HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s soccer team used an energetic attack during its Sunday afternoon win over Quinnipiac, 4-2.
This win improves the Big Green’s record to 4-2-0, while the Bobcats fall to 3-3-0.
“I felt that the first 45 minutes today was some of the best attacking courageous soccer that we’ve seen here in a while,” said head coach Ron Rainey. “Credit to Quinnipiac and their team with a lot of pride, a couple of really good attacking players, they made it interesting in the second half.
“There are a lot of things we can take away from it, I am really proud of how the group responded through this weekend with the Thursday to Sunday set of games. Now everything gets put into it, we have classes starting up, we get to start training on a daily basis and we’re excited about that,” he added.
Starting things off with a bang, senior Bianca Ribi scored her second goal of the season in the first six minutes of play. At the 5:36 mark, freshman Erin Kawakami passed the ball to Ribi who sent a header from the right side into the back of the net.
Not too long after, at 11 minutes in, Ribi took another shot, while Quinnipiac keeper Olivia Myszewski was not in the box, which went over the line in the middle of the goal. She was assisted by Kawakami and sophomore Alyssa Neuberger.
The Big Green kept the momentum going, senior Brittany Champange sent a goal in from outside the box after an assist from fellow senior Gia Parker, in the 20th minute.
Leaving no stone unturned, the Dartmouth offense continued to take chances and at the 26-minute mark, junior Remy Borinsky scored her second goal of the season, dribbling past and over Bobcat defenders until she took a quick shot right at the line. Neuberger assisted the goal and finished the game with two total.
The Bobcats turned on the jets in the second half, when junior Nadya Gill scored two goals, one from a penalty kick that resulted from a Dartmouth foul, in a four minute span. While she added two points to the score, it was late in the game at the 71st and 75th minutes, and no other Quinnipiac players were able to put the ball through the pipes.
Goalkeepers for Dartmouth split time, sophomore Lorna McElrath played the second half and grabbed her second save of the season.
The Big Green will return to action later this week as they take on Northeastern in Massachusetts on Friday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.