Bulldogs Fall Short

Photo by Brenna McGowan
Photo by Brenna McGowan

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale Bulldogs took a few good punches on the chin against the Princeton Tigers on Friday night, and delivered a few of their own. However, it was Princeton that ended up on top, winning by a 4-1 final score.

Princeton (12-12-4, 10-10-1 ECAC) scored first, delivering the only goal of the first period on a screened shot.

Yale (9-15-4, 7-12-2) answered in the second period, utilizing its potent power play. Emma Vlasic ripped a shot from atop the circles to beat the Princeton net minder and tie the game at one.

Princeton answered just under three minutes later and didn't look back, finishing off two more goals to end the game with a 4-1 score.

Tera Hofmann made 25 saves in the loss.

Yale remains one point ahead of Rensselaer for eighth place in the ECAC with the Engineers' loss Friday night. With a win over Quinnipiac Saturday, or an RPI loss to Cornell, Yale clinches the final spot in the ECAC postseason tournament.