Ivy League Road test on Tap Saturday at Cornell for Big Green
Dartmouth Big Green (5-4, 2-1 Ivy) vs.
Cornell Big Red (4-5, 1-2 Ivy)
▶ Saturday, April 5, 2014 ▶ 12 PM ▶ Ithaca, N.Y.
▶ Schoellkopf Field (25,597)
▶ All-Time Series: 30-6 (37th All-Time Meeting)
▶ Last Meeting: April 6, 2013 / W, 9-5 (Hanover)
▶ Streak: 7-0
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team is back in action this weekend as it travels to Ithaca, N.Y., to take on Cornell Saturday at noon.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green trailed Brown, 5-0, in the final minutes of the first half on Saturday, Mar. 29 before two quick tallies made it a three-goal game at intermission. Dartmouth completed the comeback bid with eight markers in the second half at the Bears’ Stevenson Field to pick up the 10-9 Ivy League victory. The winner came with 14 seconds remaining in regulation from the stick of senior Liz Calby.
The Big Red play host to their colorful Ivy League counterparts with a 4-5 overall record and a 1-2 mark in league play. After a 4-1 start, Cornell has dropped its last four, including a 10-7 decision Saturday afternoon at Princeton in its most recent outing. The team’s lone Ivy win this season came at the expense of Columbia back on Mar. 8, but has losses at Harvard (Mar. 1) and Princeton as well to sit tied for sixth in the Ancient Eight standings. Lindsey Toppe leads the team in both scoring (37) and goals (29) this season, while Emily Tripodi’s 20 assists are a Big Red best. Renee Poullott has seen a majority of action in goal this spring and boasts a 9.13 goals-against average and a .434 save percentage.
ALL-TIME AGAINST THE BIG RED
Saturday will mark the 37th all-time contest between the two programs with Dartmouth holding a resounding 30-6 advantage in those previous meetings. The Green have won seven straight dating back to the 2009 season, including two Ivy League Tournament semifinal victories in that stretch. Cornell has just three wins against Dartmouth since 1985.
DOWN BUT NOT OUT
The Big Green overcame the aforementioned early deficit at Brown to pick up the one-goal win. It was the first time the team had overcome a deficit larger than four in more than three years.
CALBY LEADS THE WAY
Calby not only scored the game winner at Brown, but also finished with six points on four goals and two assists. In nine games this season, the Darien, Conn., native has scored four or more points five times, including three games of five or more. The six-point effort in Providence was a season high and one off a career best.
With her six points, Calby moved into 19th place on Dartmouth’s all-time scoring list with 126 points, passing Suzy Gibbons ’01 (123), Hana Bowers ’13 (124) and Sarah Devens ’95 (125).
LETO CONTINUES HOT STRETCH
Sophomore Jaclyn Leto usurped the goal-scoring lead with three more in Providence in the comeback win. For the season, Leto has 21 tallies, including 11 in the last three games.
The 10-9 victory at Brown was the first one-goal game of the season for Dartmouth. The team is 4-1 when scoring more than 10 goals this season, but more importantly is unbeaten the four times when holding opponents below double digits this season.
After five games with one goal this spring and two games last season, sophomore Danielle Lisovicz finally broke through with a pair against the Bears. It was a collegiate high as she now has nine career tallies in her time in Hanover.
Liz Calby – 54 Games Played / 87 Goals / 39 Assists / 126 Points / 46 Ground Balls
Frances Bird – 46 Ground Balls / 26 Draw Controls
Jaclyn Leto – 28 Games Played / 42 Goals / 56 Points / 28 Ground Balls / 29 Draw Controls
Sarah Byrne – 47 Goals / 54 Points / 23 Ground Balls / 49 Draw Controls
Christine Lushefski – 24 Ground Balls
Lindsey Allard – 42 Games Played / 37 Goals / 59 Points / 46 Draw Controls
Bailey Johnson – 42 Ground Balls / 14 Draw Controls
Kristen Giovanniello – 129 Ground Balls / 485 Saves / 3,553:30 Minutes Played
WATCH IT LIVE
The game at Cornell will be carried live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Dartmouth fans that have purchased the package will be able to watch Saturday’s game — as well as all Ivy League games home or away — as part of their subscription.
The Big Green will be back in action on Saturday, April 12 when they play host to Penn at noon in the final Ivy League home game of the season.