Dartmouth Big Green (4-5, 1-1 Ivy) vs.
Penn Quakers (4-5, 1-1 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 – 12 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia, Pa. – Ellen Vagelos Field
All-Time Series: Penn, 22-16-3
Last Time: 10.7.16 | L, 1-0 (2OT) | Hanover
The Dartmouth field hockey team looks to keep its perfect road trip intact Saturday afternoon at Penn in Philadelphia.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green picked up their first Ivy win of the season last Saturday in rainy Providence. Dartmouth needed two lightning delays, two overtimes and two extra rounds of a shootout to take down Brown, 3-2.
- The Quakers started the season with a trio of losses at home before finally breaking through with a win against cross-town rival Villanova, 2-0.
- Since, Penn has managed to pull itself to 4-5 overall and are even through two Ivy League games after falling to No. 13 Harvard, 6-0, in Cambridge last weekend.
- No surprise that Alexa Hoover leads the team in scoring with seven goals and 16 points as she has been a dominant force in the Ivy League since coming to Philadelphia three years ago.
AGAINST THE QUAKERS
- Penn holds a 22-16-3 all-time series edge in 41 meetings.
- Last season, Penn added to their total by defeating Dartmouth, 1-0, in double overtime in Hanover. Alexa Schneck scored the winner with 12:26 left in the second OT period after nearly 90 minutes of scoreless play.
- Dartmouth’s game at Brown was just the second shootout in the last two years after also taking down Bryant by the same 3-2 score at home last season.
- Like the Bryant game last year, Sarah Tabeek was big in the shootout, scoring twice against the Bears after notching the winner last year in the fifth round against the Bulldogs. Freshman Kira Koehler scored what proved to be the winning goal in the seventh round.
- Saturday’s game was the third double-overtime contest since the start of last season, including the Bryant and Penn games.
- However rare playing into a second overtime may be, it is less rare for this weekend’s opponents as they have needed two OTs to settle two of the last three meetings.
WEEKLY HONORS FROM THE IVY LEAGUE
Freshman Lia Constantine was tabbed as the most recent Ivy League Rookie of the Week for her strong performances in scoring goals at both Fairfield and Brown. The goal against the Stags proved to be the game winner and was the first of her collegiate career.
WEEKLY HONORS FROM DARTMOUTH!
For her immensely important role in Dartmouth’s 2-0 week, goalkeeper Hailey Valerio was named the DartmouthSports.com Female Athlete of the Week. Read about her accomplishments and see her interview HERE.
Saturday’s game will be carried live on the Ivy League Network. PennAthletics.com will also have live stats. Fans can track all the action on Twitter as well by following the team’s official account: @DartmouthFH.
The Green and White will wrap-up their four-game road trip next Saturday at Yale before a Sunday home game against Providence rounds out the weekend.