Dartmouth Women’s Soccer

This Week
Friday, Sept. 13 – Fordham (Burnham Field), 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15 – Connecticut (Joseph J. Marrone Stadium), 1:00 p.m.

This Weekend
The Dartmouth women’s soccer team makes its 2013 home debut on Friday when they host Fordham under the lights. The Big Green returns to Burnham Field after a pair of defeats in the Midwest last weekend.  After scoring three times in the season opener against Purdue, the Big Green were stymied against Northwestern.  On Sunday, The Big Green will head to Connecticut for a 1 pm meeting with the Huskies.

Let’s get reaquainted
Friday’s contest will be the second overall meeting between the Big Green and the Rams.  Last season, down in the Bronx, the Big Green came away with a quick 3-0 victory after scoring all three markers in the opening half.  Seniors Chrissy Lozier and Marina Moschitto and sophomore Corey Delaney scored for the Big Green in the win.  Junior Tatiana Saunders made four saves in the cage.

Scouting Fordham
Fordham enters tonight’s contest after snapping their four-game winless streak to Iona 1-0 last Sunday. The Rams will also be exiting the New York Metropolitan area for the first time in five games.  Kelsey Dougherty Howard leads the way for the A-10 squad with three points.  In all five games this season, the Rams have hit the back of the twine three times, while allowing 11 goals against.  In goal, veteran head coach Ness Selmani has split time between Ally White and Megan Fitzgerald.

Looking at Connecticut
The Huskies enter this weekends contest with a 4-2-0 record and have posted four consecutive shutouts. Prior to meeting Dartmouth, the Huskies will take on Boston University on Friday evening.  Rachel Hill and Riley Houle lead the Huskies with seven points each.

Recapping Purdue
Dartmouth held a 2-1 lead early in the second half before the Boilermakers responded with three goals over little more than six minutes to rally for a 5-3 victory over the Big Green. The Dartmouth offense came from a trio of sophomores in Kelly Bach, Lucielle Kozlov and Delaney.

The Northwestern game
Two second-half goals proved too much to overcome for the Dartmouth women’s soccer team Sunday afternoon in a 2-0 loss at Northwestern.  Saunders made three saves in the contest, but the Green outshot Northwestern 15-9.

Ivy League Digital Network
Dartmouth Athletics, in partnership with NeuLion, announced the upcoming launch of its brand new channel on the first-ever Ivy League Digital Network, featuring enhanced live video streaming of 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.

Building on the Momentum
After a nine-win turnaround from 2011 to 2012, the Big Green will look to continue their upward trend this fall. With head coach Theresa Romagnolo now in her third season on the sidelines, Dartmouth has returned to its role as an perennial threat to capture the Ivy League crown. Last season, the Green and White were 13-4-0 overall and took second in the conference standings at 6-1.

Trio to lead
Seniors Emma Brush, Kim Rose and Moschitto were all tabbed as team captains for the 2013 season. For Rose, this marks her third year in the leadership role, while Brush is taking on the responsibilities for the second year.

Bringing back the power
Last season, eight Dartmouth players were recognized with spots on the All-Ivy First or Second Teams. An incredible seven of those individuals will be back in uniform this season. Brush, Delaney, Lozier and Saunders all return after first-team showings. The second-teamers returning include Rose, Moschitto and Jackie Friedman. In addition, Delaney was the league’s unanimous Rookie of the Year, the first for Dartmouth in more than a decade.

The rookies
The talented group of incoming players that comprise the Class of 2017 include Casey Cousineau, Piper Curtis, Claire Goss, Meredith Gurnee, Jessica Lukas, Holly Patterson, Hannah Petrone and Hayley Snyder. Patterson comes to Hanover from New Zealand where her skills earned her a spot on the national team, becoming one of the youngest players ever to secure a roster spot in her home country. Her 2012 call-up at age 17 came after a standout performance at the 2010 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.

What’s ahead?
The Big Green will head back on the road for a pair of tough contests against Connecticut on Sunday at 1 pm and then have a week off until meeting St. John’s on Friday, Sept. 20 at 5 pm at Belson Stadium.  The St. John’s game can be seen live on ESPN3.

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Up Next
Friday, Sept. 20 – at. St. John’s (Belson Stadium), 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22 – vs. Maine (Burnham Field), 1:00 p.m.