Dartmouth drops game to RIT

Dartmouth drops game to RIT

HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women's hockey opened its two-game series against RIT on Friday, falling to the Tigers by a score of 5-1.
 
Senior Tess Bracken scored the first goal of the night and her fourth of the season to pick up her fifth point of the year. Junior Christina Rombaut also had a point with her assist. In net, senior Christine Honor had 21 saves, while RIT's Terra Lanteigne had 41.
 
"That's a hard one to lose when you outshoot a team, 42-25," head coach Laura Schuler said. "I thought we played well offensively. We created a lot of scoring chances, but we have to have better awareness when we're shooting."
 
Dartmouth (2-5-0) broke through first early in the opening period with Bracken's third goal this week. Her initial shot hit the pipe, was picked up by Rombaut and sent directly back to Bracken at the point. Bracken then shot the puck over Lanteigne's right shoulder. The Green held on to that lead for the majority of the first until RIT (2-6-3) tied it up with 46 seconds to go.
 
Both teams almost broke the tie seconds apart in the second period. A minute in, a Tiger hit the pipe and the puck trickled behind Honor before being cleared by sophomore Megan Cornell. Immediately afterwards, freshman Sara McClanahan tried to take advantage of Lanteigne getting caught behind the net, but a defender got in the way. It was RIT that got the go ahead, scoring at 4:02 and 13:43 to take a two-goal lead.
 
The Tigers controlled the start of the third, finding the back of the net at 2:57 and 9:08, giving themselves a 5-1 lead. Bracken hit the pipe for the second time that night, but the game ended before Dartmouth could get one back.  
 
Dartmouth and RIT will be back at 3 p.m. on Saturday.