HANOVER, N.H. — The Dartmouth women's hockey team returns to the road this weekend with a pair of away games at Yale and Brown. The Big Green will face the Bulldogs Friday night at 7 p.m., before taking on the Bears Saturday at 4 p.m.
Dartmouth is coming off a 1-1 split in its season-opener last weekend at Princeton and Quinnipiac. The Big Green defeated the Tigers, 3-1 Friday night before falling, 8-3 to the Bobcats on Saturday. Three Dartmouth freshmen - Laura Stacey, Lindsey Allen and Olivia Whitford - picked up their first career point on the weekend, and the Big Green went 3 for 8 (37.5%) on the power play, a stat that ranks third in the nation.
Dartmouth has a dominating 66-4-2 all-time record against Yale, including a 52-1-1 mark in the last 54 games. The Bulldogs have not beaten the Big Green since Feb. 3, 2006, a 1-0 victory at Thompson Arena. When facing Yale at Ingalls Rink, Dartmouth is 30-2 all-time. During last year's road matchup on Jan. 28, 2012, the Big Green skated to a 6-0 win.
When Dartmouth and Yale last collided Feb. 17, 2012, the Green and White scored more goals than they had all season, downing the visitors, 10-5. Camille Dumais highlighted the action, notching her second career hat trick. Reagan Fischer, Sasha Nanji and Ali Winkel also tallied multiple points in the victory.
The all-time series between Dartmouth and Brown is more evenly matched, but the Big Green still hold a 39-28-8 advantage. Dartmouth has won the last 12 matchups dating back to Nov. 18, 2006. When facing the Bears on the road, the Big Green hold a slight edge, 17-16-4. Dartmouth has been dominant at Meehan Auditorium as of late, stealing six straight from its Ivy League foe on the road.
In last year's season series, Dartmouth swept the Bears, 2-0. The Big Green won, 3-1 in Providence before slipping by with a 2-1 overtime victory at Thompson Arena. Sasha Nanji picked up a pair of goals in the first meeting, and then-senior Kelly Foley added a third. Margaux Sharp and Jenna Hobeika each scored in game two. Netminder Lindsay Holdcroft earned the victory in both games.
Big Green Leaders
Senior captain Reagan Fischer leads the Dartmouth women with two goals and an assist on the season. Rookie forward Laura Stacey also has three points, all coming on assists. Classmate Lindsey Allen has two goals, both on the power play. Seniors Camille Dumais and Sasha Nanji and sophomore Karlee Odland have all registered a goal as well.
In goal, junior Lindsay Holdcroft owns a 1-0-0 record, getting the win against Princeton in Dartmouth's season-opener. She stopped 22 shots and allowed one goal for a .957 save percentage, sixth in the nation. Sophomore Katie Milligan suffered the loss against Quinnipiac, making 25 saves but allowing all eight goals.
Scouting the Bulldogs
Through four games, Yale is 1-3-0 with a 1-1-0 ECAC Hockey record. Last weekend, the Bulldogs split with Colgate and Cornell, defeating the Raiders before suffering a tough 3-2 road loss to the perennially-strong Big Red squad. Rookie Katie Martini leads the team with a goal and three assists on the season. Three players are tied with two points apiece. Sophomore Jaimie Leonoff has spent all four games in goal, earning a .946 save percentage with a 2.03 goals against average.
A Look at the Bears
Brown's record sits at 1-1-0 on the season and 1-1-0 in the conference. Opening their 2012-13 campaign last weekend, the Bears fell, 2-0 at Cornell before downing Colgate, 4-1 the following night. Four different players have registered a goal so far this season, and three more have tallied an assist. Aubree Moore (1-0-0) and Katie Jamieson (0-1-0) have split time between the pipes. Each has allowed just one goal on the year.
This weekend's opponents will both provide free live stats. Links can be found via the Dartmouth women's hockey schedule page at www.DartmouthSports.com as well as on this page.