HAMDEN, Conn. – A tough start proved costly for the Yale field hockey team Friday afternoon at Quinnipiac. The Bulldogs fell behind 2-0 in the first half, and were outshot 9-1; they turned things around in the second half but could not get closer than within two goals of the Bobcats. A pair of sophomores, midfielder/back Holly Jackson and forward/midfielder Bridget Condie, scored Yale's goals in the 4-2 loss.
"In the second half we played more to our ability," said Pam Stuper, Yale's Caroline Ruth Thompson '02 Head Coach of Field Hockey. "That was not the case in the first half."
Goals by midfielders Selina Reichert and Dayna Barlow gave Quinnipiac (1-4, 0-0 Big East) a 2-0 lead within the first 26 minutes. A save by freshman goalkeeper Sydney Terroso on a QU corner at the end of the half kept the Bulldogs within striking distance.
Barlow tipped one in at 41:41 of the second half to extend the lead to 3-0, but Yale (1-1, 0-0 Ivy League) responded soon after that. Jackson stuffed in a rebound for her second goal of the season -- after not scoring at all last year.
"She has shown in practice that she is definitely capable of scoring goals," said Stuper of Jackson. "This year we have her in a position where she can score."
Quinnipiac went back up by three goals with a penalty corner goal by forward Ines Ruiz Martinez at 49:29. Condie then scored off a rebound at 52:03 to make the final 4-2. Yale wound up outshooting the Bobcats 9-4 in the second half.
This was Quinnipiac's first win at the new QU Field Hockey Turf Complex.
Yale travels to Hofstra for a 2:00 p.m. game Sunday.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity