Leaving Hanover in brisk 40+F overcast weather, after a 3-hour trip down I-91 through some fog (I saw one deer by the side of the road!) the sun came out over Massachusetts. We arrived in New Haven in time to warm up for our first game with Fairfield at 11:15am. Yale played Fairfield beforehand.
So many fans! Kate's mom, Christyn's parents, Caroline's family, Nat's parents, Julia's family, Callie's family, maybe others?! Wonderful food (after the two games) from the parents and siblings!
Before the first 30-minute half we spoke about quicker passes.
Fairfield was eager to press, and they got off the first shot -- saved by Hannah in the 8th minute. Soon after, Christyn and Lindsey both put shots on Fairfield's net that were saved.
Fairfield put another shot for Hannah to save before Sophie had her shot saved in the 13th minute. In the 21st minute Haley set up Melanie for her beautiful shot into the upper left corner of the Fairfield net for our first goal.
After a Fairfield shot wide and Haley's shot over the bar, Liz put a shot wide before Elise took a free kick just before half time.
Early in the 2nd half, Christyn got off another shot that was saved before Hannah saved a shot from Fairfield in the 35th minute. Hannah immediately sent the ball long for Christyn, who promptly put the ball past the Fairfield goalkeeper for our 2nd goal!
Sophie had another shot saved and Christyn put a shot wide before Kate made a huge save off the line when Hannah came out to prevent a shot but the rebound came back at our net. Good save, Kate!
It was good for us to see huge improvement in our play during this game! Our passing was much better and more diagonal as the game progressed.
F: Rose+Christyn, Mel+Haley
CM: Caroline+Lindsey, Liz
OM: Sophie+Julia, Maria+Nat, Izzy+Lizzie
OD: Mari+Elise, Christina+Callie
Shots 10:7 Saves 4:5
4 Dartmouth corner
8 Fairfield shot saved
10 Christyn shot saved, Lindsey shot saved
12 Fairfield shot saved
13 Sophie shot saved
18 Fairfield shot over
19 Fairfield corner
21 Haley pass to Mel shot upper left corner --> 1:0
23 Fairfield shot wide
26 Haley shot over
29 Liz shot wide
30 Elise free kick
33 Christyn shot saved
34 Fairfield corner
35 Fairfield shot saved, Hannah sent ball long to Christyn --> 2:0
38 Sophie shot saved
39 Christyn shot wide
39 Fairfield shot wide
40 Kate saved a Fairfield shot off the line!
46 Dartmouth corner
56 Fairfield shot hit the (out)side netting