This Week In Dartmouth Women's Soccer
Wednesday, Oct. 16 — 7 p.m.
Dartmouth Big Green (5-4-2, 2-1 Ivy) vs.
Boston U. Terriers (9-3-2, 4-1 Patriot)
Location: Hanover, N.H. — Burnham Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 7-6-4
Last Time: Oct. 17, 2012 — W, 2-1
Saturday, Oct. 19 — 5 p.m.
Dartmouth Big Green (5-4-2, 2-1 Ivy) vs.
Penn Quakers (8-1-3, 2-1 Ivy)
Location: Philadelphia, Pa. — Rhodes Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 14-7-2
Last Time: Oct. 13, 2012 — W, 2-1
The Big Green enter tonight’s contest riding a three-game unbeaten streak as they take on the red-hot Boston Terriers of the Patriot League. Dartmouth has yet to be defeated in the month of October, going 2-0-1 in three games. The visitors have also yet to drop a contest in October and are sitting on a four-game unbeaten streak. The Big Green will also meet Penn on Saturday evening.
All-Time Series (Boston U.)
The 18th all-time meeting will take place at Burnham Field on Wednesday evening. Last season, the Big Green welcomed the Terriers to Hanover and sent them home with a loss. In the 2-1 victory for the Green, Libby Hamlin `13 and current junior Kendall Kraus scored to push Dartmouth ahead.
All-Time Series (Penn)
With Dartmouth holding a 14-7-2 overall record, the 24th meeting between Dartmouth and Penn is shaping up as an important contest for both sides. Sitting in third and four places, respectively, both teams need desperate points if they want to move up in the standings. Last season, the Big Green defeated the Quakers at home on October 13, 2-1.
313 And Counting
Junior Tatiana Saunders has not allowed a goal to get past her in the last 313 minutes, which includes two regulation games (Princeton and Yale), one double-overtime contest (New Hampshire) and the remaining 13 minutes of the Brown game. In the three-plus games, Saunders has made 10 saves. On the season, the junior keeper has five shutouts and posts a 0.92 goals against average.
Points Per Game Streak
Senior Emma Brush has the equivalent of a point per game so far this season. Through 11 matches, Brush has six goals and two assist for 14 points. Although she has not registered a point in each game this season, Brush is one of seven players in the Ivy League to eclipse at least a point per game.
Boston U. Preview
The Terriers arrive in Hanover looking for their 10th win of the season, a win that will almost put the Terriers in NCAA tournament contention as an at-large bid at the very least. Boston’s transition from the America East Conference to the Patriot League seems to have been an easy and painless decision. Already 4-1 in the league, the Terriers have yet to drop a game at home, but are 3-3 on the road. Earlier in the year, Boston tied #11 South Carolina 0-0 (2OT) and fell to #14 Penn State 1-0. The Terriers though have picked up some quality wins over Dayton 1-0, Northwestern 2-0, Akron 3-2 and Connecticut 1-0. Madison Clemens leads the squad with five goals and 10 points and Andrea Green has backstopped her squad with a 7-3-2 record and a 0.39 GAA.
One of the best defensive teams in the conference, Penn posts an 8-1-3 record with their only defeat coming against Harvard. The Quakers have the lowest GAA in the league, posting a 0.39 GAA and allowing just five goals in 12 games. Kerry Scalora leads the squad in points with 13 on five goals and three assists. Tahirih Nesmith is second with four goals and eight points. In goal, Kalijah Terilli and Katherine Myhre have a 0.41 and 0.31 GAA, respectively. Terilli has played in 10 games this season and is 6-1-2, while Myhre is 2-0-1 though four games.
Brush scored the game-winning goal in the 36th minute to give Dartmouth a 1-0 victory on Saturday evening against Yale at Reese Stadium. The Big Green finished with a 26-10 advantage in shots and a 7-3 edge in corner kicks. Saunders made four saves for her third consecutive clean sheet.
Ivy League Digital Network
Dartmouth Athletics, in partnership with NeuLion, announced the launch of the brand new Ivy League Digital Network, featuring enhanced live video streaming of all home games and extensive coverage of Big Green road contests against Ivy League foes.
Starting with the 2013-14 season, the completely redesigned Dartmouth channel — known as Big Green Insider — will include an easy-to-navigate interface with a league-wide network schedule and new interactive features that showcase the expanded content offerings available on computer, mobile and tablet devices, all without the use of an app.
The final four games of the regular season are nearing, with the Big Green hosting three games and traveling to Harvard for the last road match. Of the four remaining games, each game will be played against an Ivy foe, with the exception of the Brown game, which will be recorded as a non-conference affair. The Bears are already 1-0 on the season against Dartmouth and will make the trip up next Tuesday, Oct. 22 for a 7 p.m. start.