Dartmouth Big Green (1-1) at
Northeastern Huskies (2-1)
Date: Friday, September 13, 2013 – 6 p.m.
Location: Dedham, Mass. – Dedham Field
All-Time Series: Northeastern, 9-2-0
LAST TIME OUT
The Green returned from the Golden State having earned a split with Cal and UC Davis. In the opener, Dartmouth fell to the Bears, 4-2, before taking down the Aggies, 4-3, two days later. Junior Ali Savage scored three times and added an assist in the win over UC Davis, picking up her third career hat trick.
The Huskies come into the game boasting a 2-1 mark after taking down Providence, 2-1, on Sunday. The team began the year with a 2-1 overtime win at home against Monmouth, before falling, 4-2, to Northwestern two days later. Emmy Zweseijn leads the team in both goals (2) and points (5) through three games this season and is the only player to find the back of the net more than once so far. Becky Garner has played every minute in goal for the Huskies, posting a 1.93 goals-against average and save percentage of .714.
ALL-TIME AGAINST THE HUSKIES
Friday will mark the 12th all-time meeting between the two programs. As it stands now, Northeastern has a commanding 9-2 advantage having won the last six contests against Dartmouth. The last win for the team from the Upper Valley in this series came back on Oct. 10, 1987 (3-2).
One week into the season and the Big Green already have claimed an Ivy League Weekly award. Thanks to her three goals and two assists for eight points to open 2013, Savage was honored with the first Ivy League Player of the Week accolade this fall. For Savage, it marked the sixth career weekly honor from the league office after three rookie recognitions in 2011 and two times earning top-player bidding last fall.
ON THE SHEET
Sophomore Jessica Barfield finally broke through on the scoresheet, netting her first career goal Sunday against the Aggies. Barfield was held without a point in nine games as a freshman in 2012 and in the first game this season before ultimately notching her memorable first tally.
For senior co-captain Olivia Quaglia, playing the first two games of the season was a homecoming of sorts. The Los Altos, Calif., native grew up just an hour south of Cal, the site of both games last weekend. She wasted little time in making her presence felt in front of family and friends as she scored the first goal of the game and the first of the season for her team exactly 10 minutes in. For Quaglia, it marked just the fourth goal of her career and her first in non-league play.
After registering three saves in the opener against the Bears, junior Ellen Meyer turned aside 11 on Sunday afternoon against UC Davis. The 11 stops were not only a new career high for the Prospect, Ky., native, but also the most by any Big Green goalkeeper in the last three seasons. Now volunteer assistant coach Meagan Vakiener was the last keeper to post double-digit saves in a game prior to Sunday, stopping 13 in the 2010 season finale against Cornell on Nov. 6, a span of 35 games between instances.