Dartmouth Drops Heartbreaker to Yale in Overtime

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Dartmouth women’s hockey played its third consecutive overtime game on Friday, ultimately falling to Yale, 1-0 at Ingalls Rink.
Netminder Christine Honor (who was named a second star at the end of the end of the contest) played a great game, making 33 saves (.971) in 62 minutes.
“That is a tough one to lose tonight,” head coach Laura Schuler said. “I am really proud of our girls and thought we played really well. They played a solid game right into overtime and just got an unlucky bunce while on the penalty kill. I think maybe the only thing we needed to do is get more pucks on net. Outstanding performance again from Christie.”
The Big Green looked strongest in the second period, where they had an 11-7 shot advantage and a number of nice opportunities. With five minutes to go in the middle frame, senior Tess Bracken intercepted a Bulldog pass deep in the zone, but goalie Kyra O’Brien managed to make the save.
Yale (8-18-2, 7-12-2) took off in the third and even though they were outshooting the visitors, 17-6, the Big Green held on. Early in the period, freshman Sara McClanahan gave Dartmouth (5-21-2, 4-16-1) its best chance when she got past her defender, but her shot clanged off the post. Following some huge saves by both netminders, the game went to overtime.
Both teams had a player in the box during the early parts of the five-minute overtime period. With Yale already back to full strength and with 17 seconds remaining on the Dartmouth penalty, the Bulldogs scored to end the game at 2:06.
Dartmouth will conclude the season on Saturday with a 3 p.m. game against Brown.

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