The Dartmouth women’s soccer team hosts Columbia in Ivy League action on Saturday afternoon.
SCOUTING THE LIONS
Columbia is currently first in the conference with a 4-0 Ivy record and has won the last five straight games. Last weekend the Lions took down Princeton with a 2-0 win, leading scorer Natalie Neshat scored the first goal, followed by Emily Koe who scored the second. Neshat leads the team, and the league, with nine goals, followed by Emma Anderson who has eight and Amaris Hemmings is leading the team in assists with four. Keeper Sophie Whitehouse has played the most minutes in the net for Columbia with a 6-3-1 record, 54 saves and a .831 save percentage.
LAST TIME AGAINST COLUMBIA
In October of 2016 the Big Green traveled to New York and played to a draw against the Lions, breaking a four-game win streak that Columbia was on. Dartmouth holds the series lead 23-4-4 and won the 2015 matchup 2-1.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green are coming off a 1-0 overtime loss to Penn last weekend. Dartmouth outshot Penn 15-8 but was unable to get any shots in the net and the teams went into overtime. In the 97th minute the Quakers scored and ended the game.
FINDING THEIR WAY
The freshmen members of the Big Green have continued to contribute to the success of the team. Erin Kawakami, Bonnie Shea, Lorna MacFarlane and Claire Trop have recorded a combined two goals and five assists this season.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
Freshman keeper Mariel Gordon has played all 14 games in the net for Dartmouth, posting a 6-8 record with 51 saves and a .750 save percentage. Gordon is third in the league in saves.
Looking ahead, the Big Green continue Ivy League play at Harvard next week, taking on the Crimson at 1 p.m.