FIELD HOCKEY: Bulldogs beat Dartmouth 2–1 for another Ivy win
Field hockey earned an Ivy League win over Dartmouth on Saturday in Hanover.
Yale’s field hockey (9–7, 3–3 Ivy) team had another Ivy league win this weekend against Dartmouth College (3–13, 0–6 Ivy) in Hanover in their penultimate game of the season.
The game, hosted at Chase Field on Saturday, had a slow start, with no goals scored in the first period. The Big Green scored their first and only goal of the game 10 minutes into the second period, only for the Bulldogs to pull it back in the third.
“We demonstrated our ability to find a way and win despite conceding the first goal,” Coach Melissa Gonzalez said. “It’s great to see the team work together, be resilient, and execute the game plan.”
The third period upped the ante for the Bulldogs, as forward Lily Ramsey ’25 scored two goals.
Ramsey scored the first goal for the Bulldogs six minutes into the third off of an assist from Ashley Kim ’24 to tie the game. Six minutes later, Ramsey scored another goal to bring the Bulldogs ahead with a score of 2–1. This was Ramsey’s sixth goal of her sophomore season, with three of the six having been game winning goals.
“My personal highlight of the weekend was seeing the forward line finally putting into play what we have been focusing on in practice and finishing on our opportunities in the circle,” Ramsey said.
The fourth period of the game was scoreless and the Bulldogs won the game with a final score of 2–1.
Throughout the game, Theodora Dillman ’23 and Ramsey both attempted four shots, with one of Dillman’s shots on goal.
“Our defensive structure and ability to make tackles outside of the circle will be important for us,” Gonzalez wrote to the News. “Cornell has great attacking penalty corners and we have to do our best to protect our defensive circle and keep sustained pressure higher up the field. This will be a theme this week at practice as we approach our game against Cornell.”
The Bulldogs outshot Dartmouth on Saturday with 13 shots, seven of which were on net. The Big Green attempted eight shots, with three on net. The Bulldogs earned three penalty corners in the first three periods and two in the last, while Dartmouth earned their two in the fourth period.
Looking ahead, the Bulldogs will play their final game of the season on Saturday.
“I’m most looking forward to getting to play with this team one last time to achieve the goals we set out for ourselves during preseason,” Keely Comizio ’25 said.
The Bulldogs will travel to Ithaca to compete against Cornell University on Nov. 5.