This Week in Dartmouth Women's Soccer

Wednesday, Oct. 9 — 7 p.m.
Dartmouth Big Green (4-4-1, 1-1 Ivy) vs.
New Hampshire Wildcats (3-5-4 1-0-2 AE)
Location: Durham, N.H. — Bremner Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 23-6-2
Last Time: Sept. 14, 2012 — W, 3-0

Saturday, Oct. 12 — 7 p.m.
Dartmouth Big Green (4-4-1, 1-1 Ivy) vs.
Yale Bulldogs (5-4, 1-1 Ivy)
Location: New Haven, Conn. — Reese Stadium
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 19-18-2
Last Time: Oct. 6, 2012 — W, 3-1

The Dartmouth women’s soccer team will take a quick breather from Ivy League play when they meet in-state rival New Hampshire on Wednesday evening on Bremner Field. The Big Green come off an impressive 2-0 victory over Ancient Eight foe Princeton on Saturday evening. The squad will return to Ivy play on Saturday when they meet Yale at Reese Stadium.

All-Time Series (UNH)
The 31st all-time in-state derby match between the Big Green and Wildcats is set for Wednesday evening. Dartmouth holds a commanding 23-6-2 record over its Granite State foe. Last season, the Green picked up 3-0 win at Burnham Field.

Wildcats Preview
New Hampshire enters the contest with a 3-5-4 overall record and recently defeated Hartford, 1-0. Prior to the win, the Wildcats played to three consecutive draws.  Kirsten O’Neil leads the Wildcats with six points and two goals.  In goal, Mimi Borkan is 2-2-3 with a 0.70 goals against average and three shutouts.

All-Time Series (Yale)
A more evenly matched series featuring the Big Green and Bulldogs will take place on Saturday. Through 39 overall matches, Dartmouth holds a 19-18-2 lead, which includes a 3-1 win last season at home.

Yale Scout
The Bulldogs are looking to get back on the field after having Monday’s contest against Central Connecticut State postponed due to severe weather in the area.  Yale is currently 5-4 overall and 1-1 in league play. An early season victory over Princeton put Yale in the driver’s seat and the chance for the program’s best Ivy start since 2009. However, Harvard had other ideas and defeated the Blue and White, 3-1.  Yale has had to battle back from some bad losses this season as they fell to Georgetown 8-0 and in-state foes Sacred Heart, 2-1, and Fairfield 1-0.  Junior Melissa Gavin has held her own regardless of the record, leading the league with 16 points and seven goals.  Rachel Ames has taken the field in eight games and posts a 2.30 goals against average and a 4-3 record.

Saunders Holding Court
Junior Tatiana Saunders leads the Ivy League with 40 saves on the season.  Saunders has started in all nine games this season with a 4-4-1 record and three shutouts.

Brush Your Shoulders Off
Senior Emma Brush leads Dartmouth in all but one statistical category this season. She holds the lead in points (12), goals (5), shots (23) and game-winning goals (2). Four players are tied for the lead in assists with two.

Princeton Review
Two second-half goals within seven minutes propelled the Dartmouth women’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Princeton on Saturday evening at Burnham field. Senior Emma Brush and sophomore Corey Delaney scored for the Big Green.  Junior Tatiana Saunders made two saves for her third clean sheet of the season.

Ivy League Digital Network
Dartmouth Athletics, in partnership with NeuLion, announced the launch of the brand new Ivy League Digital Network, featuring enhanced live video streaming of all home games and extensive coverage of Big Green road contests against Ivy League foes.

Starting with the 2013-14 season, the completely redesigned Dartmouth channel — known as Big Green Insider — will include an easy-to-navigate interface with a league-wide network schedule and new interactive features that showcase the expanded content offerings available on computer, mobile and tablet devices, all without the use of an app.

What’s Ahead?
Dartmouth host Boston University on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. as they wind down the non-conference schedule.