HAMDEN, Conn. - The Yale Bulldogs got goals from three different players Friday afternoon to post a 6-2 win over UConn in the first round of the Nutmeg Classic. The Huskies got goals from Taylor Wabick and Natalie Snodgrass and netminder Morgan Fisher collected 25 saves in the loss.
The Huskies fall to 8-6-1 on the year while Yale improves to 6-4-0. UConn will face No. 10 Minnesota Duluth in the third-place game Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm.
UConn got off to a quick start putting two on the board in the first five minutes of the period. The Huskies struck for the game's first goal at the 1:07 mark on a Wabick give-and-go. Taylor made a great entry and dropped the puck off to Morgan, who dished it right back to Taylor and the junior defenseman made a nice move to score her first goal of the season and give UConn a 1-0 advantage.
The Huskies made it 2-0 at the 3:48 mark on Snodgrass's eighth. Tristyn Svetek made a great neutral zone transition pass to classmate Briana Colangelo in the middle of the ice, and the senior captain was able to draw a defender up before fishing it off to Snodgrass for a two-goal lead.
Yale scored at the halfway mark of the first to draw within 2-1.
After Greta Skarzynski's tally at 4:07 knotted the game at two, the Bulldogs got back-to-back goals from Charlotte Welch at 10:15 and 19:15 to take a 4-2 lead into the second intermission. Skarzynski's second strike of the day (6:16) and a tally by Claire Dalton (16:49) late in the third pushed the Yale advantage to 6-2, the final margin.