November 5, 2016
CLOCKED BY CORNELL
Big Green women close with loss
ITHACA, N.Y.-- The Dartmouth women’s team surrendered two early goals in falling, 4-1, to Cornell in both teams’ Ivy League season-finale Saturday.
The Big Green (7-7-2 overall, 0-5-2 Ivy) outshot the Big Red (5-9-2, 2-4-1), 18-17, but Cornell controlled the pace for most of the match.
Kailey Joyce headed in her first goal of the season off an
Elizabeth Crowell corner kick in the third minute, Kennedy Yearby sent a shot past a diving Casey Cousineau in the 11th minute, then Paige DeLoach scored off a failed clearance in the 36th minute as Cornell took a 3-0 halftime lead. Karli Berry’s 60th-minute shot ricocheted in off the bar for a four-goal edge before Gia Parker cut the Dartmouth deficit off a Holly Patterson feed in the 65th minute.
“We didn’t start off today with the mentality that we wanted and Cornell capitalized on the chances they had,” Big Green coach Ron Rainey said. “We showed heart and desire in a ton of the games we played this year, especially the ones that ended close. I think when our team fights for each other and works hard and does a good job communicating, I feel like we do really well. I thought we took some good steps toward that this year. Overall this season I thought there were a lot of great moments that we will remember fondly.
“We talked a lot about trying to play balls forward and make runs forward. I thought that was a nice combination. I truly felt that if we had got the second one with 15 or 17 minutes left, then we would have been able to continue to create chances. We spotted Cornell too many goals today and that made it hard.”