NEW HAVEN, Conn. â€“ Dartmouth women’s soccer was defeated, 3-1, Saturday afternoon at Yale. Erin Kawakami tied the match late in the first half, but two second half goals by the Bulldogs lifted the home team to victory.
The Big Green drop to 8-4-0 and 0-3-0 in the Ivy League, while the Bulldogs improve to 9-3-0 and 2-1-0 in the conference. Dartmouth and Yale were even with five shots on goal. Allie Winstanley had four shots with three on goal.
“Our team battled and there were moments where we put together some nice possessions and created chances,” said head coach Ron Rainey. “We went over some things that would help at halftime and had more opportunities. Credit to Yale, they did a nice job creating corners. We are going to have a great week of practice and keep our heads up as we get ready for Penn.”
Each team had two shots in the first 17 minutes of the game. In the 24th minute, a Bulldog mistake set up a penalty kick for the Big Green. Winstanley fired the shot but it was saved with a diving stop by Yale’s Alyssa Fagel.
Yale struck first in the 29th minute. A cross from the left side by Ellery Winkler found Lydia Shaw in the box and Shaw made it 1-0 Bulldogs.
Dartmouth evened the score just before halftime in the 39th minute. Zoe Enright sent a long cross to Kawakami who dipped past her defender and sent home the equalizer.
The Bulldogs took advantage of their corner kicks as both of their second half goals in the 56th and 67th minutes came directly following a ball from the corner.
Dartmouth plays the final game of its three-game road trip at Penn on Saturday at 2 p.m.