Women's hockey takes it to the Friars
It was business as usual for the Dartmouth women's hockey team on Wednesday as it soundly defeated 10th ranked Providence 5-1 on the road. With a 12-1-1 record, the team is ranked number one in the nation by every major poll and has been playing several levels above the competition.
"We want to improve each game. We may lose another game or two this season but that won't be the end of the world. But by the end of the season we want to be at our pinnacle," said goalie Meaghan Cahill '01.
The regular cast of characters made their mark on Wednesday's game. Liz Macri '01 openned up the game with a goal 3:50 into the first period. Providence played tough and managed to even up the score at 8:42, but 19 seconds later Sarah Clark '04 put Dartmouth on top for good.
The Big Green come out strong in the second period, as they normally do. Jen Wiehn '01, Carrie Sekela '01, and Carly Haggard '03 each scored a goal in the second period to make the score 5-1 going into the third period.
Kim McCulloughn '02 and Correne Bredin '02 made two and three assists respectively on the day. Cahill made 19 saves in net for the Big Green.
Indeed, the game was typical of the women's performace in almost every way. The team scores on average about 4.5 goals - the best in the league. Defensively, Dartmouth allows a league low 1.8 goals per game. So a score of 5-1 is an average night for the Big Green.
"It was a typical game in terms of shots, goals and when we scored them. We just went out and played our game and our game is winning 5-1," Cahill said.
Cahill in particular has been a key factor in Dartmouth's success, improving significantly on a good season last year while platooning time with Amy Ferguson '03.