Sept. 25, 2005
Worcester, Mass. - The Yale University field hockey team recorded goals in each half to defeat Holy Cross, 2-1 in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon. Holy Cross falls to 4-5 overall, while the Bulldogs improve to 2-5 on the season.
Holy Cross senior forward Jenna Cook (Walpole, Mass.) opened the scoring less than three minutes into the contest when she took a pass from sophomore forward Sara O'Coin (Worcester, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) and blasted a shot past Yale goalie Liz Friedlander. But that was virtually all the offense the Crusaders could muster the entire game, being held to just two shots on the afternoon.
Trish Bissett got the Bulldogs on the board at the 25:20 mark after she gathered a loose ball and floated a shot into the HC net after a scuffle to tie the game at 1-1 before halftime.
Yale's Harriet Thayer then scored the game-winning goal in the 41st minute when she collected the ball and rifled a shot past Crusader keeper Sony Kuhn for the 2-1 score.
The Bulldogs peppered 14 shots at Kuhn on the day. She made 10 saves, while Yale's Friedlander made one stop to record her second win of the season.
The Crusaders open up Patriot League play with a 12:00 p.m. showdown against Colgate University on Saturday, October 1 at Holy Cross. Last season, the Raiders ended Holy Cross' season with a 4-2 win in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament.