Dartmouth falls to No. 7 Cornell

HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women's hockey team fought hard against Cornell, dropping the game by a score of 4-0. The Big Green are now 0-3-0 both overall and in ECAC Hockey, while the Big Red improved to 3-0-0 and 2-0-0 in conference action.
 
It was a big day for sophomore Kayla Wormsbecher, who made both her collegiate debut and started her first game, making 34 saves in all.
 
"Although not the outcome we wanted, our efforts were much better this afternoon," head coach Laura Schuler said. "We are starting to manage and take care of the puck a lot better. We played a solid first and third period, but were not good in the second. We still need to find a way to put together a full 60 minutes of hockey. We are a very young team and each game, we continue to learn and grow."
 
Dartmouth defense looked good in the first period, thwarting all of Cornell's chances. The Green killed off the first penalty of the afternoon, only to have the Big Red find the back of the net 20 seconds after it ended. Dartmouth continued to test goalie Marlene Boissonnault, but could not solve her, and Cornell took its one-goal lead into the second.
 
Throughout the first half of the second period, the Green took 13 shots in the hopes of scoring the tying goal. Six of those shots tested Boissonnault, but the Big Red netminder stopped all of them. Cornell took their 1-0 advantage and ran away with it, netting a trio of tallies in less than two minutes.

The combination of 14 saves by Wormsbecher and blocked shots by freshman Lotti Odnoga, sophomore Katerina Dajia and junior Bailee Brekke helped keep the Big Red out of the net in the third period. The Big Green kept at it and made Boissonnault work hard over the course of those 20 minutes, but could not break through.

Dartmouth will be on the road again next weekend, taking on Princeton and Quinnipiac.