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Holiday Hockey for Bulldogs

Photo by Brenna McGowan
Photo by Brenna McGowan

Yale Looks to Stuff The Scoresheets

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - As families crowd around tables Thursday for Thanksgiving, the Yale Bulldogs will join together as a family of their own in a weekend holiday tournament. Yale will travel to UConn for the annual Nutmeg Classic, taking on Quinnipiac on Friday in the first round.

The Bulldogs have won their first round game at the Nutmeg Classic the last two seasons, advancing to the championship game in each. Last season, at Quinnipiac, Yale defeated UConn 2-1 in the first round before falling to Merrimack in a tightly contested 4-3 championship match. This year, as Yale takes on Quinnipiac, host UConn will play against Penn State. The winners will face off in the championship Saturday at 6 p.m. while the consolation game will be held at 3 p.m.

The Bulldogs have played well on the road so far this season, compiling a 2-2-2 record. Julia Yetman continues to lead Yale in points, pouring in two goals and five assists from the blue line. Courtney Pensavalle and Laura Anderson each have five points, as does first year player Greta Skarzynski. Yale goalies have combined for a 1.62 goals against average and a .938 save percentage on the road. Special teams have also looked solid away from home, with a power play clicking at 29.2 percent and a penalty kill success rate of 90.9 percent.

Filed by Andrew Weiss, Yale Sports Publicity Assistant