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Unlike familiar rival monikers such as the Crimson or the Tigers, the Dutchmen and the Engineers do not illicit the same passion and resentment within the Yale student body. But for the men’s hockey team and its fans, including the grads in town for Alumni Weekend, a weekend series against two non-Ivy and non-traditional rivals […]

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Though the performance the men’s hockey team put up this weekend was by no means disastrous, Yale’s inability to close the door on an inferior team may be a cause for concern. The Bulldogs (5-10-2, 4-6-1 ECACHL) started strong but could not put away a scrappy Brown team (3-10-4, 2-6-2) that forced a 3-3 tie […]

Elis seek fifth win in ECAC

As the men’s hockey team prepares for its next ECACHL battle, the Elis, accustomed to being the overlooked underdogs, find themselves playing an unfamiliar role — the favorite. Yale (5-10-1, 4-6 ECACHL) started its current league winning streak with a victory over Brown (3-10-1, 2-6-1), and looks to extend that streak to five games when […]

Hot UNH goalie stifles Bulldogs

Judging by the level of play evident in last night’s men’s hockey game, the Elis were in prime position to pull off a major upset over a top-ranked team. The only problem was that the opposing goaltender decided to have a career night between the posts. New Hampshire goalie Jeff Pietrasiak tallied 45 saves as […]

Surging Elis nab two in the ECAC

While the majority of the Yale student body spent winter break cooling down from a long semester, the men’s hockey team was heating up during the holidays. After a three-week hiatus earlier in the month, Yale (5-9-1, 4-6 ECACHL) returned to the ice in late December and proved quickly that the second half of their […]

M. hockey tops Harvard, Brown

Heading into last weekend, the men’s hockey team found itself at an early-season crossroads. A poor showing would solidify Yale’s position in the ECACHL basement and signify that perhaps not much has changed from last year’s team after all. But to almost everyone’s surprise but themselves, the Bulldogs delivered — twice. On Friday, the Elis […]

Bulldogs get ready for two rivals

While they are far from panicking, the men’s hockey team knows the gap between them and the ECAC frontrunners is not getting any closer. The Bulldogs (1-8, 0-6 ECACHL) look to pick up their first league win of the season when they travel to Brown (3-5-1, 2-4) on Friday before hosting No. 14 Harvard (7-4-1, […]

M. soccer’s fall ends with tourney letdown

The fans who packed into a freezing Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium two weeks ago couldn’t ask for more in an NCAA Tournament game. After 96 minutes of emotional and well-played soccer, a stunning golden goal brought one team to euphoria and another to its knees. The only problem was that the fan section that erupted in joy […]

M. hockey nabs first ’05 victory

To say the men’s hockey team’s Thanksgiving slate was a roller coaster of results and emotions would be a drastic understatement. “We obviously had some strong, well-played games,” Yale head coach Tim Taylor said. “We had our strong moments and had our moments that showed we are not where we want to be. Inconsistency and […]

M. soccer falls in first round of College Cup

The men’s soccer team’s amazing season ended in memorable fashion Friday night. Unfortunately for the Bulldog players and fans, the memory was not quite what they were hoping for. After playing 90 minutes of even soccer, Stony Brook (13-4-4) scored quickly in the first overtime to top Yale (10-4-4, 5-1-1 Ivy), 2-1, in the first […]

NCAA tournament starts for m. soccer

After the men’s soccer team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Monday, Yale head coach Brian Tompkins delivered an emotional speech emphasizing the historical implications of the Bulldogs’ postseason berth. Tompkins urged his team not just to think of themselves when preparing for the College Cup, but to also remember the “98 […]

Time for revenge on the field, for Yale and for me

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