Field hockey wins close contest with Vermont

by Kimberly Siciliano | 10/19/00 5:00am

Carolyn Steele '03 put back a penalty stroke for the Dartmouth field hockey team on the road this past Tuesday, leading her squad to a close 1-0 victory over the University of Vermont.

The win improved the Big Green's record to 7-4 overall, 3-1 Ivy. Vermont's overall record dropped to 5-8.

"Our defense was as strong as I've seen it this season," said goaltender and tri-captain Brittany D'Augustine '01. "UVM never stopped pounding throughout the entire game and our defense stayed poised and denied their shooting opportunities."

The game was largely even, though Dartmouth was the dominant offensive team.

With 13:34 remaining in the first half, a penalty stroke was called against the Catamounts, and Steele stepped up to the challenge. Her low shot into the left corner of the cage got past Catamounts goalkeeper Holly Colberg, gave the Big Green its narrow margin of victory.

The second half of the game saw more even play, concluding without a score for either team.

Dartmouth was able to both outshoot and outcorner the Catamounts, 16-9 and 6-2.

The Big Green goalkeeper, D'Augustine, made five Saves, and tallied her second shutout of the season. Colbert make nine saves for Vermont.

Dartmouth returns to Ivy action this Saturday with an away game against Columbia. Start time will be 10:30 a.m..