. They fell their last time out against Quinnipiac, a 2-1 loss in Hamden. Sophomore goaltender Beth Larcom has been solid in net, stopping 75 of 80 shots while playing every minute for the Crimson so far. She has a 1.68 goals against average to go with a .938 save percentage. The first year players have been big for Harvard, with Becca Gilmore and Keely Moy each with a goal and two assists to lead the Crimson.

Filed by Andrew Weiss, Yale Sports Publicity Assistant