BROOKLINE, Mass. – The Dartmouth women’s soccer team fell to a strong Northeastern team, 3-1, in a rainy match on Friday night.
The loss moves the Big Green’s record to 4-3-0, while the Huskies improve to 6-3-0.
Passing showers with lightning delayed the start of game by 15 minutes but both teams came out firing. Northeastern got on the board first, senior Kayla Cappuzzo scored in the 12th minute by beating a defender and sending a shot inside the left post.
Almost exactly five minutes later, Dartmouth junior Remy Borinsky scored her fourth goal of the season in the 17th minute, off a free kick from 30 yards out.
The teams entered halftime with a tie of 1-1 and the rain returned to Parsons Field, pouring down for the entirety of the last period.
Heading into the second half of play, the score remained tied 1-1 until the 61st minute, when Huskies’ sophomore Kerri Zeffross scored on a header from a corner kick. Throughout the second period, the Big Green took seven shots, six of which were saved. While the road team was fighting hard to score, Northeastern was not letting off the gas. Senior Carly Wilhelm scored the final goal of the game for the home team with seven minutes left to play.
“Northeastern is a good team and I think they were better on their restarts today and that led to some good chances for them,” said head coach Ron Rainey. “I think we fought the whole game, but these are the types of games that if we take our chances, and play a little bit more confident in our chances, that might be something that changes the course of the game.
“I thought we played hard through the 90 minutes, and these are the types of teams that we want to see before conference play. We have another one in Boston University next week.”
Borinsky now has four goals on the season, and freshman goalkeeper Mariel Gordon tallied eight saves against the Huskies, bringing her to a total of 29 thus far.
The Big Green is back in action next week taking on Boston University in Boston, Mass., on Tuesday at 7 p.m.