Bente van Vlijmen Matches School Mark With 4 Goals; No. 15 Field Hockey Defeats Dartmouth, 7-1

Bente van Vlijmen matched a Harvard record with four goals, as the Crimson beat Dartmouth, 7-1, on Senior Day.
Bente van Vlijmen matched a Harvard record with four goals, as the Crimson beat Dartmouth, 7-1, on Senior Day.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior captain Bente van Vlijmen recorded a career high four goals to pace No. 15 Harvard field hockey (12-4, 5-1 Ivy League) in a 7-1 win over Dartmouth (3-12, 0-6 Ivy League) on Senior Day at Berylson Field.

Senior Maddie Earle, junior Hannah Pearce and sophomore Rachel Greenwood added goals, and senior goalkeeper Callie Rennyson made two saves to earn her second career win in net.

Harvard took control of the game early on, scoring three first quarter goals to put the pressure on the visiting Big Green.

Greenwood scored her ninth goal of the season at 2:31 of the opening frame, followed by a penalty corner goal from van Vlijmen (11:24), and another score from Earle at 12:16 to make it 3-0.

Harvard responded to Dartmouth's lone goal at 7:40 of the second quarter with two more scores to take a 5-1 lead at the half. Pearce scored on a shot from straightaway off a penalty corner at 8:55, and van Vlijmen made a beautiful run to the middle to score her second of the game at 11:25.

Harvard held Dartmouth to just one shot in the second half, while van Vlijmen added goals at 5:37 of the third quarter and 4:24 of the fourth quarter to complete her career day.

Game Notes

  • Harvard has now won six straight games in the series against Dartmouth.
  • Harvard outshot Dartmouth 19-4, and had a 6-0 advantage on penalty corners.
  • Bente van Vlijmen became the sixth player in program history to record four goals in a game and the first since Francie Walton '94 scored four against Springfield during the 1993 season.

What's Next
Harvard will play its final contest of the 2019 regular season next Friday (Nov. 8, 6 p.m.) at Columbia. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.