Lois Schonberger


Kannanberg's goal lifts women's soccer in NCAAs

MILWAUKEE -- Women's soccer at Dartmouth has been nothing this year if not exciting. And to the great relief of its many fans, this fall's squad will continue to entertain for at least another match. In a hotly contested match Friday night at Marquette University's Valley Fields, the Big Green took the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers through two sudden-death overtimes before freshman Katherine Kannenberg, a Wisconsin native, netted the game winner late in the second extra session to lift the Big Green to 1-0 triumph, disappointing the hometown crowd and securing a spot in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Big Green will face Michigan, 1-0 winners over host Marquette, Sunday at 1 p.m.

Lady Ruggers: Champions

This past weekend in Amherst, Mass., the undefeated Dartmouth Woman's Rugby Club became the 2001 Northeastern Champions.

Team Goes For 3 vs. Crimson

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.

Women Look to Follow Up Victory

The Dartmouth women's soccer team will step onto Chase Field Sunday at noon in an Ivy League match-up against Columbia, hoping to capitalize on the momentum gathered after Wednesday's rousing 2-0 win over Syracuse. A few key changes in lineup and pregame warmup seemed to make the difference in Wednesday's match, helping the Big Green avoid the disastrous string of early goals-against that had hampered earlier efforts.

A Team Looking to Regroup

The Dartmouth women's soccer team is taking a much-needed break this weekend. Returning home from a disappointing loss to the Terriers of Boston University on Wednesday, the Big Green now has its first extended rest during what has thus far been a frustrating season, one marked by a lack of scoring prowess. Among those most thankful for the chance to recover are sophomores Lea Kiefer and Kelly Partridge. Pulled muscles sidelined both players for the BU game, forcing them to watch from the stands as the Terriers broke through the Big Green defense to win 2-0. After an encouraging showing in a scoreless tie at Yale last weekend, the Dartmouth women took the field in Boston hoping to continue the smart play they showed against the Bulldogs, only to walk off the pitch after 90 minutes with another loss and a frustrating weight on their shoulders. Of the recent frustration, junior defender Meaghan Kelly said: "I think one of the main reasons for the disappointment of the past few games has been a lack of mental toughness and focus for 90 minutes. "We haven't played hard, with desire, until half of the game is over or we get scored on." Showing promise from the start of preseason, this year's team has displayed all the key ingredients that have made past squads so successful in national arenas. Like teams of the past, this incarnation has quick attackers like Laura Ashley '03, intelligent playmakers at the midfield like Mary McVeigh '03, gutsy defenders like Shannon Agner '02 and a pervading team unity. Still, it hasn't been enough to put points on the board thus far this season. Despite the consistent backstopping efforts of Big Green keepers Julia Shields, a sophomore, and Anne Marbarger, a freshman, both have found themselves digging the ball out of the back of their own nets more often than they have celebrated a teammate's goal on the opposite side of the field. Now, the team has a week-long break to rest, reflect and prepare for the upcoming test at Syracuse in Upstate N.Y.