Rhodes' Huge Day Helps Yale to Victory Over Harvard

Trailing 16-9, the Crimson started another rally. VanderMeulen scored her fourth and fifth goals of the game as part of a 4-0 run that brought Harvard within 16-13 with 2:51 to play.

Block's six points on the day give her 16 points in her last four games. But one of her biggest contributions Saturday was a crucial draw control. It came after Harvard's 13th goal, and enabled the Bulldogs to establish possession in the Crimson end and run down the clock. Yale did not give Harvard another chance to touch the ball, as Flatley scored on a free position with two seconds left and Sturgill got the draw control to run out the clock.

Yale has now won 14 of the last 16 meetings with Harvard. Sophomore goalie Whitney Quackenbush finished with eight saves, while Clark made nine for Harvard. Rhodes finished one short of the record for goals in an Ivy League game, set by Penn's Lisa Romig vs. Dartmouth in 1981. The last Yale player to score eight goals in a game was Amanda Walton '02, who scored eight in a 16-3 win over Notre Dame Apr. 15, 2000. The NCAA record for goals in a game is 12.

The Bulldogs play at No. 17 Princeton next Saturday. The Tigers' 11-8 loss to Cornell on Saturday tightened up the Ivy League standings considerably, as Dartmouth and Penn are the only remaining undefeated teams at 3-0 each in the league. Princeton is now 2-1, while Cornell and Yale are 2-2. The top four teams make the Ivy League Tournament, which determines the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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