Yale beats Union, earns three point weekend

Yale beats Union, earns three point weekend

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale Women's Hockey Team has earned 7 points over the last 3 weekends of ECAC play and are primed to make a move in the standings. The Bulldogs capped a 3-point weekend today with a 4-2 win over Union, thanks to a pair of goals by sophomore Tess Dettling.   

Yale (6-14-1, 5-8-1 ECAC), a point ahead of Harvard in 8th place, got on the board during a wild flurry of end-to-end rushes in the second period. Goalie Tera Hofmann began the play by making a save and then passing the puck to Emma Seitz, who went the length of the ice before sending a back-pass to Dettling in the slot. The winger notched her first goal of the year by beating the Union goalie glove side at 7:28 of the second to make it 1-0.

The visitors responded with a pair of tallies late in the period to take a 2-1 lead, but the Bulldogs jumped all over a power-play chance entering the third to even things again.

Seitz fired a shot off the goalie's pads and Rebecca Foggia won the battle for the rebound and slipped it on the ice into the net. Two minutes later, the Blue had the lead again when Dettling, who had a career-high with the two tallies, banged home a rebound from Claire Dalton's shot to make it 3-2 Yale.

The home team padded the lead midway through the third with a blast from the point off the stick of Saroya Tinker. That goal, combined with an 18-10 advantage in shots over the final frame, enabled Hoffman to get the victory in net with 29 saves.