Best Game-Football vs. Colgate, Oct. 2
With seven seconds left on the clock, Andrew Sullivan ’05 kicked a field goal to cap a 17-point fourth-quarter comeback and lift the Bulldogs over No. 11 Colgate, 31-28, at the Yale Bowl. Facing a 28-14 deficit at halftime, the Elis appeared on their way to their second loss of the season. But behind a strong defensive effort and a balanced offensive attack, they rallied. Alvin Cowan ’05 completed a touchdown pass to Alex Flaherty ’05 less than three minutes into the third quarter to tie the score. Colgate responded with two touchdowns of its own. But Yale would have the last say on the scoreboard as Cowan threw for two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter before Sullivan made the game-winning boot.
Runner-up: Volleyball vs. Cornell, Nov. 21
Riding an eight-game winning streak, the Bulldogs were poised to complete their run for an NCAA Tournament bid in a playoff at Schnectady, N.Y. But the Big Red, which the Elis had beaten twice during the regular season, proved stubborn. Down one game to two, the Elis rallied in the fourth to force a fifth and final game. With the fifth game tied 14-all, Renee Lopes ’06 earned a kill to give Yale its second match point of the night. Jana Freeman ’05 hit the ball off the Cornell blockers out of bounds to give the Bulldogs the win and the league’s automatic bid to the tournament.
Honorable mention: Men’s soccer vs. Penn, Oct. 23; women’s soccer vs. UConn, Sept. 10