HANOVER, N.H. – Senior Marina Moschitto led the Dartmouth women’s soccer team with a pair of goals, as the Big Green defeated Columbia, 4-2, on Saturday evening at Burnham Field in Ivy League play.
The Big Green scored a pair of tallies in each half and finished with 20 shots for their third league win of the season. The hosts battled back from an early 1-0 deficit and scored four unanswered goals leading to the victory.
This was the second time this season the Big Green scored four goals in a game. The first time was a 4-0 victory over Fordham on September 13. Dartmouth is now 6-0-1 at Burnham Field
Columbia’s Beverly Leon gave the visitors a one-goal lead after she went around a Dartmouth defender and placed a shot to the right side in the 24th minute.
Moschitto then tied the game six minutes later, after a perfectly timed chip by freshman Hayley Snyder found the forwards head. Columbia keeper Allison Spencer tried to make a quick save, but the trajectory of the ball bounced off her hands and into the net.
Dartmouth’s (7-5-3, 3-2 Ivy) offense showed discipline throughout the half, continually forcing the ball into the Columbia (7-5-3, 3-2 Ivy) end. With a few minutes remaining in the first, their persistence showed when they added a second tally. Senior Emma Brush returned to the lineup after missing the last game and delivered with an assist, sending a pass inside the 18-yard box to freshman Holly Patterson for the goal.
The Green finished the half with a 13-3 edge in shots and continued the pressure adding two more tallies in the final stanza.
Holding a 2-1 lead, the Big Green added another goal thanks to a cleanly played ball by senior Chrissy Lozier near the net. The senior then moved the ball over to sophomore Corey Delaney for her fourth goal of the year in the 66th minute.
With ten minutes remaining in the contest, the Green and White added its fourth goal of the night and the second for Moschitto, who now has three goals in the past two matches. Pressuring inside the Columbia box, freshman Jessica Lukas made a centering pass to Moschitto for the three-goal advantage.
Phoenetia Browne scored with seven seconds remaining in the contest as she walked into the Dartmouth zone for Columbia’s second goal of the night.
Dartmouth is now 21-4-3 all-time against Lions and have won four of the last five meetings.
Dartmouth will make its final road appearance of the season when it meets Harvard next Saturday at 1 p.m.