NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Dartmouth had a pretty substantial edge in play in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Yale Saturday at Reese Stadium. Still, the Bulldogs couldn’t help but wonder what might have been as they walked off the field.
Yale had a couple of great opportunities to score but couldn’t capitalize.
The best chance was a penalty kick for Melissa Gavin with just over six minutes remaining. Gavin, who leads the Bulldogs with seven goals, seemed to hesitate for just a second on her approach and her shot went just wide.
“I would bet my house that she would make that,” said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith. “So I guess I would be homeless.”
That wasn’t the only good chance for the Bulldogs (5-5, 1-2 Ivy). In the final seconds, Paula Hagopian found herself alone at the side of the net, but her hard shot went just wide.
Earlier in the half, Juliann Jeffrey got off a shot from 15 yards out that deflected off the post.
“We had two or three golden chances,” Meredith said. “To our credit, we kept fighting.”
Dartmouth (5-4-2, 2-1-0 Ivy) finished with a 26-10 edge in shots.
Goalkeeper Rachel Ames kept the Bulldogs in the game. She made a season-high nine saves.
The Big Green scored the only goal of the game with nine minutes left in the first half when Emma Brush headed a Corey Delaney cross off the post and in.
Yale was outshot 19-4 in the first half, but was better over the next 45 minutes.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Monday when they play at Marist. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.