Friday, December 21, 2012

Game 2: Dartmouth vs. Australia

Game 2 vs the Australian National Team.

With the forecast calling for another beautiful and sunny day, our second game versus the Australians showcased a strong Big Green defensive unit with standout performances from goalkeeper Kristen Giovaniello '14 and Bailey Johnson '14. In the attacking end, our focus was to maintain possession and run through our plays, however a high pressure Aussie defense was determined to force us to goal.

Big Green goalkeeper Kristen Giovaniello '14 showcased poised and confidence throughout the entire 60-minute competition, causing multiple turnovers and scooping up numerous ground balls outside cage. Her play inside the cage proved to be just as stellar as she compiled 15 point-blank saves against some of the world's best players.

Anjalie Christie ‘14 got Dartmouth on the scoreboard first with a fast break, quick passing goal from Samantha Schiff ‘14. Ellie Clayton ‘13 tallied our second goal off a pinpoint pass from freshman Danielle Lisovicz ‘16. The Big Green’s third goal cut the Aussie lead in half when Bailey Johnson ‘14 intercepted a pass in our defensive end. Kelsey Johnson ‘13 and Liz Calby ‘14 then connected quickly through the midfield to get the ball finally into Christine Lushefski’s ‘15 hands for a textbook transition goal. Byrne, Lisovicz and Allard rounded out Dartmouth’s goals leading to a final score of 16-6 in favor of the Aussies.

Dartmouth will play a third and final match against the Australian National Team, Saturday at 10am.

GOALS: Allard (1), Byrne (1), Christie (1), Clayton (1), Lisovicz (1), Lushefski (1)
ASSISTS: Calby (2), Lisovicz (2), Bowers (1), Schiff (1)
SAVES: Giovanniello (15)
DRAW CONTROLS: Australia- 15, Dartmouth- 9