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No. 10 Women's Hockey Defeats Yale with Ease, 6-0

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Senior Kelly Foley scored two goals and added an assist in the win over Yale.     By David Silverman(

NEW HAVEN, CONN. — The 10th-ranked Dartmouth women's hockey team earned a 6-0 victory at Yale on Saturday behind the strong play of senior Kelly Foley (South Boston, Mass.) and junior Sasha Nanji (Markham, Ontario). The win moved the Big Green to 14-6-2 overall, 10-4-2 in ECAC Hockey and 4-2-0 in the Ivy League. The Bulldogs fell to 1-22-0 overall, 1-15-0 in the conference and 0-7-0 in the Ancient Eight.

Nanji finished the game with two goals and two assists, and Foley had two goals and an assist for three points. Foley scored two of the team's first three goals with her first coming 1:43 after the opening faceoff. The tally supplied the Big Green with a one-goal lead heading into the first intermission after Dartmouth took 17 shots in the opening stanza and Yale had 10.

Senior Moira Scanlon (Chicago, Ill.) pushed the lead to 2-0, seven minutes into the second, on her first goal of the season. Junior Camille Dumais (Beaconsfield, Quebec) and Nanji had helpers on the score. Foley picked up her second goal of the game with one second remaining in the second for her team-leading 14th goal of the season.

With the Big Green leading 3-0 heading into the third, the team could have coasted the rest of the way, but instead added three goals in the final frame. Nanji scored her first goal of the game with 7:33 left in the game to extend the lead to 4-0. Less than three minutes later, senior Reagan Fischer (Irma, Alberta) scored a shorthanded goal for Dartmouth, which marked her ninth goal of the season. Foley and junior Margaux Sharp (Carleton Place, Ontario) assisted on the goal.

Nanji scored the final goal of the game with 30 seconds left in the third for her 10th goal of the season and fourth of the weekend. The junior had two of the Big Green's three goals on Friday at Brown. Dartmouth ended the game with five skaters tallying multiple points. Besides Nanji with four and Foley with three, Dumais added two assists, Fischer had a goal and an assist and Sharp had two assists.

Sophomore Lindsay Holdcroft (Pittsburgh, Pa.) earned her third shutout of the season and the seventh of her career. She made 28 saves, which put her weekend total to 53 after her 25 saves on Friday night.

The victory against Yale was the Big Green's sixth in their last seven games. Dartmouth returns home next weekend when it hosts Princeton on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. and Quinnipiac on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m.