Women's Lacrosse

No. 15 Women’s Lacrosse Falls At No. 22 Yale, 15-10


An early run for No. 22 Yale was too much for No. 15 to overcome in a 15-10 loss for the Tigers in New Haven.
Yale burst out to a 4-0 lead to open the game, connecting on its first four shots on goal over the opening 2:26 of the contest. Princeton would climb back within two early in the third quarter, but the Bulldogs eventually pulled away.
McKenzie Blake had four points for the Tigers, scoring three times and adding an assist. Grace Tauckus also had a hat trick, while Jami MacDonald, Ellie Mueller, Kari Buonanno and Samantha DeVito each had one goal.

Amelia Hughes made 11 saves in goal.
For Yale, Jenna Collignon led the way with six goals and an assist for seven points. Olivia Penoyer had a goal and three assists, while Bella Saviano had a hat trick.
Sky Carrasquillo had nine draw controls, part of a 22-6 win in that category for the Bulldogs.
The Tigers finally got on the board and ended the Yale run with a Samantha DeVito free position 5:17 into the game.
Yale answered with back-to-back player-up goals to build a 6-1 lead, with Bri Carrasquillo and Jenna Collignon each scoring in a span of 1:04.
McKenzie Blake would net Princeton’s second goal, uncorking a low-angle shot which went five-hole on the Yale keeper with 3:22 left in the opening quarter.

The Bulldogs countered with two goals in the opening 4:34 of the second quarter to build an 8-2 lead. Neither team would score for the next 8:23 before Blake scored her second of the afternoon with 2:03 left in the half. Yale would score on a free position in the final minute, but a Jami MacDonald goal with 0:03 left in the half sent the Tigers to break with a bit of momentum.

Princeton rattled off three consecutive goals to open the third quarter, with Kari Buonanno, Grace Tauckus and Ellie Mueller helping the Tigers claw back within two goals.
Buonanno scored 1:48 in, racing to goal and burying a Jami MacDonald pass. Tauckus would follow 1:52 later with a player-down goal from in tight off a pass from Ellie Mueller.
The run hit three with a Mueller goal 5:59 into the third quarter as she slipped free at the far post to take a Kate Mulham pass and score to cut Yale’s lead to 9-7.
Yale would nudge back, scoring the next two for an 11-7 lead with 5:31 to play in the third. Grace Tauckus was not done in the period, though, scoring from the middle of the Yale defense with 3:55 left in the period to send the game to the fourth quarter with Yale in front, 11-8.
Two Yale goals to start the fourth quarter from Collignon and Sophie Straka halted Princeton’s momentum and rebuilt a five-goal lead for the Bulldogs. McKenzie Blake countered with her third of the game midway through the fourth quarter, but another pair of Bulldogs goals provided added insurance with 6:26 left in the game.
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