Dartmouth Big Green (7-6-2, 0-4-2 Ivy) vs.
Cornell Big Red (4-9-2, 1-4-1 Ivy)
Date: – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2:30 p.m.
Location: Ithaca, N.Y. – Berman Field
The Dartmouth women’s soccer team concludes the 2016 season with a visit to Cornell in Ithaca on Saturday afternoon.
SCOUTING THE BIG RED
Cornell heads into this weekend’s match having lost three of its last four games. The Big Red’s last victory came on Oct. 15 in a 2-1 decision over Ivy League foe Yale. This Saturday’s contest will also be the final game of Cornell’s season and the final game of senior goalkeeper, Kelsey Tierney’s career. The Garden City, N.Y. native has split keeper duties with sophomore Meghan Kennedy, allowing 14 goals on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, Paige DeLoach leads the team with three goals and six points, while four other members of the Big Red each have scored once.
LAST TIME AGAINST CORNELL
On Nov. 7, 2015, Big Green senior Lucille Kozlov made her Senior Day extra special by scoring the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Cornell at Burnham Field. Around 16 minutes into the second half, Kozlov netted her 11th goal of the season when Lauren Lucas hit Kozlov with a pass from the middle of the the box.
LAST TIME OUT
Behind a pair of goals from senior captain, Holly Patterson, Dartmouth defeated UMass Lowell, 2-1 in the Bay State on Tuesday night. The Big Green came out strong in the first half with a few shots in the first 10 minutes of action. In the 18th minute, Patterson got the Big Green on the scoreboard after being fed with a pass from Meredith Gurnee. The Hamilton, New Zealand native made a nice move past the defender and buried a shot in the top right corner of the goal, giving her team the early lead. In the second half, UMass Lowell responded with the equalizer early in the 56th minute. Courtney Coleman scored her second goal of the season after she made some nifty moves past a couple of defenders and buried a shot in the top left corner, to tie the match at one goal apiece. Later in the second stanza, Patterson came through when Dartmouth needed her the most with her team-leading fourth goal of the season. Patterson took a shot from the top of the box that landed in nearly the same spot as her first tally of the night for the game-winning score.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
Dartmouth’s goaltender, Casey Cousineau, has had a solid final season in Hanover. The Altadena, California native is fourth in the Ivy League in save percentage (.853) and second in saves (64).
GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
The Big Green freshmen have been solid contributors on the offensive side of the ball in their debut season in Hanover. Charlotte Esty is second on the team with three goals and eight points, while Zoe Enright and Alyssa Neuberger each have one goal apiece.
DEFENSE COMES UP BIG
The Big Green’s defense has come up big so far in 2016. Dartmouth is ranked No. 28 in the nation with a .706 goals-against-average.
Can’t make it to the game? The game will be carried live on the Ivy League Digital Network for subscribers. DartmouthSports.com will also provide a live stats link for those looking to follow along during the contest.