Rensselaer Upends Yale

Rensselaer Upends Yale

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Junior Lovisa Selander made 27 saves and three different players scored as the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's hockey team defeated Yale University, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink. With the win, the Engineers improve to 7-7-4 (4-1-1 ECAC Hockey), while the Bulldogs drop to 3-7-4 (2-6-2 ECAC Hockey).

Yale opened the scoring at 4:46 of the first period, when Sophia Veronneau buried a one-timer right front of the Rensselaer goal. Emiy Monaghan picked up the lone assist, delivering the centering feed from the left wing boards.

The Engineers pulled even at 16:57 of the period, as junior Jaimie Grigsby collected a rebound at the right side of the crease and buried her team-leading sixth goal of the season. Classmate Josefine Hansen took the shot from the blue line that was stopped by Yale netminder Tera Hoffman.

After a scoreless second period, RPI took the lead midway through the third. A shot from the right point by senior Whitney Renn was tipped home by sophomore Blake Orosz to give the Engineers a 2-1 advantage. Sophomore Sabrina Repaci earned the secondary assist on the eventual game-winner.

The Bulldogs pulled Hoffman for an extra attacker with two minutes to play and RPI senior Shayna Tomlinson capitalized on the chance, scoring an empty-netter from center ice.

Selander (7-7-3) had nine saves in each period, while Hoffman had 19 stops, including eight in the first. The Engineers finished 1 for 1 on the power play, while Yale was 0 for 2.

RPI is back home next weekend, when it hosts St. Lawrence and Clarkson on Friday (6pm) and Saturday (3pm). Yale returns to the ice on Thursday, when it hosts Boston University (7pm).