On Wednesday night, the Yale women’s basketball group (4–6, 0–0 Ivy) misplaced 75–59 at Quinnipiac Faculty (5–3, 0–0 Metro Atlantic).
Whereas Yale shot .367 from the sphere, Quinnipiac shot .520, the second-best capturing effectivity of their season. The Bobcats had been on fire inside the first quarter and compelled Yale to play catch-up all by way of the night. Overcoming Quinnipiac’s scorching hand proved to be an extreme quantity of for the Bulldogs, who left the game with their sixth lack of the season.
“It’s nonetheless early inside the season,” acknowledged Grace Thybulle ’25. “Whereas we clearly would love to pick out up a win proper right here, everyone knows that we’re nonetheless working and rising as a gaggle, and all of our potential targets–notably competing for an Ivy League title–are nonetheless in play for us.”
Two minutes into the primary quarter, with the score tied at 4, Quinnipiac made a bucket, which kicked off an 8–0 run. Yale could not string collectively a run of their very personal to answer Quinnipiac’s price.
Quinnipiac made 4 threes inside the first quarter, which ended with them primary the Bulldogs 24–10.
“I really feel it’s sturdy when a gaggle like Quinnipiac comes out that scorching from three,” Thybulle acknowledged. “It compelled us to take care of having fun with bigger up, which allowed them to get greater penetration inside. I really feel we’re going to proceed to work on our help facet safety and closeouts shifting forward to aim to cease this.”
Throughout the second quarter every teams scored 13 components. Haley Sabol ’24, Avery Lee ’25, Nyla McGill ’25, Elles van der Maas ’24 and Thybulle each made buckets for the Bulldogs. Going into the half, the score was 37–23.
Firstly of the third quarter McGill made a layup to cut the deficit all the best way right down to 12, however it ballooned as a lot as 23 with 3:36 left. The quarter ended with Quinnipiac ahead of the Bulldogs 57–38.
5 minutes into the fourth quarter, Yale as quickly as as soon as extra decrease the lead all the best way right down to 12 on a layup by McGill, nonetheless Quinnipiac elevated their lead after they compelled a turnover, which sparked a 6-point Bobcat run. When the final word buzzer sounded, the score was 75–59 for Quinnipiac.
Yale gave up 20 turnovers all by way of the night, 13 of which Quinnipiac compelled with steals.
“We merely should definitely worth the ball further,” acknowledged Lee. “Everyone knows now we have to convey our turnover numbers down. … Everybody is aware of the becoming play that should be made so it’s solely a matter of focusing and by no means having fun with so tight.”
Nonetheless the Bulldogs nonetheless grabbed 41 rebounds in direction of Quinnipiac, most likely essentially the most they’ve had in a sport since an early season matchup in direction of St. Joseph’s. Rebounding was some extent of emphasis for the group after their remaining sport whereby Syracuse outrebounded them 22-14 on the offensive glass. Yale made constructive that did not happen in direction of Quinnipiac, as a result of the Bulldogs had 21 offensive boards to the Bobcats’ 8.
McGill led the Bulldogs with 13 rebounds. She moreover led the group with 15 components and cashed in her third double-double of the season.
“Offensively, repeatedly making use of stress on them by attacking the basket and forcing them to foul me was working fairly a bit,” McGill stated. “I rebounded far more inside the second half, and that comes with help from my teammates boxing out, however as well as individually staying centered on grabbing the ball reasonably than ball-watching.”
The Bulldogs play subsequent in direction of Drexel (5–2, 0–0 Colonial Athletic) on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
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