Regional Rival Vermont Hosts Dartmouth Wednesday in Burlington
Dartmouth Big Green (4-8) vs.
Vermont Catamounts (0-15)
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 – 3 p.m.
Location: Burlington, Vt. — Moulton Winder Field at Archie Post Athletic Complex
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 30-8-2
Last Time: Oct. 17, 2012 – W, 6-1 (Hanover)
The Dartmouth field hockey team will wrap-up a short two-game road trip with a contest at Vermont Wednesday afternoon in Burlington. The Big Green are coming off a late-game 4-3 loss at Yale on Saturday and look to get back on the right track against the Catamounts.
LAST TIME OUT
In a back-and-forth affair with Yale in New Haven on Saturday afternoon, Dartmouth mounted a second-half comeback after trailing by two at intermission, only to have a goal by the home team in the last minute of regulation snap the hopes of an Ivy League win.
SCOUTING THE CATAMOUNTS
It’s been a rough go of it this fall for Vermont. The team is currently winless in 15 games and has been outscored, 75-15, in the process. Most recently, the Catamounts fell, 6-0 and 6-1, to Providence and UMass Lowell in games played last week. The play of Ashley McDonald and Colleen Slaughter have led the way offensively, as the two are tied for the team lead with 16 points apiece, accounting for 71% of the total scoring output. McDonald leads UVM with eight goals, while Slaughter has six and four helpers. Goalkeeper Stephanie Zygmunt leads all of Division I with 177 saves and an 11.80 per game figure this season, while boasting a 5.15 goals-against average and a .714 save percentage.
LAST TIME AGAINST UVM
In the meeting between these two teams last season in Hanover, the Big Green came away with a 6-1 win over their regional rivals. In that game, Ali Savage had a career-high four goals, while Sam Anderson and Brook Van Valkenburg each chipped in one of their own.
ALL-TIME AGAINST VERMONT
Wednesday will mark the 41st all-time meeting between the two programs with Dartmouth holding a 30-8-2 record following last season’s victory.
STONG DAY IN GOAL
Despite the loss, junior Ellen Meyer put together an outstanding effort in the Dartmouth goal Saturday afternoon in New Haven. Against the Elis, the Prospect, Ky., native turned aside a career-high 13 shots, besting her previous mark by two.
MULTIPLE GOALS AGAIN
Savage scored two goals in a span of just 1:38 in the opening minutes of the second half to help the Big Green tie the game at 2-2. For Savage, it marked the fourth time this fall that she had scored multiple goals in a game, but the first time that feat did not equate to a hat trick.
With her two goals against the Bulldogs, Savage matched her career-high output of 12 goals from 2011 as a freshman and surpassed her 27 points from that fall as she now has 30 in 2013. This season, she ranks second in goals and third in points among all Ivy League players.
Assisting on the second Savage goal, Sam Anderson would find herself on the scoresheet just over four minutes later with her first of the year. Currently, Anderson ranks sixth on the team with sixth points on her one goal and four helpers.
Known this season for her scoring touch, senior Maggie Scanlon chipped in with two assists at Yale. Already having a career year in terms of goals and points, Scanlon has now matched her career high with three assists this fall. Her 17 points to date actually match her combined output from her first three seasons with the Green and White.
Vermont will have a free live broadcast of Wednesday’s game that can be found HERE.
Dartmouth will return to Hanover for just its second Ivy League home game of the year on Sunday as it plays host to Columbia. A noon start is set for Chase AstroTurf Field between the Big Green and Lions.