Dartmouth Big Green (7-9, 3-3) vs.
Cornell Big Red (9-7, 3-3 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 – 12 p.m.
Location: Hanover, N.H. – Chase AstroTurf Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 22-10-1
Last Time: Nov. 3, 2012 – W, 2-1 (Hanover)
The Dartmouth field hockey team will wrap-up the 2013 campaign when it hosts Cornell Saturday at noon in the season finale for both teams. The contest will also serve as the Big Green’s Senior Day where six members of the team playing in their final game in the Green and White will be recognized in a post-game ceremony.
LAST TIME OUT
The Green split their two games last weekend, defeating Harvard, 4-2, in Cambridge on Saturday before dropping Sunday’s tilt with UNH, 2-1, at home. The win against the Crimson evened the team’s record at 3-3 in Ivy League games as sophomore Eliza Becker notched her first career two-goal effort with Olivia Quaglia and Jenna Schwenk getting the others. For Schwenk, the goal was the first of her collegiate career. Maggie Scanlon scored the team’s lone tally the following afternoon in Hanover, snapping the Wildcats’ shutout streak at 405:10 that stretched over six games.
THE CLASS OF 2014
Following the game, head coach Amy Fowler, her staff and the rest of the team will honor Sam Anderson, Christine Auberle, Olivia Quaglia, Maggie Scanlon, Victoria Tersigni and Jenn Weissbach for their contributions to the Dartmouth field hockey program since arriving on campus in 2010.
SCOUTING THE BIG RED
Cornell needs just one more victory in its final game to give head coach Donna Hornibrook her sixth 10-win season in a decade along the sidelines. The team is 9-7 overall entering this weekend and is 3-3 in Ivy League play, tied with Dartmouth and Yale for third in the conference standings. A 4-0 loss at Princeton followed a 3-2 overtime loss at Syracuse in the two most recent outings for the Red, who concluded their home schedule on Oct. 26 against Brown. Katy Weeks leads the squad with 20 points, while Marisa Siergiej ranks second with 19, but has a team-best nine goals. Carolyn Horner has been the starting goalkeeper in 11 games this season with Elizabeth Schaeffler seeing action in six contests. Horner boasts an impressive 2.19 goals-against average and a .721 save percentage.
LAST TIME AGAINST CORNELL
Playing in her final game, senior Sam McPherson scored the game-winning goal with just 56 seconds left in regulation to lift Dartmouth to the 2-1 win over its Ivy rival from Ithaca. McPherson finished the day with both goals for the visitors as her first of the contest tied the game less than four minutes into the second half. The win was the 22nd in the all-time series between the two teams for the Big Green.
With one game remaining in the season, junior Ali Savage continues to sit just three points back of tying Kelly Hood’s single-season program record of 42 points set in 2009. Savage is tied for the league lead in points with 39, while her 15 goals are second among all Ivy players as the final weekend approaches. The 39 points currently rank tied for fourth all-time at Dartmouth with Lauren Welsh (2002) and Hood (2010), while the 15 goals are also tied with Welsh (2002) for sixth best.
ANOTHER CLOSE FIGURE
With her one assist at Harvard, Savage moved into sole ownership of fourth place all-time for career points at Dartmouth with 92 as she has accumulated 37 goals and 18 assists in 49 games to date. Those 37 career goals currently rank fifth in program history.
A BAKER’S DOZEN… AND THEN SOME
Junior Ellen Meyer may have been 1-1 on the weekend, but the Prospect, Ky., native was outstanding in her two games against Harvard and New Hampshire. Meyer matched her career high as she turned aside 13 shots in Cambridge, including eight in the second half to help her team earn the win. She would add another 11 in a valiant effort against the Wildcats, holding their potent offense to just two goals, the lowest output in more than a month for the other Granite State squad.
WATCH IT LIVE
Saturday’s game against Cornell will be one of several Dartmouth live broadcasts available on the Ivy League Digital Network for subscribers that day. Live stats for the game can also be found on DartmouthSports.com