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Ali Savage Named Ivy League Field Hockey Player of the Week

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By John and Matt Risley
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HANOVER, N.H. - Dartmouth sophomore Ali Savage (Orange, New South Wales, Australia) has been named the Ivy League Field Hockey Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.

The second-year player earned the first Player of the Week honor of her career after scoring twice on Saturday in the Big Green's 4-3 home win over Yale. The one-goal victory marked the team's first time beating the Bulldogs since 2005 and the first time besting them in Hanover since 2002.

Savage scored twice in the late stages of the first half, separated by just 2:56 on the clock.

Her first goal was the result of a sliding deflection in the low circle on a feed from senior Lisa Masini (Ann Arbor, Mich.). Savage followed that up with a nice spin in the high circle and a blast passed the Yale goalkeeper to give her team a 4-1 lead headed into intermission.

In 2011, Savage was tabbed as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week three times, more than any other player as no one else earned the distinction more than once.

This season, she joins teammate Maggie Scanlon (Shaker Heights, Ohio) as the two Dartmouth players to be recognized by the league office for their play. Scanlon was tabbed as the Co-Player of the Week on Sept. 25.

Savage and the rest of the Big Green are back in action on Wednesday at Chase AstroTurf Field when they play host to Vermont at 3 p.m.