Jan. 24, 2006
New Haven, CT - Behind senior Margaret Ramsay (Toronto, ONT) the women's ice hockey team (10-8-2, 8-2-1) handed Yale (5-10-3, 2-5-2) a 3-1 loss this evening in Ingalls Rink. Ramsay recorded the game winner with remaining 17:32 in this evening's win. Sophomore O'Hara Shipe (Anchorage, AK) had another strong performance in goal for the Bears, stopping 25 of 26 shots that came her way, including a barrage of five shots in the final two minutes of the game, when the Bulldogs pulled their goalie and added the extra attacker.
Brown came out with a bounce in their step, as the Bears put on the pressure in the first ten minutes. Brown's chances began early as freshman Savannah Smith (Fort St. John, BC) took the puck in the neutral zone and lead classmate Kim McManus (Dedham, MA) down the center of the ice. McManus skated into the Bulldog zone unmarked and tried to skate down the puck, but the pass was too far ahead of McManus, and she could only poke at it before Yale's goalie Sarah Love covered the puck. After a draw deep in Yale's zone Ramsay skated in and picked up the loose puck and a fired a back hand shot toward the net, but Love snagged it out of the air keeping the game scoreless.
Ramsay would have her revenge, as she took a rebound that Love could not control and snapped a low shot into the back of the net for the 1-0 lead with 10:34 to go in the period. Senior Lindsey Glennon (Exter, NH) and Yale's Regan Gilbride took a draw just outside Brown's zone, and was won by the Bears as senior Myria Heinhuis (Chatham, ONT) took the puck and gave Glennon a pass along the near side boards. Glennon loaded up a hard slap shot just over the blueline that Love turned away, but it bounced right to Ramsay who was skating in the slot unmarked and hit it in for her fifth goal of the season.
Yale tried to break onto the scoreboard with a penalty to senior Ashlee Drover (Bay Roberts, NF) for checking with 7:28 to go in the period, but Brown's penalty killing units held the Bulldogs to one shot on the man advantage and kept Yale off the board in the first period.
Yale knotted the score just twenty five seconds into the second, when Dena Caplette skated in one on one with freshman Lindsay Wilde (Billerica, MA) and slid the puck past Shipe for the Bulldogs first goal.
Freshman Frances Male (Toronto, ONT) looked to put the Bears ahead on a power play with less then eight minutes to go in the period, when she put back a shot by Glennon at the point, but the puck ricochet between the pipes and bounced out before crossing the line. Male got another opportunity to knock it in, as Ramsay gave her a centering pass from behind the net, but Male hit the puck just wide, keeping the game at a 1-1 tie heading into the second intermission.
Ramsay put the Bears back ahead for good, knocking in her second goal of the game, on a rebound with 17:32 to go in the period. The Bears looked to pad their lead with 10:51 to go in when Moore and Zucker broke out for a two on one. Moore gave Zucker a centering feed, but was pulled down before she got a shot off ending the threat. With 5:11 to go in the game Moore took a draw in the right face-off circle in the Brown zone, and blocked a shot at the point. The puck bounced right to Moore's stick and she carried it in the Yle zone and hit the puck five hole and put the Bears up by two.
Yale pulled Love with 2:44 remaining but could not get the puck past Shipe keeping the score at 3-1. Shipe finished the game with 25 saves.
The Bears will host Cornell and Colgate in ECACHL action this weekend, taking on the Big Red Friday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. and face-off against the Raiders on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.