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Three First-Half Goals Propel Big Green Over River Hawks

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By John and Matt Risley

HANOVER, N.H. — Three first-half goals lifted the Dartmouth women's soccer team over UMass Lowell in a 3-0 victory on Thursday evening at Burnham Field.

It only took 45 seconds into the contest for the Big Green to get on the board as senior Emma Brush sent a cross into the box that was headed into the net by sophomore Lucielle Kozlov for her third of the year.

The Green and White possessed the ball for all 45 minutes of the half and out shot the River Hawks 11-1. Junior Tatiana Saunders made one save before allowing senior Sam Fearer and freshman Casey Cousineau to split the second half.

Holding a 1-0 lead, the squad from the Upper Valley added another goal on a perfectly timed corner kick set by senior Kelly Brait to the head of Brush in the 22nd minute. Dartmouth added its third goal of the game nine minutes later, as freshman Holly Patterson sent a cross over to classmate Claire Goss for the tip-in.

The Big Green finished the contest with a 20-1 advantage in shots and an 8-1 edge in corner kicks.

This is the third consecutive shutout for the Big Green and second time this season they held the opposition to less than two shots in a game.

UMass Lowell also split the shifts in goal, as starter Jill Carlson made three saves and allowed all three goals. River Hawks backup Jane Hatzikonstantis made six saves.

Dartmouth will head to Brown to begin Ivy League play on Sunday afternoon for a 1 p.m. kickoff.