The Yale field hockey team hosts a pair of games at Johnson Field this weekend as Colgate (Saturday, 1:00 p.m., ESPN+) and Wagner (Sunday, 2:00 p.m., ESPN+) come to New Haven.
BULLDOGS FALL AT LAFAYETTE
After opening the 2021 season with a resounding 6-0 win vs. Merrimack, Yale (1-2, 0-0 Ivy League) lost 2-1 for the second straight time last weekend. Lafayette went ahead 1-0 in the third quarter before sophomore forward Lena Ansari (Glenview, Ill.) tied the game 29 seconds later. The game eventually headed to overtime, where the Bulldogs had a pair of possessions that ended in turnovers before Lafayette midfielder Lineke Spaans scored the game-winner less than 90 seconds in.
Starting Nov. 4, 2017 — a 4-0 win vs. Brown — Yale has gone 13-8 (.619) at Johnson Field.
Three games into the season, sophomore goalkeeper Luanna Summer (St. Louis, Mo.) has a .789 save percentage that puts her on pace for one of Yale’s best seasons in recent memory. The last time a Yale goalkeeper finished a season with a save percentage that high was 2016, when Emilie Katz ’17 posted a .791 save percentage en route to earning Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. Heather Schlesier ’15 had a .792 save percentage in 2013, the only other time in the last 11 seasons that a Yale goalkeeper has finished at .789 or better.