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Field Hockey Edges UMass Lowell, 2-0

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By John and Matt Risley
HANOVER, N.H. – Fresh off four straight road games over the last two weeks, the Dartmouth field hockey team finally returned home to Chase AstroTurf Field on Friday afternoon, defeating visiting UMass Lowell, 2-0.

The first meeting between the two programs in 21 years produced just the two goals from the Big Green’s Maggie Scanlon and Eliza Becker.

In picking up the win, Dartmouth (4-6) snapped a two-game skid while also pushing the current UMass Lowell (1-12) losing streak to six.

For Scanlon, the tally in the 33rd minute of play not only proved to be the game winner, but also marked the sixth straight contest in which the senior and Shaker Heights, Ohio, native has found the back of the cage.

The seventh goal of the season for Scanlon was the result of hard work low in the circle, knocking in a rebound on a ball set up by Becker, a sophomore midfielder.

Becker picked up the first three-point game of her career as she scored the insurance marker in the 60th minute to put the Green on top, 2-0. Senior Olivia Quaglia saw her shot kicked to the side by the River Hawks goalkeeper only to land right in front of Becker, who knocked home the loose ball in the circle.

Junior Ellen Meyer earned her second career shutout and the first of the season for the Big Green, stopping the lone UMass Lowell shot that managed to find its way through the home team’s stingy defense and on goal.

At the other end of the field, UML goalkeeper Melanie Hopkins made seven saves, while allowing the two goals in the loss.

The home team held a sizeable advantage in shots at 24-8, including 13-4 in the second half alone. Dartmouth doubled the River Hawks’ penalty corners, 10-5, on the afternoon as well.

With the win, the Green and White are now 7-0 all-time vs. UMass Lowell. The two teams last met back in 1992 with Dartmouth coming out on top, 5-0.

The Big Green will have little time to enjoy the win as regional power Maine comes to Hanover on Tuesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. tilt at Chase.