Dartmouth Big Green (6-8, 2-3 Ivy) vs.
Harvard Crimson (6-8, 1-4 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 – 1 p.m.
Location: Cambridge, Mass. – Jordan Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 23-14-4
Last Time: Oct. 27, 2012 – W, 4-1 (Hanover)
Dartmouth Big Green (6-8) vs.
New Hampshire Wildcats (12-6)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 – 2 p.m.
Location: Hanover, N.H. – Chase AstroTurf Field
All-Time Series: UNH, 19-17-2
Last Time: Oct. 28, 2012 – L, 5-4 (OT) (Hanover – UNH Home game)
The Dartmouth field hockey team will split the weekend between Cambridge and Hanover with games at Harvard and home against New Hampshire on Saturday and Sunday. The Big Green and Crimson will play Saturday at 1 p.m. before the team returns home to take on the Wildcats at 2 p.m. the following day.
LAST TIME OUT
Dartmouth last played on Sunday when it hosted Columbia. A strong second-half performance helped the Green and White to a 6-2 victory over the Lions at Chase Field. Three goals from junior Ali Savage, two from senior Olivia Quaglia and one from sophomore Eliza Becker lifted the team from the Upper Valley to its second Ivy League win of the season (2-3).
Dartmouth and Harvard hook up on Saturday at Jordan Field, marking the final road game of the year for the Big Green and the first of two home contests this weekend for the Crimson. Harvard comes into the match-up with a 6-8 overall record, but just a 1-4 record in Ivy League play. Its lone conference win came in its 2013 Ivy debut, beating Yale, 3-2, on Sept. 21, but falling in the four Ancient Eight battles since. Leading the way offensively is freshman Marissa Balleza and her nine goals and 21 points. Her three assists share the top spot on the team along with three other players. In goal, it’s been Jenn Hatfield’s job this season, starting all 14 games, while posting a 2.00 goals-against average and a .738 save percentage.
ALL-TIME AGAINST HARVARD
After last season’s 4-1 Dartmouth win in Hanover, the Big Green lead the all-time series with Harvard, 23-14-4 in 41 meetings. In that most recent meeting, then-sophomore Janine Leger scored twice, including the eventual game winner, to help the Big Green to the three-goal victory.
SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE
Prior to Sunday’s game, UNH will host Fairfield Friday in an America East contest that will also serve as the team’s Senior Day. Currently riding a four-game win streak, the Wildcats have been dominant at both ends of the field, holding their opponents without a goal in that stretch and outscoring them, 18-0. Coming into the weekend, New Hampshire sports a record of 11-6, reaching double digits in wins for the fifth straight season. Sophomore Meg Flatley is the team’s top scorer with 27 points and 12 goals, while senior Casey Pohlmeyer has been the main set-up specialist, leading the way with nine assists. It’s been all junior Carlie Tarbell in the cage for UNH in 2013, playing all 1,241 minutes, boasting an impressive 1.86 goals-against average and a .742 save percentage.
ALL-TIME AGAINST THE WILDCATS
UNH and Dartmouth have a storied non-conference rivalry with the Wildcats holding a slight 19-17-2 advantage. The last meeting came in Hanover, but was played under odd circumstances, as the contest was technically a UNH home game after it had to be moved due to an issue with turf field in Durham. A back-and-forth battle ensued with the non-traditional home team prevailing, 5-4, in overtime after the Big Green scored with 2:13 left in regulation to tie the game.
FOUR TIMES THE CHARM TO SCORE THREE TIMES
With three goals against the Lions, Ali Savage tied the single-season and career records at Dartmouth for hat tricks. The trifecta was her fourth of the season and the sixth of her career, tying the previous marks held by Rebekka Stucker (2003) and Kelly Hood ’12, respectively. The performance also helped Savage earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors for the third time this season.
Savage’s seven-point showing not only helped move her up to the top of the Ivy League leaderboard with 38 this season, but also put her within four of the program’s single-season mark of 42 with three games still to play. Hood set the mark in 2009 as a sophomore.
DOUBLE UP THE LIONS
Twice in her career Olivia Quaglia has scored two goals in a game. Both instances came at the expense of Columbia as the senior from Los Altos, Calif., found the back the net two times on Sunday, matching her previous career high set in New York City last year as part of a 5-2 road win on the Lions’ field.
Junior Ellen Meyer picked up the win and turned aside seven shots in the team’s most recent outing. However, for the first time all season, Meyer gave way to rookie goalkeeper Paige Duffy for a bit of relief. The time was short as Duffy played just 2:09 of action midway through the second half while Meyer served two minutes for a yellow card.
FREE CLINICThe team will host a free youth skills clinic after the game. More information about this event can be found HERE.
After this weekend, the Big Green will have just one game left in 2013. Dartmouth will wrap-up the fall with a noon contest against Cornell on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Chase AstroTurf Field.