CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of early goals from junior Gemma Bautista signaled a promising day for the Dartmouth field hockey team Saturday afternoon. However, in the end, No. 16 Harvard proved too much in a 6-2 home victory at Berylson Field.
Bautista scored in the 10th and 24th minutes, respectively, to give the Big Green (7-9, 2-4 Ivy) a 2-0 first-half lead. The Crimson (12-4, 5-1 Ivy) answered back with one tally before halftime and five more in the following frame to secure the ‘W’ and snap Dartmouth’s three-game win streak in the process.
Mimi Tarrant scored a pair of goals in the game and assisted on another for Harvard, while Olivia Allin, Bente van Vlijmen, Tessel Huibregtsen and Maddie Earle had the other Crimson markers in the game.
The home team also saw both Ellie Cookson and Victoria Boylett contribute on the scoresheet as each had a pair of assists.
Harvard’s offense seemed to be almost completely generated from the penalty corner as it had nine in the first half and 10 in the second for a 19-2 overall edge at the expense of the Big Green.
In all, the Crimson boasted a 20-2 edge in shots on goal and 35-4 advantage in total attempts. Dartmouth keeper Hailey Valerio stopped 13 shots in the game with Valvano getting credit for an impressive defensive save in the first half.
Harvard’s Olivia Startup played 65 minutes in goal and did not make a save, allowing both shots on goal she faced into the back of the cage. Backup keeper Callie Rennyson did not see any shots in just under six minutes of action.
Dartmouth will wrap-up its 2017 season next Saturday at home against Cornell. A postgame ceremony for Senior Day honoring Tabeek, Morgan Philie, Anna Ewasechko and Emily Wechsler will follow the conclusion of play.