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Women's Soccer Hosts Yale in Ivy League Contest

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Dartmouth looks for its second Ivy League win on Saturday (Oct. 6) when Yale makes the...     By Doug Austin
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Saturday, Oct. 6
- Yale (Burnham Field) 4:30 p.m.

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Postgame Autograph Session - Catch the Big Green seniors and juniors signing autographs postgame.
Two For One Deal - After the women's game, stick around to watch the men's team take on Yale. Game time is 7 p.m.

The Dartmouth College women's soccer team looks to get back to its winning ways when it welcomes Ivy League foe Yale to Burnham Field for an Ivy League contest on Saturday (Oct. 6) The women's game is the first of a doubleheader with the men's team who will face Yale at 7:00 p.m.

Big Green Force Double Overtime with No. 20 Pepperdine - The Big Green have taken ranked opponents to the wire this season and Monday's game with No. 20 Pepperdine was no exception. The teams played 102:41 of scoreless soccer before the Waves scored in sudden death to win the game. This was the second time Dartmouth lost by a goal to a ranked opponent. Dartmouth fell to then-No. 20 Rutgers, 2-1, and also dropped a 2-0 game to then-No. 9 UCF.

Overtime at Burnham  - Monday's overtime contest was the first overtime contest for the Big Green this season. Last season Dartmouth played three overtime contests - a double overtime loss at Colgate and single overtime losses at Rutgers and Brown.

Dartmouth Into the Regional Rankings - The Big Green remain in the NSCAA regional rankings this week. The Big Green are ranked No. 10 in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dartmouth is joined by Ivy League foe, Princeton who checks in at No. 7.  The Big Green and Princeton are the lone Ivy League teams in the regional rankings.

Tight Ivy League Race - The Ivy League race is shaping up to be a tight one this season. Princeton, Penn and Columbia are all atop the standing with 2-0 records, while The Big Green and Harvard are sitting at 1-1 in league action. Some things will shake out, as Columbia and Penn will play on Friday night. The Big Green are definitely in the hunt for their seventh Ivy League title and first since 2003. Dartmouth is looking to finish in the top three for the fourth time in the last six seasons.

End of the Streak - Dartmouth's four-game winning streak was snapped with its 2-1 loss at Princeton (Sept. 29). The four-game winning streak was the longest since 2010 when they closed the season with four straight wins. In 2006, Dartmouth won six straight and in 2005, the year Dartmouth last went to the NCAA Tournament, the Big Green won six straight at one point.

Dartmouth In the NCAA Rankings  - Dartmouth remains in the NCAA rankings this week. The Big Green are ranked No. 37 in scoring offense averaging 2.22 goals per game. Chrissy Lozier is ranked No. 39 in goals per game with 1.5 goals per game.

Lozier Time - Junior midfielder Chrissy Lozier (Fairfield, Conn.) is a scoring machine and entering the Pepperdine game was on a five-game scoring streak. She has a team-best six goals on the season and leads the team with 33 shots. Lozier's six goals are the most of her collegiate career.

Shutout - The Big Green's 1-0 shutout loss to Pepperdine was just the second shutout of the season for the Big Green. Dartmouth also dropped a 2-0 contest to open the season at then-No. 9 UCF.

Close Calls - One thing that the Dartmouth squad can hang its hat on is that they have been in every game this season.  In Dartmouth's 10 games, three of the four losses have come by a single goal. On the flip side, the Big Green are outscoring opponents 18-3 in wins. Not too shabby!

Offense on a Roll - What a difference a year makes. In 2011, Dartmouth scored nine goals and only earned 25 points as a team. Dartmouth's leading scorer from 2011, Tasha Wilkins (Portland, Ore.) only had three goals. Fast forward to 2012, the Big Green have 20 goals and leading scorer Chrissy Lozier (Fairfield, Conn.) has six goals.

Big Green Defense Is Shutting Teams DOWN - The Dartmouth backline of Tatiana Saunders (Rye, N.Y.), Aurelia Solomon (Washington, D.C.), Kelly Bach (Charlotte, N.C.) and Jackie Friedman (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) are on a roll. In the Big Green's 10 games, the defense is allowing just 11.5 shots per game and is holding opponents to a 0.87 shots percentage. Tatiana Saunders (Rye, N.Y.) has only allowed 10 goals on the season and hasn't allowed more than two goals in a single game this season. For the season, Dartmouth has recorded three shutouts.

Granite State Bragging Rights - When the Big Green took on New Hampshire on Friday (Sept. 14) bragging rights were on the line and Dartmouth made sure that all those bragging rights stayed in Hanover with a 3-0 victory. The Big Green picked up their third consecutive win over their in-state rival and in dominating fashion. The three goals scored by the Big Green were the most since a 5-0 win over the Wildcats in 2005.

UCF All-Tournament Players - Senior tri-captain Aurelia Solomon (Washington, D.C.) and freshman Jackie Friedman (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) were named to the UCF All-Tournament team for their efforts throughout the weekend. Solomon also earned All-Tournament honors as a sophomore at the Dartmouth Nike Tournament.

Brittany Cameron Joins Staff - Dartmouth also added a staff member in the offseason. Assistant coach Brittany Cameron joins the staff after spending the 2011 season at Niagara.  Cameron spent three years as a professional player in the Women's Professional Soccer league with the Los Angeles Sol, Bay Area FC Pride and the Western New York Flash. In her stints with the Western New York Flash and the FC Pride Gold, she won the WPSL Championship and was a finalist in 2009 with the LA Sol. She played collegiately at San Diego leading the Toreros to a No. 9 ranking and a trip to the NCAA second round in 2009.

Trio to Wear Captain's Armband - This season, a trio of upperclassmen will lead the Big Green. Seniors Aurelia Solomon (Washington, D.C.), Emma Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) and Kim Rose (Seaford, N.Y.) will wear the captain's armband. Solomon and Brush will be donning the armband for the first time, while Rose will be making a return appearance after serving as captain in 2011.  The trio will also pen a blog on throughout the season. You can follow the blog HERE.

Looking at Yale - Yale enters the weekend with a 5-5-0, 0-2-0 Ivy League record after dropping a 1-0 overtime contest to Harvard on Saturday (Sept. 29). Saturday's game is the second of three straight road contests for the Bulldogs. Kristen Forster leads the Yale offense. She has 13 points on five goals and three assists while Melissa Gavin is next with eight points on two goals and four assists.  Gavin leads the way with 21 shots while Forster has 17. In net, three players have seen action. Rachel Ames has played 465:45 and has a team-best 0.97 goals against average and has 23 saves on the season. She has a 2-3-0 record. Elise Wilcox and Adele Jackson-Gibson have also seen time in net. Dartmouth is looking for its first win over the Bulldogs since the 2007 season. The all-time series is tied at 18-18-2 entering Saturday's showdown. The Big Green last won back-to-back games against Yale in 2006 and 2007 and was undefeated in eight consecutive games from 1996-2003.

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Tuesday, Oct. 9 - at Brown (Providence, R.I.), 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13 - vs. Penn (Burnham Field), 7:00 p.m.