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Bulldogs Drop Overtime Heartbreaker At Columbia

Ally Grossman (Steve Musco photo)
Ally Grossman (Steve Musco photo)

Lions Score Winning Goal In Second OT

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Halloween was no treat for the Yale women's soccer team. Columbia's Emma Anderson scored her second goal of the game with 5:02 left in the second overtime period to lift the Lions to a 2-1 victory at Rocco B. Commisso Stadium.

Yale head coach Rudy Meredith talks all the time about the importance of scoring first, and his team delivered. Freshman Sofia Griff did the honors, firing a shot in from the top of the box at 10:50. Sarah McCauley was credited with an assist.

The Bulldogs (4-9-2, 1-5 Ivy) held the lead until late in the first half when Anderson tallied her first of the game.

Yale outshot the Lions 4-2 in the second half but couldn't get one past goalkeeper Allison Spencer thanks in part to a defense that blocked two of the shots.

Griff had a chance early in the second overtime period but her shot went high.

Just a few minutes later, Columbia capitalized on a corner kick. Stephanie Shin sent a cross that Anderson finished to set off a celebration on the Lions' bench.

Rachel Ames, who leads the Ivy League in saves, stopped three shots in the game for the Bulldogs, who were without leading scorer Michelle Alozie, who missed the game with an illness.

Yale closes out the season at home next Saturday, hosting Brown at 4 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity