Dartmouth ends home weekend with loss to Yale

Dartmouth ends home weekend with loss to Yale

HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women's hockey had some good chances but could not get past Yale's goalie, ultimately falling to the Bulldogs by a score of 2-0 at Thompson Arena on Saturday.
 
"Obviously, we're not satisfied with the result," head coach Laura Schuler said. "However, I think that our girls played a good game. Yale is a good opponent. They're a team that is averaging over 40 shots a game and I thought the girls did a good job keeping them at 30 and matching their shot total.

"We have to find ways to score," Schuler continued. "Thirty shots is good, but we have to find ways to create better scoring chances by being a little grittier on second and third opportunities and we need to work harder to bury loose pucks."
 
Yale (7-15-1, 6-9-1) opened scoring at 12:04 of the first and looked as if they had added another early in the second period, but the goal was waved off as it happened after the whistle. A few minutes later, Yale found the back of the net again, and this time it stuck, giving the visitors a 2-0 advantage to take into the third period. Senior Tess Bracken had a good chance, but netminder Tara Hofmann made the save.
 
Dartmouth (4-18-1, 3-13-0) looked stronger in the third, took some quality shots and had some close calls, but was turned away each time. Seniors Caroline Shaunessy and Kate Landers gave the Green some of their best chances at the end of the game, but Hofmann was there to save them.
 
The Green had a 32-30 shot advantage after outshooting the Bulldogs, 12-6, in the third. Senior Christine Honor had some big saves, ending up with 28 stops in all (.933 save percentage).
 
The Big Green will be on the road next weekend, going back to New York for rematches against Union and RPI.