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Hofmann, Botthof Keep Bulldogs Close Against Minnesota

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Elis Drop Game Two to No. 2 Minnesota


New Haven, CONN. -- Junior netminder Tera Hofmann turned in another 40-save performance in Yale's 3-1 loss to second-ranked Minnesota at Ingalls on Saturday.


Hofmann kept the Gophers silent after two first period goals. She made 41 saves on 43 shots. Her save percentage improves to .934 and her goals allowed average drops to .238. Saturday marked Hofmann's second 40-save performance this season, her last came against Quinnipiac on October 27. 


Down 2-0, first-year defenseman Tabea Botthof pounced on a loose puck off the boards and powered it through traffic to halve Minnesota's lead early in the third. First-year forwards Rebecca Vanstone and Charlotte Welch collected their third and fourth assists on the play.


Minnesota's Grace Zumwinkle tallied her fourth goal of the weekend with an empty net conversion to give the Gophers a 3-1 lead and secure the win.


The Yale women's hockey team plays another two-game set next weekend against Vermont at Ingalls.


by John Napolitano, Yale Sports Publicity