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Women's Soccer Travels to Brown, Hosts Penn

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Dartmouth takes on Brown in non-conference action and hosts Ivy League leader, Penn on...     By Doug Austin
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Tuesday, Oct. 9
- at Brown (Providence, R.I.), 7:00 p.m. (Non-conference)
Saturday, Oct. 13 - vs. Penn (Burnham Field), 7:00 p.m.

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The Dartmouth College women's soccer team looks to keep the momentum from a big Ivy League win over Yale on Saturday (Oct. 6) when it travels to Brown for a non-conference matchup with the Bears. The Big Green will head back to Hanover for a crucial Ivy League matchup with league leader, Penn, on Saturday (Oct. 13). 

Full Steam Ahead - The Big Green have been getting lots of monkey's off their back this season and none was bigger than its 3-1 win over Yale on Saturday (Oct. 6). Dartmouth hadn't defeated the Bulldogs in their last four meetings and hadn't scored more than one goal against them in the last seven meetings. The last time Dartmouth scored more than one goal was in 2005 in a 2-1 win.

Rookies Steal the Show Against Yale - Dartmouth's freshman class is undoubtedly talented and it was on display against Yale. Freshmen forwards Corey Delaney (Chatham, N.J.) and Lucielle Kozlov (Vancouver, British Columbia) each scored goals in the second half to lead the Big Green to the victory. Delaney scored the game-winner while Kozlov added her second career goal. Delaney has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week twice this season. 

Strong Ivy League Start  - Dartmouth has opened the Ivy League quite strong this season. The Big Green are sitting at 2-1 in league action and are currently tied for third place with Columbia. Princeton and Penn are sitting atop the league standings with identical 3-0-0 records. Dartmouth's 2-1 start is the third 2-1 start for the Big Green in the last five seasons. 

Delaney Named to Ivy League Honor Roll - Corey Delaney (Chatham, N.J.) earned a spot on the Ivy League honor roll this week after scoring the game-winner against Yale (Oct. 6). It's her second game-winner of the season. Delaney has earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week twice this season (Sept. 24, Sept.17)

Bach Gets Some Points - Freshman defender Kelly Bach (Charlotte, N.C.) picked up her first collegiate points with an assist against Yale. Bach is one of three freshmen that has started each game this season.

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.
*Latest regional rankings aren't released until Tuesdays each week. Rankings are as of Oct. 2

Dartmouth In the NCAA Rankings  - Dartmouth remains in the NCAA rankings this week. The Big Green are ranked No. 35 in scoring offense averaging 2.09 goals per game.

Moschitto Important Piece to Big Green Offense - Junior Marina Moschitto (Andover, Mass.) has played an important role for the Dartmouth offense this season. After coming off the bench for the first five games of the season, she started her first game of the season against Fordham (Sept. 16) and has been in the starting lineup ever since. She added two goals and two assists, including the game-winner against Brown (Sept. 23).

Offense on a Roll - While the Big Green defense is shutting people down, the offense is making people pay! This season Dartmouth is outscoring opponents, 23-11, holding a 11-3 advantage in the first half. Big Green opponents are connecting on 8.9 percent of  their shots while Dartmouth is averaging 2.09 goals per game and taking 16.5 shots per game.  The Big Green's offensive production has increased 250% from this point last season.

Brush Back in the Scoring Column - After being held scoreless for the last three games, senior tri-captain Emma Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) picked up her sixth goal of the season against Yale. Brush is now tied for the team lead in goals and leads the team in points with 15. The forward has now posted points in six of Dartmouth's 11 games.

Saunders and Backline Making it Tough For Opponents - Sophomore goalkeeper Tatiana Saunders (Rye, N.Y.) is shutting down opponents this season. The netminder has posted three shutouts and is sporting a 0.90 goals against average and has made 43 saves.  In all, she hasn't allowed more than two goals in a single game this fall. Saunders has help from defenders Kelly Brait (Glenview, Ill.), Aurelia Solomon (Washington, D.C.), Kelly Bach (Charlotte, N.C.), Jackie Friedman (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) and Kate Castillo (Danville, Calif.) In the Big Green's 11 games, the defense is allowing just 11.3 shots per game and is holding opponents to a 0.89 shots percentage.

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 11 games, three of the four losses have come by a single goal. On the flip side, the Big Green are outscoring opponents 21-4 in wins and haven't allowed an opponent to score more than two goals in a single game.

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 Brown - Brown enters Tuesday's non-conference match up with a 6-3-0, 0-3-0 Ivy League record after falling to Princeton, 2-0, on Saturday (Oct. 6), its third straight loss. Tuesday's matchup will mark the first game of a three-game home streak for Brown who currently has a 3-1 record at Stevenson Field. Chloe Cross leads the Brown offense with eight points on four goals. Mika Siegelman is next with seven points on three goals and an assist. This is the second meeting between the teams this season with the Big Green taking the Ivy League opener, 2-1, and taking an 18-17-1 series advantage. Amber Bledsoe and MC Barrett continue to split time in goal for the Bears. Bledsoe has a 3-1-0 record in 450:00 of action with a 0.80 goals against average. She has also made 19 saves. Barrett has a 3-2-0 record with 28 saves and a 0.75 goals against average.  Dartmouth has never played Brown twice in the same season and is looking to make it two straight against the Bears for the first time since the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Glancing at Penn - Penn enters Saturday's Ivy League showdown with a 7-4-1-, 3-0-0 Ivy League record after tying St. Francis (Pa.) on Sunday (Oct. 7). The Big Green lead the all-time series, 13-7-2, but are winless against the Quakers in the last three meetings. Penn is the Ivy League team to beat, entering the contest as the top team in the league with a perfect 3-0-0 record. Kerry Scalora leads the offense with nine points on three goals and three assists. Erin Mikolai, Elissa Berdini and Brianna Rano each have six points. Sarah Banks leads the Quaker defense and is sporting a 0.84 goals against average in 1074:44 in net. She has four shutouts and had made 38 saves. Katherine Myhre has seen action in one game off the bench. Dartmouth has luck with the Quakers at Burnham Field and since the 2004 season Dartmouth hasn't lost a home game to Penn going 2-0-2. You can also expect a low scoring affair, as the winner of this game hasn't scored more than two goals since the 1998 season when the Big Green took a 3-0 win.  

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Wednesday, Oct. 17 - vs. Boston University (Burnham Field) 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 20 - at Columbia (New York, N.Y.), 4:00 p.m.