The women’s hockey team outskated, outshot and for much of the game, outnumbered McGill University at Ingalls Rink Saturday.
But the Martlets (12-1-1), who are nationally ranked No. 2 in Canada, killed all seven of the Bulldogs’ (5-12-2, 1-5-0 ECAC) power plays and scored a power play goal of their own en route to a 3-1 win over Yale.
Offensive lapses and missed opportunities hurt the Bulldogs, who dominated play in the first period, outshooting McGill, 13-5, but could not produce a goal.
At 3:26 in the second period, Veronique Lapierre capitalized on the first of two McGill power plays and beat reserve goaltender Nicolette Franck ’04 for the early 1-0 lead. It was only Franck’s fifth start of the season.
Deena Caplette ’06 answered at 13:35 with her sixth goal of the season, tying the score at 1. But less than a minute later, Audrey Hadd tallied the gamewinner for the Martlets.
McGill added an empty net goal with eight ticks remaining on the clock for a final score of 3-1.
“We should have won the game,” Sarah Love ’06 said. “We just couldn’t score.”
Saturday’s game was an exhibition and will not count toward the standings. The Bulldogs return to conference play Saturday when they start a five-game road series at Dartmouth.
— Joshua Lotstein