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Women's Soccer Travels to No. 16 BU, Hosts Columbia

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By John and Matt Risley
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Wednesday, Oct. 19
- at No. 16 Boston University (Boston, Mass.) 7:00 p.m.
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Saturday, Oct. 22 - vs. Columbia (Burnham Field), 7:00 p.m.
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The Dartmouth College women's soccer team (3-9-0, 1-3-0 Ivy) concludes its non-conference slate with a midweek match against regional rival, Boston University, on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and welcomes Ivy League foe, Columbia to Burnham Field for Homecoming on Saturday. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 7 p.m.

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Help the soccer teams paint Burnham Field white by wearing a white shirt to Saturday's men's and women's soccer games. There will be free T-shirts for the first 200 students in attendance.


Home Sweet Burnham - The Dartmouth women's soccer team will play at Burnham Field for the first time in three weeks when it takes on Ivy League foe, Columbia on Saturday. The Big Green has a 3-1-0 record at Burnham Field with wins over Vermont, Maine and Princeton and hasn't allowed more than one goal at home this season.

Looking to Get Back on Track - The Big Green enter this week looking to snap a two-game skid. This season, the Big Green have been good at bouncing back after losing streaks especially at home, this season after two or more losses Dartmouth is 3-0 in games played at Burnham Field.

Ranked Foe on Tap - When the Big Green take on Boston University, it will be the fifth opponent this season that is ranked or receiving votes in the national or regional poll. The Terriers were ranked No. 20 in last week's national poll and are the No. 2 team in the Northeast region. This week, BU jumped to No. 16 with a win over UMBC.

Final Non-Conference Matchup - The Big Green will be playing its final non-conference game of the season when it travels to Boston University. Dartmouth is 2-6 in non-conference games this season with wins over Vermont and Maine. 

End of Tough Road Swing - The Big Green women's soccer team will conclude a three-game road swing when it travels to Boston to take on regional rival, Boston University, on Wednesday (Oct. 19). The three-game swing is Dartmouth's longest of the season and marks the ninth road game of the season.

Big Green Offense Looking for Goals - This season Dartmouth has scored a total of six goals while allowing 19 goals.  This season, Dartmouth is averaging 0.50 goals per game, the lowest goals per game average for the Big Green in the last four seasons.

Road Woes Continue - Dartmouth is looking for its first road win of the season when it travels to Boston University this week. The Big Green has a 0-8-0 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). 

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 Boston University  -- The Terriers enter Wednesday's game as the No. 16 team in the country. Boston University has a 14-2-1, 7-0-0 America East record and is on a nine-game winning streak after defeating UMBC, 8-0, on Sunday (Oct. 16).  This will be the 16th meeting between the Big Green and Terriers with the Big Green owning a 6-5-4 series advantage. The teams have met every season since the 1997 season and played twice in 1998.  The Big Green despite holding a series advantage, haven't defeated the Terriers since the 2006 season, when they were ranked No. 10 in the country. Five of the last seven meetings between the teams have resulted in overtime.  Jessica Luscinski leads the Terrier offense with a team-best 19 points with seven goals and five assists.  Luscinski is one of five players with double figure points for the Terriers. Kylie Strom also has seven goals to go with a team-best four game-winning goals. Kelly King and Alice Binns are splitting time in net for Boston University this season. King is 7-1-0 with a 0.87 goals against average and three shutouts while Binns is 7-1-1 with a 0.35 goals against average with five shutouts on the season.

 A Glance at Columbia - Columbia enters Saturday's Homecoming game with a 4-9-0, 2-2-0 Ivy League record after falling to Princeton 4-1, on Saturday (Oct. 15). The loss was the Lions fourth straight loss and its largest margin of defeat this season. Saturday's meeting will be the 26th meeting between the two teams with the Big Green holding a 19-3-3 series lead.  Ashlin Yahr leads the Lions offense with five points on two goals and one assist.  Alexa Yow and Coleen Rizzo have each added four points this season. Lillian Klein leads the Columbia defense with a 1.33 goals against average and 54 saves on the season to go with a .783 saves percentage.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 29 - at Harvard (Boston, Mass.), 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5- vs. Cornell (Burnham Field), 2:30 p.m. (Senior Day)