With the bitter taste of defeat still lingering, the Bulldogs will head to Providence, R.I., tonight, hungry for revenge.
After dropping a 64-62 contest against Brown (3-12, 1-0 Ivy) at home last week, a game in which Yale (7-8, 0-1) trailed by as much as 17 points before tying the game in the final minutes, the Elis will get a chance at redemption on the second half of their home-and-home series against the Bears.
“It was obvious that we weren’t ready to play,” head coach Chris Gobrech said. “It’s just very disappointing because I can’t seem to get the team out of this rut that we’ve been in ever since we came back from California.”
She added, “I’ve obviously just gotta go back to the drawing board and figure something out.”
One of her main focuses will be getting Melissa Colborne ’10 better looks at the basket. Colborne, who was averaging 17.9 points a game, managed only five points in last week’s contest.
“We just didn’t find Mel in the post,” Gobrecht said. “That’s where she’s most effective and for the next game, we’re going to make some adjustments.”
Just 12 shy of 1,000 career points as a Bulldog, Colborne is poised to become the 16th member of Yale’s 1,000-Point Club and will be just the seventh Bulldog to reach the milestone in three seasons. If Yale can get her going early and often in the game, they will come out of Providence with their first win of the young Ivy League season.
The game begins at 7 p.m. tonight at Brown’s Pizzitola Sports Center.