Rookies give w. hockey potential for playoff berth

What a difference a year makes. With a win over Union on Saturday, the women’s hockey team reached a .500 record (7-7-3, 4-3-0 ECAC), representing a tremendous improvement on the 2002-2003 season. This time last year, the Bulldogs, who were still adjusting to new head coach Hillary Witt’s systems and relying heavily on a batch of […]

Elis down Cornell, fall to Colgate

This weekend, the Yale women’s hockey team was on opposite sides of 3-0 away performances, defeating Cornell on Friday but succumbing in Saturday’s match to surging Colgate. In their first ECAC match of 2004, the Bulldogs (4-7-3, 2-3-0 ECAC) jumped out to an early lead against a Big Red squad that stood dead-last in the […]

Lee’s tea is a sure BET

When she was nine months pregnant with her first child, Black Entertainment Television President and Chief Operating Officer Debra Lee said she was so involved with the construction of a new media studio that she physically scoured the site in a hardhat, “seeing if [her] son or the building were done first.” Lee discussed this […]


Eli coach aims to out-wit mentor

Good teachers guide their students to eventually surpass them. When women’s hockey head coach Hilary Witt faces her collegiate mentor and current University of Connecticut coach Heather Linstad tonight, the Bulldogs hope that time has come. With Yale (3-4-2, 1-2-0 ECAC) and UConn (5-7-3) struggling to rise from the middle of their respective conference standings, […]

W. hockey splits games on the road

In what appears to be its trademark this season, the Yale women’s ice hockey team went from a winning effort to a lackluster performance during away games against the University of Vermont and Dartmouth over the weekend of the Yale-Harvard football game. The Bulldogs (3-4-2, 1-1-0 ECAC) notched their first Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) […]

W. hockey star works, plays hard

Imagine a hockey player. More likely than not you are thinking of a 6-foot behemoth whose overindulgent wit and curious dentistry would put Madonna to shame. It is a surprise, then, to meet the diminutive yet highly-skilled and gregarious women’s hockey forward Natalie Babony ’06 and talk about the challenges of playing varsity sports in […]

W. hockey puts on polar opposite performances

The Yale women’s ice hockey team (2-1-1) remained one game above .500 after a wildly inconsistent performance in Boston this weekend. Yale lost 6-3 to Northeastern University Saturday before surging for a 5-0 shutout victory against Boston College Sunday. Despite outshooting Northeastern 40-24, the Bulldogs appeared to be playing catch-up on the scoreboard throughout most […]

Elis face tough defensive battles at Northeastern, BC

By Vlad Vainberg Contributing Reporter Most athletes have heard the cliched axiom that defense wins championships. But the Yale women’s ice hockey team will have to rely heavily on its blue-line corps to win its next two games this weekend. Both Yale’s opponents are entering this weekend with winning records. Northeastern (3-1-2) will try to […]

Off-season moves pay off for w. ice hockey

After much talk about their off-season improvement, the Yale women’s ice hockey team proved it on the ice of Ingalls Rink this weekend. The Bulldogs began their campaign with a 1-0 shutout win Saturday and a 2-2 tie Sunday against the University of Maine, while reaching some milestones along the way. Saturday’s victory — a […]

Women’s hockey aims to continue its ascent

After improving throughout the course of the 2002-2003 season, the women’s ice hockey team is ready to continue the upward trend this year. The Bulldogs open their 2003-2004 campaign against the University of Maine (1-2-1) with back-to-back games at Ingalls Rink this weekend. Last season, the Bulldogs picked up their first Ivy League win in […]

W. crew returns strong lineup

After a rebuilding season, the women’s crew team is hoping to advance to the next level this autumn. At this time last year, the Elis began training camp with only seven of their top 18 varsity rowers. This season, the team has most of its core intact. The team only lost two rowers and a […]