Dartmouth Big Green (3-4-1, 0-1 Ivy) vs.
Princeton Tigers (4-2-3, 0-1 Ivy)
Location: Hanover, N.H. — Burnham Field
All-Time Series: Princeton, 15-17-1
Last Time: Sept. 29, 2012 — L, 2-1
Dartmouth will look to get back in the win column when they host Princeton to begin the home portion of Ivy League play. Both sides dropped their conference openers and sit 0-1 after the first week of games.
The 34th all-time meeting will commence on Burnham Field on Saturday night. The visiting Tigers hold a 15-17-1 lead in the series that began during the Ivy League Tournament, a 2-0 defeat on Nov. 2, 1979. Since 2009, both teams have traded wins, with the Tigers picking up the victory
Saunders Stands On Top
Junior Tatiana Saunders leads the Ivy League with 38 saves on the season. Saunders has started in all eight games this season with a 3-4-1 record.
Brush Your Shoulders Off
Senior Emma Brush leads Dartmouth in all but one statistical category this season. The senior has the team lead in points (10), goals (4), shots (22) and game-winning goals (2.). Four players are tied for the lead in assists with two.
The Bears scored the lone tally late in the 1-0 loss as Kiersten Berg went around a Big Green defender and sent a shot past Saunders in the 77th minute. Dartmouth finished the contest with a 16-12 edge in shots and pressured the Brown defense late in the contest trailing by a goal. The Green and White owned the corners in the contest, taking eight corner kicks to the Bears three.
The Tigers enter tonight’s contest after dropping a 3-2 overtime loss to Yale last weekend. Princeton, like Dartmouth, is currently 0-1 in league play with only five games remaining after today. With only one spot available for an automatic NCAA Tournament bid, either team needs a victory to stay alive. Freshman Tyler Lussi is tied for the league lead in points with 14 and goals with six. In the cage, Darcy Hargadon leads the league with five shutouts.
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.
Dartmouth will head out on the road for a midweek meeting with state rival New Hampshire and then meet Yale in Ivy League play on Saturday.