By: Charlotte Brackett
Dartmouth (4-7-2, 1-4-2) vs. Rensselaer (0-18-1, 0-8-0)
Date: Friday, Jan. 3
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Hanover, N.H. / Thompson Arena
Dartmouth vs. Union (2-14-3, 2-4-1)
After having a three-week break and ringing in the New Year, the Dartmouth women’s hockey team will be back in action at Thompson Arena, facing ECAC Hockey foes Rensselaer and Union for the first time this season.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green concluded the first half of the season on Dec. 13 with a 2-1 victory over Franklin Pierce at home.
GOALIE OF THE WEEK
Kayla Wormsbecher was named the ECAC Hockey MAC Goaltending Goalie of the Week following the game against Franklin Pierce. Wormsbecher got her first of the season after having not appeared in net since November of last year. She had 15 saves and a .938 save percentage while earning her first collegiate win.
SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
This season has been a tough one for RPI, who enters 2020 with an overall record of 0-18-1 and 0-8-0 in conference play. The Engineers are riding a 12-game losing streak after a 2-2 tie against Holy Cross on Oct. 27. Some games have been very close, like a 2-1 loss to St. Lawrence and a 5-4 loss to No. 5 Clarkson back at the beginning of November.
Blake Orosz leads the team in goals (4) and points (6).
LAST TIME AGAINST RPI
The Big Green dropped both of their games to the Engineers last season, falling 2-1 at home in December and 5-2 on the road in February.
SCOUTING THE DUTCHWOMEN
Union heads into the New Year with a 2-14-3 record and a 2-4-1 mark in ECAC Hockey play. The Dutchwomen have been winless since a 4-2 victory over Quinnipiac on Nov. 16 and, since then, have gone 0-5-2.
There is a three-way tie for first with eight points. Rachel de Period (3-5-8), Grace Heiting (3-5-8) and Leah Herrfort (2-6-8) all lead the team.
LAST TIME AGAINST UNION
The Green went 1-1 vs. the Dutchwomen in 2018-19. Dartmouth had a 4-2 win at Thompson on Nov 30, but had a 4-1 loss when on the road on Feb. 9.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
Wormsbecher played all 60 minutes against Franklin Pierce, appearing in net for the first time this season. She has a .938 save percentage and 1.00 goals against average. Hannah Humphreys has played the other 12 games and has a .898 save percentage and 2.71 goals against.
LEADING THE WAY
Billing remains first on the team in assists (8) and points (11), while Bowlby is first with five goals. All six power play goals have been scored by a different person, and the team’s one shorthanded tally was netted by Bowlby.
CAN’T BE THERE?
Fans can watch live stats and live video on ESPN+ at DartmouthSports.com. To keep up with the team both on and off the ice, follow the team’s official twitter: @Dartmouth_WIH.
NEXT UP FOR DARTMOUTH
The Green will be at home again next weekend when they host Princeton and Quinnipiac.