September 9, 2016
ALL THE LITTLE THINGS
Big Green women stopped by Central Michigan
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth women’s team’s home unbeaten streak ended at two games after a 1-0 loss to Central Michigan at Burnham Field Friday night.
The Big Green (3-2-0) outshot the Chippewas (6-0-0), 11-8.
“I think both teams did a nice job on defense,” Dartmouth coach Ron Rainey said. “When balls were lost, both teams got behind the ball and it gave both squads some opportunities to score. I thought it was a great game and a good college soccer game. In these games there are going to be some one-goal results.
“This was a good game. In these one-goal games we think it’s important to do all the little things and credit to them on their goal, they had a nice finish. I think after the goal we created some chances and we did some good things in the attack.”
The Big Green came out strong as Brittany Champagne unleashed a shot on the right side of the goal after a corner kick, then senior captain, Holly Patterson’s header was saved.
Central Michigan, which controlled possession for much of the game, scored on a 58th-minute header by Eliza Van de Kerkhove past Casey Cousineau into the top right corner of the net.
The Big Green’s best chance came in the 86th minute, freshman Charlotte Esty crossing to an open Meredith Gurnee, who shot high.