PRINCETON, N.J.- Despite a late goal from junior midfielder Chrissy Lozier (Fairfield, Conn.) the Dartmouth women's soccer team couldn't find the net late, falling 2-1 to Princeton on Saturday afternoon.
The teams played 74:31 of scoreless soccer before the Tigers were able to break through. Princeton's Lauren Lazo connected on a header off a corner kick to give the Tigers the advantage. Princeton capitalized on the momentum shift and just four minutes later scored what would be the game winner on Lazo's second goal of the game.
Lozier was able to get some of it back with a header in the box on a ball from teammate Marina Moschitto (Andover, Mass.) just 55 seconds after the Tigers second goal. The goal was Lozier's sixth of the season and her four goal coming on a header. Aurelia Solomon (Washington, D.C.) had a shot at the tying goal in the 80th minute but Princeton's Claire Pinciaro made the save handing Dartmouth its first loss in four games.
The Big Green defense did a good job on Princeton's leading scorer, Jen Hoy, holding her to just one shot in the contest. Lozier led the Dartmouth offense with a team-high six shots, while Libby Hamlin (Vernon, Conn.) added four shots. As a team, Dartmouth outshot Princeton (6-3-1, 2-0 Ivy League), 16-9, and held a 5-3 advantage on corner kicks.
Dartmouth (6-3-0, 1-1 Ivy League) came out very aggressive tallying the first four shots of the contest. Senior tri-captain Kim Rose (Seaford,N.Y.) had the best scoring opportunity in the opening minutes, teeing the ball up in the midfield and making Pinciaro, make the first save of the game.
Rose tallied two shots on goal in the first frame while Emma Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) added three first-half shot, two of which were on goal.
The first half was characterized by tough play from both teams, but the Big Green seemed to control much of the offense giving the Tigers just two scoring opportunities.
In the closing minutes of the half, Hamlin looked as if she might break the, 0-0, deadlock. Hamlin's head connected with the ball in the box but Pinciaro was there to make the save.
The Big Green will jump out of Ivy League conference action when they take on No. 20 Pepperdine in non-conference action on Monday. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Burnham Field.
Dartmouth (6-3, 1-1 Ivy) vs. Princeton (6-3-1, 2-0 Ivy)
Date: Sep 29, 2012 Attendance: 423 Weather: 60s, partly sunny
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Dartmouth........... 0 1 - 1
Princeton........... 0 2 - 2
1. 74:31 PRIN Lazo, Lauren (1) (Blosser, Caitlin;Kergides, Kacie) - On CK from 5, headed (22), then 3
2. 78:04 PRIN Lazo, Lauren (2) (unassisted) - Shot from top rt corner of 18
3. 78:56 DART Lozier, Chrissy (6) (Moschitto, Marina) - Headed in
Shots: Dartmouth 16, Princeton 9
Saves: Dartmouth 4 (Saunders, Tatiana 4), Princeton 9 (Pinciaro, Claire 9)