WEST HAVEN, Conn. -- Moriah Saidel made 11 saves while Monica Yanez and Taylor Szyarto each scored to lead New Haven to a 2-0 victory against No. 23 Dowling.

With the win, the Chargers remain perfect at 3-0-0 and knock off a ranked opponent for the first time since tripping up No. 9 Dowling 3-2 during the 2007 campaign. The Golden Lions, who are the defending East Coast Conference champions and a 2011 NCAA tournament participant, drop to 2-1-0 after their first loss of the fall.

Saidel’s 11 stops between the posts are the most by a New Haven keeper since Kim Taylor turned away 14 Adelphi offerings on Oct. 27, 2010.

Shots 15 10
Corner Kicks 1 7
Saves 3 11

Yanez’s goal came in the 27th minute, as she took a feed from Marisa Garcia and beat Dowling goalkeeper Melissa Guglielmo to put New Haven on top 1-0.

Yanez has scored in each of the Chargers’ three matches thus far in 2012. The junior now has eight career markers and 22 total points. The assist was the first career point for Garcia, who made her collegiate debut in the match.

Another Charger got on the board for this first time in the 65th minute when Szyarto took a pass on the wing from Lucy Francisco and lofted a shot that sailed above Guglielmo, banked off of the far post and found the back of the net to extend the margin to 2-0.

Szyarto’s first career goal came courtesy of Francisco’s 11th assist and 45th point as a Charger. The senior’s next point will move her into the all-time top 10 in New Haven history.

Three more saves from Saidel over the last 16 minutes preserved the shutout and the New Haven victory.

The Chargers were outshot 15-10 but held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.