HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women's soccer team found its footing in Monday night's 2-0 win over UMass Lowell at home.
“I liked our mentality coming out in the game today, right from the opening whistle,” said head coach Ron Rainey. “We had lots of people attacking and running at people, combining and holding a lot of possession and that was great. Defensively, not giving up any serious chances, that mentality was excellent throughout the 90 minutes. I’m excited about the result, and now we can turn our full focus to getting ready for Yale.”
The Big Green controlled the majority of possessions, making it difficult for UMass Lowell to even tally a shot throughout the game, the lone shot for the River Hawks was taken by Laura Gagnon and saved by Mariel Gordon, her only necessary save in the 90 minutes.
“When we can do that it definitely opens up some chances for us,” Rainey said regarding controlling the possessions. “It helps our team play with confidence, so if we can do that in games, we want to put teams under pressure.”
On the other side of the field, sophomore Kayla Wentworth started in the net over Julia Schneider who has played all games for the River Hawks. Wentworth grabbed four saves from the Dartmouth offense shots to try and hold the scoring at bay.
The win moves the Big Green to 5-6-0 on the season, while UMass Lowell falls to 3-5-3. This weekend, Dartmouth will continue Ivy League play, traveling to New Haven, to face Yale.