HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s soccer team faced a challenge with Ivy foe Columbia on Saturday at home.

The league-leading Lions scored two goals on their own and an accidental own goal by the Big Green pushed the score to 3-0 for the road team. Dartmouth falls to 6-9-0 and 0-5-0 in Ivy League play while Columbia improves to 9-4-1 and 5-0-0 in the conference.

“There were moments in today’s game where I thought some of our possession and moment through the middle third was good,” said head coach Ron Rainey. “We’re at a point in the year where you have to win the 18’s, you have to not allow goals and you have to score goals. That’s what we’ll have to work on this week as we head into Harvard.

“Columbia is a good team and you can see why they’re at the top of the league, and we need to take some lessons from that and kind of rededicate ourselves. I’m excited to see how we train these next two weeks and compete in the games.” 

Emily Koe led the way for Columbia scoring the first goal in the 11th minute from just inside the 18 on an assist from Amaris Hemmings. The Dartmouth defense and attacking game continued to push through the first period but neither team scored again before halftime. 

In the 66th minute, Hemmings found herself in position to send a long shot in that went into the left corner of the net and scored the second goal for the Lions, with an assist from Cayla Davis. 

While the Big Green continued to fight for shots, taking six total in the game, there were also five corner kicks which created more opportunities for the home team to score. Freshman Bonnie Shea took two shots while Brittany Champagne, Erin Kawakami and Taylor Olson all had one a piece. The defense held the Lions back from scoring again, when in the 82nd minute an attempt to deflect a shot ended in an own goal and extended the lead to 3-0.

Dartmouth has two games left in the season, including a road game at Harvard next Saturday at 1 p.m. and a final home game against Cornell on Saturday, November 4 at 5 p.m.