Dartmouth Big Green (4-12, 0-6 Ivy) vs.
Cornell Big Red (9-7, 3-3 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 – 12 p.m.
Location: Ithaca, N.Y. – Marsha Dodson Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 22-13-1
Last Time: Nov. 7, 2015 / L, 5-4/OT (Hanover)
The Dartmouth field hockey team will conclude its 2016 season Saturday afternoon at Cornell. Game time between the two teams is set for noon at Marsha Dodson Field
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green are coming off a pair of losses last weekend at home against Harvard and on the road the following afternoon at New Hampshire. Dartmouth capped its home portion of the schedule with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Crimson, who secured the Ivy League title with the win and a Cornell win at home against Princeton. The Wildcats built up a 4-0 lead and were able to hold off a second-half surge by the Big Green to earn the 6-2 victory in Durham on Sunday.
The Big Red will host the Green on the final day of the season, while also honoring the three members of the Senior Class of 2016. Sporting a 9-7 overall mark and a 3-3 record in league play, Cornell is looking not only to secure a top-three finish in the Ivy League for the fourth straight year, but also help this year’s seniors tie the Class of 2011 as the winningest in program history with 42 in their four seasons. Krysten Mayers has been the best offensive player this season with team highs in goals (10), assists (7) and points (22). However, Katie Carlson is not far back in the scoring race (8-6-22). In goal, it’s been mostly Kelly Johnson and her 6-7 mark, but Maddie Henry is 3-0 this season in eight appearances.
AGAINST THE BIG RED
Cornell is looking for its fourth straight win against their Hanover counterparts as it has earned victories the last three years. A season ago, the Red came to Hanover on the final day of the season and left with a 5-4 overtime win thanks to Carlson scoring the deciding goal 5:09 into the extra frame.
SCORING AND STOPPING SCORING
- Junior and team captain Morgan Philie has been a scoring force lately for the Green, netting goals in each of the last three games all last week in the win vs. Holy Cross on Wednesday before the weekend games against Harvard and UNH.
- With six defensive saves this season, Philie not only has two more than any other player in the Ivy League, but also ranks fifth nationally amongst every player in Division I.
THREE IN A ROW, TOO!
If Philie is scoring goals at a nice pace, she is getting help from classmate Sarah Tabeek. Tabeek has assisted on all three Philie tallies and is on a personal-best three-game point streak in the process. Prior to this season, Tabeek had never had points in consecutive games, a feat she has accomplished twice in 2016.
Sophomore Amrit Ahluwalia came off the bench at New Hampshire on Sunday and notched the first goal of her career in the 37th minute. Less than two minutes into the second half and her team down by three, Ahluwalia stepped up and delivered on a penalty stroke bid for not only her first collegiate goal, but her first point in a Dartmouth uniform.
HER FIRST YEAR
- Freshman goalkeeper Emma Plumb played all 70 minutes at UNH, eclipsing the 800-minute mark for the season. In doing so, she becomes the first rookie goalkeeper to reach the figure since Meagan Vakiener ’12 did so in her first season back in 2008 (1,910:18).
- Plumb’s save percentage of .735 coming into the weekend ranks as the 20th best in the nation.
Saturday’s game will be carried live and in HD on the Ivy League Digital Network for subscribers. DartmouthSports.com will also provide live stats. Fans can also track all the action on Twitter by following the team’s official account: @DartmouthFH.