HANOVER, N.H. - The Dartmouth field hockey team completed its home-opening weekend sweep with a 7-2 victory Sunday afternoon against non-conference Bryant at Chase Field.
Senior captain Morgan Philie led the way with two goals as the Big Green evened their 2017 record at 2-2 with the win. The Bulldogs drop to 1-6 thanks to the five-goal loss.
Sophomore Katie Spanos also had herself a career day with a goal and two assists, scoring on a deflection and setting up two more of her teammates in the win.
Koehler got the scoring started with a rebound tally in the 15th minute. Bryant answered back with the next two scores in the 17th and 27th minutes, respectively. However, that lead was short lived and the last of the day for the Bulldogs.
Philie notched her first of the year in the 28th minute with Spanos’ redirect following soon thereafter in the 31st to give the home team a 3-2 edge at intermission.
Gemma Bautista’s third of the season came in the opening minutes of the second half to put the Green and White up two. Philie, Persin and Ahluwalia followed as the home team outscored the visitors, 4-0, in the final frame. Ahluwalia’s tally came thanks to a penalty stroke in the 63rd minute, the first of the season for Dartmouth.
In all, Koehler and Bautista posted a goal and assist each as the former was credited with the helper on Persin’s first score.
Junior goalkeeper Hailey Valerio needed to make just the one save in the game to pick up her second win of the year. Bryant starter Miranda Grundy made six, while also allowing six by her. Lynsday Swanson, who stopped two and allowed the penalty stroke score, replaced Grundy for the final 17:32 of action in the Bryant goal.
The Big Green dominated play throughout, outshooting the Bulldogs, 26-6, including a 16-2 margin in the second half. Corners were also in favor of the home team, 12-8, as they set the tone of tempo all afternoon.
Dartmouth is back in action on Friday, visiting regional rival Vermont. Game time from Burlington is 4 p.m.