October 9, 2012

Women's Soccer Opens Three-Game Home Stand With Tuesday Night Non-League Game against Dartmouth

After a weekend away from Providence, the Brown women's soccer team (6-4) will return to Stevenson Field tonight to take on the Dartmouth Big Green (7-4) in the first of three consecutive home contests over the next two weeks.  The Bears will be looking to regain momentum in tonight's game, as they are coming off of a 2-0 loss to the Princeton Tigers, their third defeat in as many games. This mid-week matchup is a non-conference contest, the first of three that the Bears will play against Ivy League foes this season.

Brown fans who aren't able to be in Providence can follow the action on live video ($$), live audio (free) and live stats (free). Links to all three are available on the women's soccer schedule on Brownbears.com.

Brown vs Dartmouth
Series Record:
Dartmouth, 18-17-1 (first meeting – 1979)
Last Brown Win:
1-0 in overtime (2011)
Last Dartmouth Win:
2-1 (September 23, 2012)
Last Tie:
0-0 in overtime (1989)

About Brown: The Bears' offensive efforts are lead by sophomore Chloe Cross (Seattle, WA) and junior Mika Siegelman (Piedmont, CA), as the two combine for just under half of the team's points. Cross has registered eight points on the season, all goals, while Siegelman accounts for seven points, contributing three goals and one assist. Senior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) and junior Louisa Pitney (Washington, D.C.) have each netted a goal and tallied two assists. Six additional Bears have added points, with Emily Wingrove (Westwood, MA) and Diana Ohrt (Simi Valley, CA) each scoring one goal, and Alison Mullin (Boulder, CO) notching two assists. After scoring at least once in their first eight outings, the Bears have been dormant for the past two games, scoring their last goal in a 2-1 loss to Dartmouth on September 23rd. Defensively, the duo of Amber Bledsoe (Cincinnati, OH) and MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY) remain solid, splitting time in nine of the ten games Brown has played. They both have a .850 save percentage, with Bledsoe stopping 24 of the 28 shots she has faced and Barrett saving 30 of the 35 shots she has encountered.

Last time vs. Dartmouth: When the teams met in Hanover two weeks ago, the Big Green snapped Brown's four-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory, despite aggressive defensive efforts and a second half push from the Bears. After several attempts, Dartmouth's first goal was scored sixteen minutes into the game, when Chrissy Lozier beat junior Amber Bledsoe (Cinciinnati, OH) with a shot to the right corner. The teams battled back and forth for the rest of the half, but Dartmouth extended its lead three minutes into the second with a goal from Marina Moschitto. Brown rallied with a corner kick five minutes later, as junior Emily Wingrove (Westood, MA) picked up the rebound of a shot by senior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) and knocked it into the net, but the Bears were unable to gain any more ground on the Big Green. Both teams ended the game with five shots on goal, as Tatiana Saunders registered four saves for Dartmouth, and Bledsoe (2) and Barrett (1) combined to make three saves for Brown.

About Dartmouth: Since beating the Bears in their last meeting two weeks ago, the Big Green have had mixed luck, losing to Princeton (0-1) and Pepperdine (0-1) and then rallying with a 3-1 win over Yale on Saturday. Emma Brush leads the team in scoring with 15 points (6g, 3a), and Chrissy Lozier has scored six goals to contribute twelve points to their offensive efforts. Dartmouth's scoring is widespread, with nine different goal scorers and five additional players adding assists. Tatiana Saunders has started all eleven of Dartmouth's games in net, registering a GAA of .90 and a save percentage of .811 while stopping 43 of the 53 shots she has faced and tallying three shutouts on the season.

Up Next: After today's non-conference competition, the Bears will look to earn their first Ivy League win of the season against Harvard. The contest will take place on Stevenson Field at 4:00pm on Saturday, October 13th.

Pictured: Charlotte Beach '16 is one of nine Bears to have played in all 10 games so far this year. Photo by DSPics.net.