Bulldogs Comeback Bid Falls Short

Photo by Steve Musco
Photo by Steve Musco

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - In its first of two Hockey East battles this weekend, the Yale Bulldogs fell short of a comeback in a 5-2 loss to Boston University.

Boston (7-8-3) came out flying in the first period, holding down its zone while taking advantage of chances. Yale managed 10 shots in the frame to Boston's nine, but the Terriers put the puck in twice behind Kyra O'Brien (27 saves on 31 shots). Victoria Bach collected both goals for the Terriers.

Yale (3-8-4) had no answer for Bach in the second period, where she completed the natural hat trick. It was the only goal in the frame.

The Bulldogs put up a fight in the third, continuing to dominate possession before finally finding the net. Greta Skarzynski scored on the power play with a bar-down rocket to give Yale its first goal. Emma Vlasic followed up with a goal of her own right after, squeaking it through Corinne Schroeder (30 saves on 32 shots) to cut the Terriers' lead to 3-2. Skarzynski picked up an assist on the play to lead Yale in points in the game with two.

The Terriers added a goal just moments later to take a 4-2 lead before Bach added an empty net goal for her fourth goal of the day.

Yale heads to New Hampshire for a Sunday matinee with the Wildcats in its next game.