NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Brooke Whipkey (Charlotte, North Carolina) tied for the team-lead with her fourth goal of the season Sunday afternoon but the Quinnipiac field hockey team fell, 3-1, at Yale.
After trailing 1-0 at halftime, Whipkey put home the tying goal with just over 18 minutes to play in the second half. The Bulldogs added a pair of tallies late in the second half to pull back ahead for the win.
Quinnipiac 1, Yale 3
Johnson Field | New Haven, Conn.
Quinnipiac (4-9, 1-4 BIG EAST) | Yale (7-6, 2-2 Ivy League)
- 20:10 (Quinnipiac 0, Yale 1): Theodora Dillman scored her first of the game off a penalty corner as she lifted her shot on the right side of the circle to the offensive corner off a pass from Bridget Condie
- 51:49 (Quinnipiac 1, Yale 1): Whipkey tied up the game with 18:11 to go in the second half as she buried a pass from Amanda Blum (Langhorne, Pennsylvania) for her fourth of the season. Blum controlled the ball in the circle under pressure before sliding the ball toward the cage which Whipkey swiped home with a sliding shot.
- 57:24 (Quinnipiac 1, Yale 2): The Bulldogs knotted up the game six-and-a-half minutes later as Katie Pieterse tallied her first goal of the season as she gathered a loose ball off an initial shot by Camille Scheyer and rolled home the goal
- 65:37 (Quinnipiac 1, Yale 3): Dillman put home her second goal of the game as she one-timed a centering feed near the penalty spot from Brooke Reese at the end line
- With the goal, Whipkey moved into a tie for the team lead with four goals and 10 points on the season
- Whipkey scored her third goal in the last four games and has scored all four of her goals in the last seven
- Galasso was solid in the cage for the Bobcats as she recorded seven saves in just her second start of the season
- Her seven-save performance followed up a career-high nine saves which she made in nearly 52 minutes of action at then-No. 20 Liberty on Sept. 28
- Blum recorded a point in a second straight game with an assist Sunday at Yale after scoring against Providence on Friday
- Blum recorded points in back-to-back games for the first time in her career and now has two goals and two assists on the season
- Rachel Hamm (Collegeville, Pennsylvania) recorded her first defensive save of the season and second of her career with a great play early in the first half Sunday
- It was Hamm's first defensive save since her junior year at Holy Cross on Oct. 18, 2016
- Yale outshot Quinnipiac, 11-8, in Sunday's game and Elisa van Winkel (Heeze, Netherlands) paced the Bobcats with three shots on goal.
- The Bobcats take the field Friday afternoon for the final home game of the 2018 season. Quinnipiac hosts Old Dominion at 2 p.m. with Friday serving as senior day as well as the Bobcats' Vs. Cancer game to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer.