With the forceful rejection, guard Lena Munzer ’17 solidified the Yale women’s basketball team’s second straight major upset victory, completely turning around what had been a frustrating 2–6 start to the Ivy League season. With the 57–52 triumph, the Elis defeated third-place Harvard for the first time in their last 12 head-to-head matchups.
Yale (14–10, 6–5 Ivy) lost 77–64 in a game that mirrored the two teams first meeting in New Haven. The Bulldogs had an opportunity to put the game away in the first half, but took a narrow lead into the locker room. Forward Sam Downey ’17 dominated in the first half but Harvard’s (17–7, 9–2) dynamic offense and the fire-power of Crimson guard Bryce Aiken proved too much for Yale. Read more
With the ECAC playoff starting tonight, Down The Field offers its predictions for the first round of conference action. Read more
The Yale men’s basketball team needed a win after dropping its last two games against Harvard and Princeton. The opportunity came and went on Sunday afternoon against Penn. Read more
The Bulldogs (11–11–5, 7–9–4 ECAC Hockey) earned their second shutout against the Big Green (10–14–3, 7–11–2) this season in a 4–0 win. This time it was Sam Tucker ’19 who shone in net, making 26 saves to earn his first collegiate shutout. The Elis finally got the depth in scoring they have been looking for, with four different players finding the back of the net. Read more
Penn arrived at the John J. Lee Amphitheater unbeaten, cruising towards a first-place finish and perhaps a second straight Ivy League title. The Yale women’s basketball team, meanwhile, was reeling, coming off a 22-point blowout loss to Princeton. But for one night, it was the Bulldogs who played like they were the top team in … Read more
The Bulldogs took too many penalties and failed to create enough chances offensively as they suffered their fourth defeat in their last five games. Harvard roared out to a 3–0 lead and by the time the Elis responded it was too late. Read more
After winning 22 straight games in the friendly confines of John J. Lee Amphitheater, the Yale men’s basketball team is now on a two-game losing streak on its home court. Back-to-back games against the Ivy League’s top teams have stalled Yale’s early season momentum.
The Yale men’s lacrosse team opened up its season in victorious fashion, cruising to a 16–11 win over Villanova on the road Saturday. Read more
On Friday evening the Yale women’s hockey suffered defeat at the hands of Harvard at Bright-Landry Hockey Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Crimson (5–18–5, 5–12–4 ECAC Hockey) dominated the Bulldogs (10–14–14, 8–11–2) for all three periods and never let up en route to a 5–0 victory.
Down by eight with 12 minutes to go on Friday night, the Yale women’s basketball team was inching closer and closer to the visiting Tigers. Despite a sense that Princeton was fully in control, the game was within reach for the home team. But that was as close as it got. Read more
While it isn’t the end of the world by any means for the Elis, any loss to Harvard is one too many for Yale Athletics. On the bright side, the Bulldogs exposed several opportunities for improvement in advance of their rematch with Harvard in two weeks. Read more
Harvard (14–7, 6–2 Ivy) snapped Yale’s 22-game home win streak with a 75–67 victory. Despite 20 points from guard Alex Copeland ’19 and 15 from forward Sam Downey ’17, Yale (14–7, 6–2) fell as the Crimson made 12 three-pointers on the night.
Yale (14–6, 6–1 Ivy) held Dartmouth (4–16, 1–6) to under 65 points in a 73–64 victory, its 22nd straight win on its home floor. The Elis received 32 points from their bench in the contest. Read more
Under the leadership of head coach Keith Allain ’80, the Yale men’s hockey team has sent many players to careers at the next level. “Down the Field” provides an update on three former Bulldogs whose dreams of playing pro are still ongoing. Kenny Agostino ’14 Agostino, one of the top scoring forwards on Yale’s 2013 NCAA … Read more
After a disheartening loss against Princeton the previous evening — the Bulldogs first defeat in six games — the Yale men’s hockey team suffered another disappointing defeat, this time 5–2, against No. 19 Quinnipiac. The Elis had the lead twice in the game, but penalty trouble and two goals allowed in the third period for … Read more
Spurts of ice-cold shooting and turnover-plagued offense hindered the Yale women’s basketball team from pulling out a victory against a Cornell side that led from the tip to the final whistle on Saturday night. Read more
The Yale men’s basketball team had trailed at halftime in its last two Friday night contests. The Bulldogs faced another deficit as it entered the locker room against Columbia, but just as it had in its last two games against Brown, the Elis came back and escaped with the victory. Read more
The Yale men’s hockey team put on an enervated and lethargic display in front of a capacity crowd at Ingalls Rink and fell 4–2 to a hungrier Princeton team, bringing a decisive end to the Bulldogs’ six-game unbeaten streak. Read more
Every time the Yale women’s basketball team seemed within striking distance on Friday night, Columbia had an answer, and the Lions held on for a 72–68 victory in New Haven. Read more