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Field Hockey Falls at Northeastern, 5-0

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By John and Matt Risley
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DEDHAM, Mass.  – The Dartmouth field hockey team fell, 5-0, Friday evening at Northeastern’s Dedham Field in a non-conference meeting between the two programs.

It was a rough start for the Big Green (1-2) as the Huskies’ (3-1) Lindsay Bennett found the back of the cage just 45 seconds in the contest. Things didn’t get any easier as the home team’s Emmy Zweserijn and Vanessa Pryor netted two more in the first half to give Northeastern a 3-0 lead at intermission.

Natalie Stewart made it a four-goal lead just over three minutes into the second stanza, while Caroline Judge put the final touch on scoring with the fifth of the night in the 51st minute.

Dartmouth goalkeeper Ellen Meyer stopped four shots, but was saddled with the loss, while Northeastern split time in goal between Becky Garner, who made five saves and earned the win, and Cara Ahlgrim, who turned aside one shot in 10 minutes of action.

Despite being held without a goal for the first time this season, the Big Green attack was a constant force, outshooting the Huskies, 22-11. The Dartmouth defense registered seven blocked shots to its opponent’s one.

Northeastern pushed its all-time series lead to 11-2.

The Big Green will return home after three straight road tilts to open the year when they host defending national champion Princeton on Saturday, Sept. 21. Game time with the Tigers is set for 12 at Chase AstroTurf Field in Hanover.