By: Pat Salvas
Dartmouth Big Green (3-5, 0-1) vs.
Brown Bears (2-6, 0-1)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 â€“ 12 p.m.
Location: Providence, R.I. â€“ Goldberger Field
All-Time Series: 29-12-2
Last Time: 9.29.18 | W, 4-2
Live Stats | ESPN+
Dartmouth Big Green (3-5*) vs.
Providence Friars (5-4*)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 â€“ 1 p.m.
Location: Providence, R.I. â€“ Lennon Family Field
All-Time Series: 6-5
Last Time: 10.15.17 | L, 3-1
Live Stats | Live Video
The Dartmouth field hockey team is headed to the Ocean State this weekend for a pair of games in the state capital, taking on Brown and Providence on Saturday and Sunday.
LAST TIME OUT
â€¢ The Big Green split their weekend at home against No. 10 Princeton and UMass Lowell.
â€¢ Dartmouth dropped its Ivy League opener against the Tigers, 4-0, Saturday, but managed to bounce back Sunday with a 4-3 overtime win against the River Hawks.
â€¢ The home team got goals from four different goal scorers in the win with Katie Spanos scoring her second OT winner of the season near the midway point of the fifth period.
GOAL SCORERS vs. LOWELL
â€¢ Tatum Schultz: Her first-half goal was the first Dartmouth tally of the game. It was also her first of the season and the seventh of her career.
â€¢ Carmen Braceras: Scoring her team-leading fifth goal of the season sparked the comeback bid after trailing 3-1. Braceras’ career high is seven goals as a rookie in 2016 when she played in 17 games. Her five goals this season have come in the team’s first eight contests to give her a 0.63 goals per game mark, second best in the Ancient Eight.
â€¢ Holley Cromwell: Scored the first goal of her career, stealing a pass from the River Hawks defense, faking out the goalkeeper and depositing the tying goal with 1:17 left in regulation. It was also the first point of her career.
â€¢ Katie Spanos: Notched her second OT goal in the last two weeks, accounting for half of her four markers this season. She would add an assist on the Braceras goal for a three-point day, bringing her career total to 66 points, four shy of moving into seventh all-time in program history.
â€¢ The Bears are 2-6 overall this season and 0-1 in Ivy League play after falling to Columbia, 4-2, last week.
â€¢ Both of their wins have come at home as they are 2-2 in four games played at Goldberger Family Field in 2019.
â€¢ Danielle van Rootselaar leads the team in both points (7) and goals (3) this season. She is tied with Gina Openshaw for the goal lead.
â€¢ Brown has used three goalkeepers this season. Allee Ayles has played the most and is 1-4, while Calista Manuzza is 1-2 in half the time.
â€¢ The Friars are 5-4 coming into the weekend, but will play Friday at Villanova in a Big East game before hosting the Green and White two days later.
â€¢ In their last home game, they dropped a 0-2 game to No. 6 Louisville.
â€¢ Providence is led by Izzy Mendez and her five goals and 12 points. Mary O’Reilly is second in scoring with seven points, but leads the team with a trio of helpers.
â€¢ Lydia Rice has played all 593 minutes and sports a 1.42 goals against average and .720 save percentage.
BRILLIANT ON THE BACKEND
â€¢ Sophomore Isabella Santucci continues to be strong in the Dartmouth cage this season as she is third in the nation with 8.50 saves per game, a figure that ranks as the best in the Ivy League to this point with the next closest at 6.29.
â€¢ Santucci’s .716 save percentage so far is also the top figure by any keeper in the Ivy League.
â€¢ She is also getting help from her teammates as the Big Green are tied for third in the nation as a team with seven defensive saves this year. Included in that figure are three made on Saturday in the Ivy League opener.
â€¢ Those three against Princeton are the most in a game this season by a team in Division I, along with three other programs that have also reached that figure.
A WIN WOULDâ€¦
â€¢ â€¦Be much better than a loss.
â€¢ â€¦Be the 364 in program history (363-347-33).
â€¢ Saturday’s game at Brown will be carried live on ESPN+. Providence’s game will be streamed through Friars.com.
â€¢ Fans can also track all the action on Twitter and Instagram by following the team’s official accounts: @DartmouthFH.
â€¢ Live stats are provided in the links above.
â€¢ The Big Green heads to Penn and Yale the next two weekends following this week in Providence.