BOSTON – The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team improved to 4-0 on the season thanks to a 19-7 win Wednesday afternoon on the road against Boston University (1-2) at Nickerson Field.

Four players scored three or more goals in the win, led by a career-high five from sophomore Elizabeth Mastrio and four from senior Taryn Deck.

The 12-goal margin of victory was the most by either side in the now 21 all-time meetings between the two regional rivals. The 19 goals by the visiting team were the most they have scored in a game since a 21-4 home win against Niagara on April 16, 2012.

The team’s 4-0 start is also their first since 2013 when the fourth win came at BU on March 6.

"We made improvements today,” first-year head coach Danielle Spencer said. “Our team defense was strong, and our offense had better shot execution. We will enjoy this trip home and get back to work tomorrow to prepare for Columbia."

In addition to the nine combined goals from Deck and Mastrio, junior Cara DePippo and sophomore Kierra Sweeney each scored three times. For DePippo, it marks the third straight game in which she has netted at least a hat trick, while it was the second such game for Sweeney.

Dartmouth also got a goal apiece from Courtney Weisse, Sophia Turchetta, Katie Bourque and Larson Bennett. While Lauren Maiorano may not have scored a point, she became the third Big Green player this season with eight or more draw controls in a game as she was credited with eight of the team’s 14 in the win. That mark is one off the program’s old single-game record and two back of the new standard set by sophomore Kathryn Giroux in the season opener at Lowell.

Freshman goalkeeper Kiera Vrindten continues to shine early in her career. After the Big Green had gone nearly three seasons without a 15-save effort from a keeper, the Summit, New Jersey, native, now has eclipsed that mark in consecutive games. Vrindten followed up her 19 saves at home against Binghamton Saturday with 16 Wednesday on the road at BU, pushing her over 50 already this season.

Elisabeth Jayne was the top scorer for the host Terriers, scoring three times in the losing effort. Kelly Matthews kicked in a pair. BU goalkeeper Caroline Meegan started and was saddled with the loss, allowing 14 in just 16:26, swapping in and out with Christine Laible who allowed only five in 43:34.

Dartmouth held a 31-23 advantage in shots on goal, while also edging BU in draw controls (14-12) and clears (20/24 to 15/19) while committing one fewer turnover (17-16).

The Big Green open Ivy League play Saturday at Columbia. Opening draw is set for 1 p.m. in New York.