Dartmouth Big Green (7-9, 2-4 Ivy) vs.
Cornell Big Red (9-6, 2-4 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Hanover, N.H. – Chase Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 22-14-1
Last Time: 11.5.16 | L, 9-1 | Ithaca
The Dartmouth field hockey team plays host to Cornell in the final game of the season Saturday at Chase Field. Game time is set for noon.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green are coming off a 6-2 defeat at the hands of No. 16 Harvard last Saturday in the penultimate game of the 2017 season. Junior Gemma Bautista scored both goals for Dartmouth in the first half as the visitors came out to a strong start but were unable to hold off the resurgent Crimson attack.
- The Big Red come into Saturday’s game with a 9-6 overall record after defeating Lehigh, 4-0, in the most recent outing, a game that also served as Senior Day for the members of the team playing their final game in Ithaca.
- Cornell and Dartmouth are tied in the Ivy League standings with each posting a 2-4 record. Both have beaten Brown, while the Green took down Columbia and the Red bested Yale.
- Krysten Mayers leads the team in scoring with 16 points on six goals (also a team best) and four assists. Katie Carlson’s six helpers this season lead the team, while her 14 points are second.
- In goal, Maddie Henry has been the keeper of record in 10 games, boasting a 6-5 mark to go along with a 1.56 goals against average and a .786 save percentage. Kelly Johnson has a 3-1 mark in addition to a 1.14 goals against average and a .789 save percentage, giving Cornell a solid goalkeeping duo.
AGAINST THE BIG RED
- Dartmouth is in the midst of a four-game losing streak to Cornell, having not beaten their colorful counterparts since the 2012 season.
- Last year, the Big Red ended the Big Green’s season with a 9-1 result in Ithaca.
Following Saturday’s game, Dartmouth’s coaching and support staff will honor the members of the Class of 2018 during Senior Day ceremonies.
- Morgan Philie: A two-year captain and member of the 2016 All-Ivy Second Team. Philie is one of just 10 players in program history to serve as team captain in multiple seasons. A defensive stalwart, this Maryland native has molded herself into a dominant presence in the offensive end, smashing her career highs in scoring the last two years.
- Sarah Tabeek: A tough competitor with a high level of energy, she was also named to the 2016 All-Ivy League Second Team. An injury early in her career cost her games played, but did little to diminish the impact she has had on this program in her four seasons.
- Anna Ewasechko: Missing her entire senior season while recovering from an injury, it would’ve been easy for this Calgary native to fade into the background. But she is at the foreground of nearly every Dartmouth home game, encouraging her teammates on the sidelines and offering her insight on the play.
- Emily Wechsler: Few players in team history have been thrust into a more unenviable spot and excelled like she has. Joining the team after the start of the season to help solidify the goalkeeping position, she was called into action and stood her ground admirably, including helping the Big Green to a comeback win against in-state rival UNH in mid-October with a nine-save showing.
- Only two Ivy League teams this season have registered more assists than the Big Green’s 37. Harvard has 48, while Cornell has 41.
SEE IT, STOP IT
- Thanks to Jessica Valvano’s defensive save at Harvard, the Green and White moved into double digits this year. Dartmouth now is second in the Ancient Eight with 10 defensive saves, trailing only Columbia’s 11.
- Philie remains second in the league with four, while Valvano is now tied for third with three of her own.
- Amrit Ahluwalia, Maddie Donahue and Taylor Hantman all have one each.
SPANOS SCORING FIGURES
- Despite being held off the scoresheet in Cambridge, sophomore Katie Spanos remains sixth in the league’s scoring with 25 points.
- Her nine assists and 0.56 assists per game figure both rank fifth in the conference.
Thanks to her two goals at Harvard, Bautista has moved into a first-place tie with Spanos for the team lead in goals as both have eight with one game remaining. The two players came into this season having combined for just four scores in their collegiate careers.
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.
The 2017 offseason and the 2018 regular season.