by D.F. Pendrys
HAMDEN, CT – Two in state rivals met on the pitch on Sunday afternoon as the Quinnipiac Bobcats hosted the Yale Bulldogs, though the result would be a lopsided won as QU would pick up a 4-0 victory thanks to first half scoring entirely.
Selena Salas scored 36 seconds into the match what would be the eventual game winner assisted by Rebecca Cooke and Courtney Chochol. Though Yale created a credible chance and a Quinnipiac defender saved a goal from happening soon afterward.
At 10:14 Chochol ran in on the attack and waited until she had the shot she wanted before launching it into the upper right corner of the net past keeper for a 2-0 lead. Not long after Markela Bejleri rolled a ball forward to Cooke close to the goal and she sent it on the ground in on net successfully for a 3-0 lead at 13:19.
Emily Loney would pick up QU’s last goal of the game when she broke in on net and blasted one off the fingertips of the keeper into the corner of the net as well at 30:59.
Quinnipiac did not rest on four goals however and kept up the pressure, and Yale continued to try to get back into the game. The Bulldogs held the Bobcats scoreless the rest of the game and did see more scoring opportunities come their way in the second half. Late in the second, after a struggle in front, Yale had an open net to shoot at but just missed their best chance to spoil the clean sheet.
Yale goalkeeper Annie Welch had to make eight other saves on a very busy day in the net. Meaghan Phillips of QU picked up a clean sheet with five saves. This included a point blank save in the first and Yale came up with some especially serious chances in the second half she had to take care of.
For Yale, Tina Teik, Ellery Winkler, Molly Falley, Reina Bonta, Rebeka Roth all had shots on goal, with Nana Yang, Alanna Butcher, Chloe Laureano, Winkler and Roth managing shots that did not fall on net as well.
For QU, Salas and Chochol each had 3 shots on net, Loney and Cooke had 2, and Ella Gagno and Olivia Kudrikow had 1 apiece. Kayla Mingachos, and Olivia Scott also had shots.
Yale falls to 0-2-0 on the season and Quinnipiac rises to 2-0-0.
Noticed Contributions (A lot happens on the field and it is not reflected in final stats so what is noted is mentioned here. By no means an exhaustive list, for every play I see there could have been a dozen I missed but it’s an attempt to note what is not noted.)
- Kayla Mingachos had several interceptions.
- Salas had several clears including after intercepting a Yale attempt at a cross into the goal zone.
- Cooke stopped a Yale attack.
- Chochol had at least one clear and two steals to start off team offensive attacks.
- Fleur Cordier intercepted a cross and cleared it.
- Ellery Winkler had at least two clears included of a solid QU attack chance.
- Emily Yin had at least one interception and got in close for a quality scoring try.
Emily Clorite had at least two clears.
- Reina Bonta Disrupted a QU run.
- Chloe Laureano disrupt Yale’s attack close to the goal, and generated a scoring chance of her own at a different point.
- Rebeka Roth created an offensive opportunity.
- Alanna Butcher had a solid scoring chance.