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Another Ranked Weekend For Bulldogs

Photo by Brenna McGowan
Photo by Brenna McGowan

Yale Welcomes Colgate, Cornell to Ingalls

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - For the second time this season, the Yale Bulldogs will host two ranked teams in two days. Ingalls Rink opens up to the Colgate Raiders and Cornell Big Red on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Yale (2-4-2, 1-3-2 ECAC) is coming off of its best weekend of the season. The Bulldogs collected three out of four possible points on the road at Dartmouth and Harvard. The Bulldogs collected three power play goals against the Big Green, pounding Dartmouth 5-1 last Friday. Eden Murray collected two of the four goals in the third period for Yale, while Kyra O'Brien added 28 saves to pick up her first win of the season. Courtney Pensavalle picked up three assists for the Bulldogs. Yale rallied on Saturday against Harvard, falling behind 2-0 before scoring two late goals to tie the Crimson. Greta Skarzynski continued her strong start with a goal, and Emma Vlasic scored her second goal of the weekend with the Yale net empty. Tera Hofmann stopped 27 shots in the tie. Julia Yetman added an assist and leads the Bulldogs with seven points. Yale has played two total home games so far this season, with both games against ranked teams in Clarkson and St. Lawrence.

Colgate (11-1-0, 3-1-0) continues to climb the national rankings, helped by a 3-1 record against ranked teams. The Raiders, currently the highest ranked ECAC team in the nation at third, are riding a four game win streak. Jessie Eldridge (7-7-14) and Shae Labbe (8-5-13) are both averaging over a point per game in their 12 contests. Five Raiders have double digit point totals, while 16 players have recorded multiple points. Liz Auby and Julia Vandyk have split starts in net for Colgate, and have been equally strong to start the season. Vandyk is 6-0-0 with a .952 save percentage and a 1.17 goal against average, while Auby is 5-1-0 with a .934 save percentage and a 1.33 goals against average. Both rank in the top five in the ECAC in all three categories.

Cornell (3-3-0, 3-1-0) ranked eighth in the country. The Big Red are on a two game losing streak, with two losses to nationally ranked number one Wisconsin. Cornell dropped 3-1 and 2-1 losses to the Badgers last weekend. Outside of a blowout loss at Clarkson, the Big Red have dominated three ECAC teams in their three wins. Kristin O'Neill has seven points in six games for Cornell. Marléne Boissonnault has started all six games for the Big Red so far, posting a 3-3-0 record with a .916 save percentage and a 2.43 goals against average.

Yale and Colgate clash on Friday night at 6 p.m. while the Bulldogs take on the Big Red Saturday at 3 p.m. at Ingalls Rink.

Filed by Andrew Weiss, Yale Sports Publicity Assistant