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Field Hockey Drops 4-2 Game to Bryant

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 09/26/2013
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HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth field hockey team dropped a 4-2 game Wednesday afternoon to visiting Bryant at Chase AstroTurf Field.

Seniors Olivia Quaglia and Maggie Scanlon picked up the goals for the Big Green (1-4), while junior Ali Savage and sophomore Brooke Van Valkenburg were credited with the assists.

The Bulldogs (7-1) pushed their winning streak to seven straight after the two-goal victory in Hanover, grabbing their first win against Dartmouth in the six-game all-time series between the two teams (1-5-0).

Bryant scored two late goals in the first half off the sticks of Rosie Bird and Kayleigh Ballantyne. However, just 28 seconds after Ballantyne gave the visitors a 2-0 lead, Scanlon broke through on the scoreboard with her second of the year on a rebound goal in the circle.

Another two quick goals from the Bulldogs more than midway through the second half pushed the lead to three, 4-1. Corrine Woods stretched out to redirect a long shot between the pads of Big Green goalkeeper Ellen Meyer in the 55th minute, while Olivia Jankins blasted home the fourth Bryant goal through a crowd in the 58th.

Trying to mount a comeback bid, senior co-captain Quaglia corralled a rebound from a Van Valkenburg shot and put it in the back of the cage to pull Dartmouth to within two again, 4-2, in the 65th minute. For Quaglia, it was her second of the year and the first since the season opener at Cal on Sept. 6.

Several chances to try and add to that total went just wide or were turned away in the waning moments as the Bulldogs withstood the Green’s late-game surge.

Meyer had four saves in the circle for the Big Green, while Bryant’s Megan Hancock was tested numerous times, making 10 saves in her 70 minutes of action.

Dartmouth held advantage in both shots (17-15) and corners (12-6), but were unable to get the goal that would change the final outcome in its favor.

The Big Green must now turn their attention to a road weekend against Ivy League foe Brown on Saturday in Providence, before making the short trip to Worcester, Mass., for a Sunday matinee with Holy Cross.

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