Dartmouth Big Green (3-0) vs.
Boston University Terriers (1-1)
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Location: Boston, Mass. | Nickerson Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth Leads 14-6
Last Meeting: 3.1.16 | W, 15-13 | Hanover
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team heads down I-89 to I-93 and into Boston for a mid-week date with the Boston University Terriers Wednesday afternoon. The two regional, non-conference rivals square off at 3 p.m. at Nickerson Field.
LAST TIME OUT
- The Big Green are coming off a 15-11 victory in the 2017 home opener at Scully-Fahey Field on Saturday.
- Cara DePippo and Kierra Sweeney each scored four goals, while senior Taryn Deck notched three.
- Rookie goalkeeper Kiera Vrindten stopped 19 shots in the win.
- The Terriers are 1-1 coming into Wednesday’s game after a season-opening loss to cross-town rival and 13th-ranked Boston College (13-11). They bounced back with a 12-7 win against UMass Lowell — a team Dartmouth knocked off, 11-9, in its season opener.
- Junior Avery Donahoe leads the team with eight points after a pair of four-point games against the Eagles and River Hawks.
- Goalkeeper Caroline Meegan has played all 120 minutes and boasts a 10.0 goals against average and a .565 save percentage.
- BU has two New Hampshire natives on the roster and both have the same first names with different spellings. Mickenzie Larivee is from Amherst, while Mackenzie Howe is from Laconia.
AGAINST THE TERRIERS
- BU and Dartmouth are regulars on each other’s schedule, playing every year since 2000. The two met twice back in 2006 with a regular-season win (11-5) in Hanover and then again three weeks later back in the Upper Valley for the first round of the NCAA Tournament, another Dartmouth win (9-4).
- These two teams played an back-and-forth affair last season at Scully-Fahey with the home team coming out on top, 15-13. Jaclyn Leto scored eight goals in the game, the most by a Big Green player since Jacque Weitzel also scored eight in a win against Harvard on April 19, 2000.
- The game featured five lead changes in the first 35 minutes before Dartmouth finally took control for good at 9-8, but never saw the advantage balloon to more than four.
The Big Green are seeking their third road win in as many tries this season when they take to the field on Wednesday. Dartmouth was 0-7 in true road games last year and managed just one win away from Hanover all season: an 8-6 win against Denver played at USC on March 20.
19 FROM 40 IS PRETTY GOOD
- Vrindten’s 19 saves against the Bearcats last Saturday are tied for the second most in a game this season with four other goalkeepers, including UNH’s Kate Clancy against Harvard.
- Dartmouth had not had a goalkeeper with 15 or more saves in a game since Kristen Giovanniello ’14 stopped 15 at No. 4 Florida on March 18, 2014.
- The rookie is 27th in the country in total saves to this point (36), but her 12.0 saves per game currently ranks sixth amongst all DI keepers.
- Vrindten’s .621 save percentage might be the fourth-best in the Ivy League, but that’s only because the conference is so good this season. Her save percentage ranks as the sixth best in the entire nation.
ON THE DRAW
- Dartmouth is third in the nation and the top team in the Ivy League on the draw control, averaging 17.67 per game. Only North Carolina (19.25) and Richmond (18.50) have more per game than the Green and White.
- Kathryn Giroux’s 5.0 per game is the 23rd-best figure by any player in the nation and the most by any Ancient Eight individual.
Fans can watch Wednesday’s game live on the Patriot League Network or follow along with live stats provided by GoTerriers.com
Dartmouth remains on the road this weekend when it begins Ivy League play at Columbia on Saturday. Game time in New York City between the Big Green and the Lions is set for 1 p.m. and can be seen on the Ivy League Digital Network.