4-1 victory over Yale for field hockey follows loss to Boston U.

Maddie Liotta, Contributing Writer

The Bison lost in a 6-0 shutout against Boston University on Oct. 24, but brought their game back in order to triumph over Yale 4-1 the following day.

Against Boston University the team fought hard, with Sally Olson ’19, Emily Goodloe ’17, and Emily Hitchings ’16 all attempting shots for the Bison. Unfortunately, the Terriers are quite the opponent this season, boasting a 6-0 record in the Patriot League. This was the first shutout loss for the Bison since their 4-0 loss to Syracuse in 2014. The Bison are not deterred by this loss, however, because they still have the ability to perform quite well in the Patriot League Championship. They can finish no lower than fourth in the conference standings.

Bouncing back from the game against Boston, the Bison turned around to face Yale on Oct. 25. Yale scored the first point of the game about four minutes into the second half. The Bison were quick to retaliate with Abby Watson ’16 tying the goal 10 minutes later. Kiersten Sydnor ’16 stood out for the Orange and Blue, scoring three of the Bison goals, two of which were in the final minutes of the game. Her first goal, in the 56th minute, was off a drive from Amy Mucelli ’17. Sydnor’s second and third goals were in the 67th and 70th minutes, respectively. Goodloe assisted on the second goal, while Watson helped with the third.

The Bison will be back in action at American on Oct. 31. If they win this game they have a chance to move up from third in Patriot League standings to second.

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