Huskies Fall to Yale on Sunday Afternoon



    NEW HAVEN, CT (March 7) – For the second time in as many games, the University of Connecticut women’s lacrosse team dropped a decision, this time at the hands of No. 18 nationally-ranked Yale University on Sunday afternoon in New Haven, Conn. The Huskies fall to 0-2 on the early season, while Yale improves to 2-1 overall.

    The Huskies stayed in the game early on tying the score at two goals apiece at the 12:23 mark of the first half on tallies from Tracy Mullaney (Cockeysville, MD) and Tammy Michel (Baldwinsville, NY). UConn again evened the score with 16:24 on the clock when rookie Shannon Burke (Camillus, NY) scored on a free position shot. At halftime, Connecticut trailed at 5-3 and could not push ahead of the Eli’s.

    Burke now has five goals on the season for Connecticut after scoring two in today’s loss. Jacqui Hamilton (Hopkinton, MA) netted her first points of the season and Mullaney notched a goal and an assist.

    UConn’s Jennifer Wong started in her second consecutive game making 12 saves, including nine in the first half. She was solid for the Huskies in net keeping the score within reaching distance while also collecting three ground balls and causing four turnovers.

    Connecticut returns to action on Wednesday at North Carolina in Chapel Hill at 3:00 pm.