After splitting last weekend’s games against St. Lawrence and Clarkson, the Elis are on the road this weekend against Colgate and Cornell.

Yale (2-3, 2-2 ECAC) comes into the week tied for fourth place with St. Lawrence in the ECAC standings. Colgate (6-5, 1-1) is currently in seventh place while Cornell (2-2-1, 0-1-1) is in 11th, second to last in the conference. The Elis are only one point behind Rensselaer and three points behind rival Harvard. With the two games this weekend, the team will have a chance to surge ahead.

“As a team we have certainly improved since our first game,” captain Sarah Tittman ’09 said. “We had a big win last weekend against Clarkson, and we need to feed off of the excitement from that win and carry it into this weekend. These are two very important games for us.”

Last season, the Bulldogs were swept by Colgate, losing 3-2 and 4-1, but swept Cornell handily, beating them 5-2 and 5-0.

Through five games, the Elis are averaging 2.60 goals per game and a .099 shot percentage. Goalie Genny Ladiges ’12 has a save percentage of .899 and a 2.48 goals against average. Forward Crysti Howser ’09 is currently fifth in the country in points per game.

“If we play with intensity and play disciplined, we will have success against these teams,” Tittman concluded.