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Women's Soccer Heads to Penn

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By John and Matt Risley
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Saturday, Oct. 15
- at Penn (Philadelphia, Pa.) 5:00 p.m.
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The Dartmouth College women's soccer team (3-8-0, 1-2-0 Ivy) continues its three-game road swing with an Ivy League game against Penn on Saturday (Oct. 15). The Big Green and Quakers kickoff at 5:00 p.m., at Penn's Rhodes Field. The Dartmouth men's team takes on Penn following the women's game at 7:30 p.m.


Brush Gets on the Board - Junior midfielder Emma Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) picked up her first career goal in Dartmouth's 4-1 loss at Yale. Brush is the sixth Dartmouth player to score a goal this season. Teammate Tasha Wilkins (Portland, Ore.) is the lone player to have multiple goals this season.

Fearer Sees Time in Net - Sophomore goalkeeper Sam Fearer (Mesa, Ariz.) saw her first action in net this season against Yale.  She played 26:39 minutes and made no saves. It was her second collegiate appearance. She also played 8:29 minutes last season in Dartmouth's 7-0 win over Vermont.

On the Road Again - The Big Green women's soccer team has become road warriors this season. They are in the midst of a three-game road swing and have played seven road games. The Big Green have two more home games remaining on their schedule vs. Columbia (Oct. 22) and Cornell (Nov. 5).

Tough Loss at Yale - The Big Green's 4-1 loss at Yale was the first time Dartmouth gave up more than three goals this season and marked the first time it allowed more than three goals since the 2009 season when they allowed five goals in a 5-1 loss at Penn. 

Big Green Offense Looking for Goals - This season Dartmouth has scored a total of six goals while allowing 17 goals.  This season, Dartmouth is averaging 0.55 goals per game, the lowest goals per game average for the Big Green in the last four seasons.

Road Woes Continue - Dartmouth is still looking for its first road win of the season when it travels to Penn this weekend.  The Big Green has a 0-7-0 record on the road this season and has only scored two goals on the road this season.  Dartmouth's road goals have come against Colgate (Sept. 20) and Yale (Oct. 8). 

String of Close Games Ends - Prior to the Yale game, Dartmouth's last five games had been decided by one goal. This season, in games decided by one goal Dartmouth has a 3-4-0 record and in games decided by more than one goal is 0-2-0 with those losses coming to Texas A&M (3-0) and Yale (4-1). 

Captain, My Captain - The Big Green have named three upperclassmen as captains for the 2011 season. Seniors Ally Dutton (Granite Bay, Calif.) and Erin Fleischli (San Mateo, Calif.) and junior Kim Rose (Seaford, N.Y.) will wear the captain's armband this season.

Looking at Penn  -- Penn enters Saturday's contest with a 10-2-0, 2-1-0 Ivy League record after defeating NJIT, 8-0, in non-conference action on Wednesday. The win over NJIT marked Penn's fifth consecutive win.  Dartmouth leads the all-time series 13-6-2 and the meeting will be the 22nd meeting between the teams. Dating back to the 1998 season, the series between the Quakers and Big Green has featured six overtime contests, including a 0-0 double overtime tie last season. Marin McDermott leads the Quaker offense with a team-best 12 points on five goals and two assists. Megan York is Penn's second-leading scorer with four goals this season.  The Quakers have used two goalkeepers primarily this season. Sarah Banks has backstopped Penn to a 7-1-0 record and has a 0.65 goals against average while Caroline Williams has a 2-1-0 record and a 0.33 goals against average.  The Quakers have posted eight shutouts on the season.

Keep Up With the Big Green -- Stay current with everything going on with your Big Green by "liking" the Big Green women's soccer team on Facebook.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - at Boston University (Boston, Mass.), 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22 - vs. Columbia (Burnham Field), 7:00 p.m.