The Dartmouth women’s soccer team is looking to bounce back this week, taking on the University of Albany, following two losses over the weekend.
SCOUTING THE GREAT DANES
Albany enters the contest coming off two straight wins against Iona and Siena last weekend. Leading the Great Danes’ offense is junior forward Mariah Williams, who has three goals on the season. Last year Albany won the American East regular season title, its first ever in program history; in the 2017 preseason poll, Albany was selected to finish second in the conference.
LAST TIME AGAINST ALBANY
In 2016 the Big Green hosted the Great Danes in Hanover, where they came away with a 3-1 win, and own the series record lead of 3-0-1. Bianca Ribi, Remy Borinsky and Brittany Champagne all scored against Albany in the last meeting of the two teams.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green are returning from a trip out west, where they faced No. 25 Long Beach State and Pepperdine. Against Long Beach State, Dartmouth fell 1-0, and lost against Pepperdine on Sunday, 3-0.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
Freshman goalkeeper Mariel Gordon has played and started each game this season, tallying 17 saves with five goals allowed, and a record of 2-2. Gordon is second in the Ivy League in saves and sixth in the Ivy League in save percentage, with .773.
THE CLASS OF 2021
Dartmouth’s freshmen are picking up their pace following the first four games of the year. Midfielder Lorna MacFarlane recorded her first collegiate assist and point against Stony Brook on August 27. MacFarlane is joined by Erin Kawakami and Bonnie Shea, who have played and started in all four games this season.
The Big Green returns to their home field this weekend, taking on Quinnipiac on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.