In another spectacular scoring performance by senior
Kathleen Sharkey, the No. 3 Princeton field hockey team shutout Ivy rival Yale,
8-0, Saturday afternoon in New Haven, Conn. The Tigers improve to 7-0 on the
year and return home for their biggest test of the year, as No. 2 Syracuse
(8-0) heads to Bedford Field tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 23 for a 2 p.m. game.
Sharkey recorded four goals, scoring at the 12:04, 22:00,
39:02, and 40:01-minute marks. The striker has scored two or more goals in for
games this year, with Saturday's game marking her second four-goal performance.
She brought her season total to 17 on the day.
Up 2-0 over the first 22 minutes of play behind Sharkey
scores, Amanda Bird sliced one in off a Julia Reinprecht dish.
Following halftime, Sharkey opened the half by tallying a
hat trick in the 40th minute, but she was not done yet. Sixty-one seconds
later, a Teresa Benvenuti backhand found an open Sharkey in the circle to deal
Yale a 5-0 deficit.
Freshman Maddie Copeland then recorded Princeton's third
goal in as many minutes. The Tiger newcomer put together her first multi-goal
game, as she received a pass from classmate Debi-Michelle Jantzen at 63:37 to
make it a 7-0 match.
In the 66th Princeton was fouled in the circle and awarded a
penalty stroke. Charlotte Krause converted her second penalty stroke of the
year to improve the Tigers lead to 8-0.
In goal, Christina Maida and Julia Boyle split the game,
combining for Princeton's first shutout of the year. Maida and the Tiger
defense did not allow a shot in the first half, while a Boyle-led backline tallied three saves.
Princeton held advantages in shots (33-4), shots on goal (20-3)
and penalty corners (8-1) over the Bulldogs.