NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) –The Yale women’s ice hockey team opened the 2016-17 season with an dominant win over the Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.) Tigers on Friday night.
The Bulldogs took the first of a two-game series against the Tigers with a strong offensive performance.
Yale got on the board first when Jordan Chancellor was set up by Emma Vlasic’s pass as Chancellor fired a rocket into the back of the net eight minutes and thirty seconds into the first period. Approaching the six-minute mark in the first, the Bulldogs added some much-needed insurance as the team moved the puck through the R.I.T. defensive zone. Kirsten Nergaard ended up scoring to put Yale up 2-0.
Yale would score their first power play goal of the season with Taylor Marchin scoring on the man advantage to take a 3-0 lead in the third period.
Yale’s offensive constantly pressured the R.I.T. defensive unit with the Bulldogs finishing the game with 50 shots on goal. However, the superb play of R.I.T.’s Terra Lanteigne was able to keep the Tigers in the game as they would score late in the third to cut the lead to 3-1.
However, Yale’s captain Krista Yip-Chuck would score an empty netter to put the game on ice and secure the opening night win. Yip-Chuck had a goal and an assist in the opener while Eden Murray had two assists for the Yale offense.
The Bulldogs will look the sweep the series on Saturday when they play R.I.T. at Ingalls Rink at 3 p.m.