W. soccer wins fourth straight
The Dartmouth women's soccer team defeated Syracuse University yesterday afternoon by a single goal scored in the 73rd minute of play. Dartmouth gained revenge on the 'Cuse, who had beaten the Big Green a year ago.
"Today was a great win for us," said Johanna Putnam '03, who scored the game's only goal. "They're a solid team and have had an impressive season.
"We were able to control the game. This built a lot of confidence for us."
Jamie Lange '02 assisted Putnam's goal, serving a pass behind the Syracuse defense. Putnam took it and maneuvered the ball past Syracuse goalie Katie Karlander.
While Dartmouth notched an 18-5 advantage in shots on goal, Dartmouth managed to shut out Syracuse largely thanks to goalie Kristin Luckenbill '01. In the 62nd minute, Luckenbill made a diving stop of a Christine LeMieux shot from close in to maintain a scoreless tie.
On the day, Luckenbill saved four shots. Karlander stopped nine for the 'Cuse.
The Big Green have gone on a four-game win streak, improving to 7-2 on the year (2-1 Ivy). They have some of their toughest competition yet to come, beginning with number 25 Richmond this Friday.
Said Putnam, "If we keep this up and play our game, our season will be a great one."