Team Goes For 3 vs. Crimson

by Lois Schonberger | 10/26/01 5:00am

The Dartmouth women's soccer team will be riding two rousing victories in the last week as it heads to Cambridge to face Harvard Saturday at 12. A win against the well-respected Crimson squad would bolster its position in both the Ivy standings and national spotlight.

The Dartmouth women got a break this week when they learned that Harvard's starting goalkeeper, Cheryl Gunther, will miss the game due to a red card she received in Wednesday's match against Connecticut. The Crimson will have to start Robin Scatena, a senior with very little playing experience.

Dartmouth attackers like junior Laura Ashley--who scored two goals against both Columbia and Fairfield in the past week--and senior Katie Price--who has seen her share of tense Harvard rivalries--will up the pressure in Boston tomorrow, hoping to capitalize on a weakened Crimson defense.

After getting off to a rocky start this season, the Big Green appears to have settled into a successful style of play. Tomorrow's game promises to be a highly competitive match, providing a perfect measuring stick of the capabilities of this year's squad.

Last year's Harvard game ended in a memorable rush of screaming players across the snow-covered Chase Field after Dartmouth picked up a 2-0 win during Homecoming.