Field hockey blanks Holy Cross

by Carly O'Connell | 11/1/00 6:00am

In the first night game ever played on Scully-Fahey Field, the Dartmouth field hockey team beat Holy Cross last night 2-0. The game was also the last home game for the Big Green, who are now 9-7.

"It was our last home game, and the first night game ever, and therefore a really important one for those reasons. Everyone really stepped it up, and came to play." said Co-Captain Jillian Joyce '01.

Bekka Stucker '04 opened scoring for Dartmouth 15 minutes into the game. The pass came from teammate Caitlin Barrett '04, and Stucker put it past Holy Cross goalie Jennifer Corsilli.

Dartmouth's second goal came at 27:30 in the second half from the team's leading scorer, Lauren Welsh '03.

Although they didn't score again, the Big Green dominated the rest of the half, receiving nine penalty corners while Holy Cross did not get any.

"The second half was key," Joyce said. "Our goal was six corners, and we surpassed that. We followed the game plan so well, and that was so important."

Co-Captain Brittany D'Augustine '01 said, "Everyone played their hearts out. We started with a bang, and never let up. Another shut-out after Sunday was also really great."

The last home game made the win a particularly special one for those players saying goodbye to Dartmouth -- seniors Joyce, D'Augustine and Kristen Scopaz '00.

"We knew we had to win it for the seniors, so everyone played their hardest for them," Katie Putnam '04 said. "This game was all for them."