Dartmouth Big Green (6-8) vs.
Holy Cross Crusaders (6-9)
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 – 6:05 p.m.
Location: Worcester, Mass. – Hart Turf Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 17-9-0
Last Time: 10.26.16 | W, 2-1 | Hanover
The Dartmouth field hockey team heads to Worcester for a Tuesday evening matchup against Holy Cross at Hart Turf Field.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green are coming off a 2-0 week in which they swept UNH and Columbia at home.
- The Big Green bested the Wildcats thanks to a five-point day from team captain Morgan Phillie, scoring once and assisting on two more. Gemma Bautista kicked in a pair of goals as well, while Katie Spanos had a goal and an assist in the game.
- Spanos continued her hot play with another marker and helper Saturday in the comeback win against Columbia. Rookie Tatum Schultz had the other goal in regulation and fellow freshman Taylor Hantman scored the first goal of her collegiate career 6:39 into overtime to help the home team erase a two-goal first-half deficit to beat the Lions, 3-2.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
- The Crusaders come into Tuesday’s game with a 6-9 overall mark. The team is 2-3 in Patriot League play.
- Maureen Connolly leads the team in scoring with 38 points on 15 goals and 8 assists. Her 2.53 points per game ranks seventh nationally. Her 38 total points is ninth in the nation and nine more than any other player from the Patriot League.
- Marcia LaPlante has played all 1,048 minutes in goal for Holy Cross this season, posting a 3.14 goals against average and a .751 save percentage in the process, the latter of which ranks 20th in Division I.
AGAINST THE CRUSADERS
- Dartmouth has won 17 of the 26 all-time meetings between the two schools thanks to a 2-1 victory in Hanover last fall.
- Carmen Braceras – then a freshman — scored with 1:37 left in regulation to give the home team the one-goal lead it would hold on to in the final minute for the win. Spanos set up the winner, making the centering feed over to Braceras. Philie scored the other Dartmouth goal in the 44th minute.
With junior goalkeeper Hailey Valerio back in the cage against Columbia, she was aided in her effort to keep balls out of the net by Philie and Jessica Valvano. Philie recorded a pair of defensive saves, while Valvano kicked in the second her season — tied for fifth in the Ancient Eight — and second of her career. Philie now has four this year – a figure that is second in the Ivy League — and 13 in her career.
WHERE SHE RANKS
Spanos ranks amongst the top players in the Ivy League this season:
- Goals (7): 8th
- Points (23): T-5th
- Assists (9): T-2nd
- Goals Per Game (0.50): T-9th
- Assists Per Game (0.64): T-2nd
Tuesday’s game will be carried live on Patriot 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 stays on the road to take on Harvard Saturday at 1 p.m. in the penultimate game of the 2017 campaign.