Women's Soccer Opens Home Ivy Schedule With Win Over Princeton
HANOVER, N.H. – Two second-half goals within seven minutes propelled the Dartmouth women’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Princeton on Saturday evening at Burnham field.
After a slow paced first-half where neither side mustered much offense, Dartmouth broke through in the 52nd minute. Sophomore Corey Delaney raced down the left side of the field and sent a sweeping motion shot that sailed over Princeton (4-3-3, 0-2 Ivy) keeper Darcy Hargadon to give the Big Green a 1-0 lead.
Looking to increase the lead with 30 minutes remaining in regulation, sophomore Jackie Friedman sent a free kick from midfield into Princeton’s box that was received and scored by senior Emma Brush for her fifth tally of the season. With her back toward the net, Brush spun around inside the six-yard box and scored low to the right side.
Trailing 2-0 late in the contest, Princeton’s Jessica Haley and Gabriella Guzman took shots toward junior netminder Tatiana Saunders that was easily corralled keeping the visitors off the board.
Saunders made two stop for her third shutout of the season and the Big Green's fifth as a team. Princeton split periods with Cecilia Di Caprio and Hargadon, making just one stop.
Despite the victory, Dartmouth was outshot 6-4 by the Tigers and the visitors held a 4-1 edge in the corner kicks.
Dartmouth (4-4-1, 1-1 Ivy) will travel to in-state rival New Hampshire on Wednesday evening before continuing the trip to Yale for a Saturday late afternoon meeting with the Bulldogs at 4 p.m.