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Dartmouth Falls 3-0 to Cornell in Season Finale

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By John and Matt Risley

HANOVER, N.H. – In the final game of the 2013 season, the Dartmouth field hockey team fell, 3-0, to visiting Cornell Sunday afternoon at Chase AstroTurf Field.

The Big Green conclude the season 7-10 overall and 3-4 in Ivy League play. The Big Red finish the improve 10-7 and 4-3 in Ancient Eight play.

Cornell’s Marisa Siergiej put the visitors up 1-0 with the game’s first goal just 1:52 into the second half after neither team managed to get on the scoreboard in the opening frame. Elly Plappert made it a two-goal game 44 seconds later with her first of a pair of markers on the afternoon, with the second coming in the 60th minute to seal the victory.

Junior Ellen Meyer recorded six saves in the loss, finishing the season with 120, the most by a Dartmouth goalkeeper since Meagan Vakiener stopped 127 in 2008.  Meyer becomes just the fourth Big Green keeper with 100 or more saves in a season since 2000, joining Vakiener (2008 and 2009), Kristen Anderson (2001) and Brittany D’Augustine (2000).

At the other end of the field, Cornell’s Carolyn Horner stopped all five shots that made their way on goal for the shutout, just the second of the season against Dartmouth.

Junior Ali Savage concludes the fall with 39 points on 15 goals and nine assists. Her point total this season ranks as the fourth best in program history, while her goals are the sixth-best figure.

The Big Red held a 10-9 advantage in penalty corners as well as a 16-13 lead in shots.

Following the conclusion of the game, six members of the Class of 2014 were honored on the field as part of Senior Day ceremonies. Sam Anderson, Christine Auberle, Olivia Quaglia, Maggie Scanlon, Victoria Tersigni and Jenn Weissbach were recognized for the contributions to the Dartmouth field hockey program since coming to campus in 2010.