NEW HAVEN, Conn. (4/15/17) – Senior Olivia Hompe had a six-point game, and eight other players had at least one point as No. 7 Princeton remains undefeated in Ivy League action after a 17-9 win over Yale at Reese Stadium.
What started as a back-and-forth affair, quickly leaned in Princeton’s favor thanks to a 9-1 run to close the first half with the Tigers leading 12-5.
The teams traded goals through the first 10 minutes with Princeton finally taking the lead on an Anna Doherty goal at 18:15 from one of Colby Chanenchuk‘s three assists in the game. Sophomore Allie Rogers net a goal in her first time returning to action since March 21 four minutes later.
Yale’s Tess McEvoy tallied her first of three goals on the afternoon at 12:55 and then the Bulldogs went cold.
Hompe and sophomore Elizabeth George each scored twice, while Kathryn Hallett collected her second hat trick in as many games. Junior Ellie McNulty added the final tally of the half, 12-5.
McEvoy ended a 22-minute Yale (7-7, 1-4) scoring drought at 20:35 to kick start the Bulldogs on a three-goal run, 12-8. The four goals would be as close as Yale would come as Princeton (10-2, 4-0) rattled off four straight with Doherty, Hompe and McNulty scoring as well as junior Kennedy Krauss delivering her first career goal.
Maggie Pizzo scored the final goal for Yale at 1:05 before Princeton freshman Tess D’Orsi collected her 30th goal of the season. With that goal, D’Orsi is now tied for seventh on the all-time freshman goal scoring list.
Hompe jumps Kathleen Miller ’07 on the all-time assists list, as she now has 69 and remains third in goals with 170, just five behind Lindsey Biles ’05. With 239 career points, she ranks second in Princeton history behind Crista Samaras ’99 and her 270 points.
Senior Ellie DeGarmo made nine saves in her 10th victory of the season. Senior Madeline Rodriguez played lights out causing three turnovers, picking up four ground balls, one draw control and blocking a shot.
The Tigers continue their four-game road stretch on Wednesday night when they take on Penn at 7 p.m., at Franklin Field.