Dartmouth Big Green (7-8, 2-3 Ivy) vs.
No. 16 Harvard Crimson (11-4, 4-1 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Cambridge, Mass. – Berylson Field.
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 24-17-4
Last Time: 10.29.16 | L, 3-1 | Hanover
The Dartmouth field hockey team takes on 16th-ranked Harvard Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the final road game of the 2017 season.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green pushed their win streak to three games with a 4-3 win Tuesday night at Holy Cross in a game marred by torrential rains throughout.
- Four different Dartmouth players scored goals in the game with Katie Spanos, Morgan Philie, Tatum Schultz, and Jocelyn Wulf all notching tallies in the rain. Wulf and Schultz came off the bench to score their second and third respective goals of the year.
- Katie Persin registered a pair of assists in the game as well, the first two of the season for the sophomore.
- An assist from Sarah Tabeek was her third in the last three games.
- The Crimson are ranked 16th in the most recent national poll and are coming off a 2-1 win Tuesday night at home against No 21 Boston University.
- Harvard has just one blemish on its conference record thanks to a 3-0 loss to No. 14 Princeton last Saturday in a battle of Ivy unbeatens. Princeton is now in the driver’s seat for the Ancient Eight crown, but Harvard remains alone in second thanks to Dartmouth taking care of Columbia and not allowing the Lions to move into a second-place tie with the now 4-1 Crimson.
- Harvard’s 55 goals this season are 13 more than second-place Princeton (42). The Crimson’s 20 goals allowed is also two fewer than the Tigers for the best defensive figure of the year.
- Freshman Mimi Tarrant and junior Kathleen Young are tied for the team lead in scoring as each has 23 points. Young leads the team with 10 goals, while Tarrant’s seven assists are the most on the Harvard roster this fall.
- In goal, the Crimson have used a mix of junior Libby Manela and senior Ovia Startup. Startup is a perfect 7-0 this season, while Manela is 4-4, but has a better goals against average (1.14 to 1.54) and a far better save percentage (.744 to .474) in 160 more minutes.
AGAINST THE CRIMSON
- Dartmouth’s senior class will look to spoil Harvard’s Senior Day with their first win over the Crimson since coming to Hanover.
- The Big Green’s last win in the series was a 4-2 victory in Cambridge during the 2013 season, dropping the last three.
MOVIN’ ON UP
- Thanks to her current five-game scoring streak in which she’s accumulated 10 points, Spanos has moved into a tie for fourth in the Ivy League this season with 25.
- Her eight goals rank seventh in the conference, while her 10 assists are tied for second, trailing only Princeton’s Julianna Tornetta by one.
Although Spanos leads the Big Green in assists, Philie’s three-assists game against New Hampshire last week is the best single-game total by any Ivy player this season. That three-helper outing also is tied for the seventh-best game in terms of assists by any player in the nation in 2017.
A ROAD WIN…
…would even the Big Green’s record in true road games year. Dartmouth is 3-4 in such contests and 3-5 away from Chase Field altogether this season when taking into consideration a neutral-site loss to Longwood at Delaware way back in early September.
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network. Fans can track all the action via live stats and on Twitter as well by following the team’s official account: @DartmouthFH.
Dartmouth returns home to wrap-up the season next Saturday against Cornell. Game time from Chase Field is set for noon.