Dartmouth Big Green (5-7) vs.
RV UAlbany Great Danes (9-4)
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Location: Hanover, N.H. | Scully-Fahey Field
All-Time Series: Albany Leads 1-4
Last Meeting: April 18, 2016 / L, 9-7 (Hanover)
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team caps its three-game homestand with its final non-conference tilt of 2017 against Albany on Wednesday afternoon. Opening draw at Scully-Fahey Field is set for 3 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
- The Big Green came up just short in an Ivy League home contest Saturday against No. 8 Cornell.
- Kathryn Giroux finished the game with 13 draw controls, setting two Dartmouth records in the process (more below).
- Senior Courtney Weisse matched her season and career highs in both goals (5) and points (6).
- Freshman goalkeeper Kiera Vrindten posted 14 saves, tied for her third-best single-game outing of the season.
SCOUTING THE GREAT DANES
- Albany is just on the outside of this week’s Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll, receiving votes.
- The Great Danes are currently on a four-game win streak and have just one loss in their last eight games dating back to March 3.
- The last two victories have come in the final minute of the game from the same player as Dakotah Savitcheff notched a free-position goal with 18 seconds left to give UAlbany the 9-8 conference win against UNH on Saturday. This followed her two goals in the final 18 seconds of last Tuesday’s game at Cornell, helping her team overcome a 10-9 deficit before turning it into an 11-10 victory.
- For her efforts, Savitcheff was named the US Lacrosse National Player of the Week.
- Savitcheff is third on the team in points with 37 goals and no assists. Sarah Martin leads the team in goals (46) and points (76) and ranks second in assists (30) behind only Emma Powlin’s 32. Powlin is second on the Great Danes with 54 points.
- The Great Danes handed Dartmouth its lone home loss of 2016 with a 9-7 triumph at Scully-Fahey Field last April 18.
- In addition to Jaclyn Leto’s five-goal game, Kierra Sweeney and Kathryn Giroux found the back of the net for the home team.
- Wednesday marks the fourth straight year in which the two programs have played with three of those games being played in the Upper Valley.
Sophomore Kathryn Giroux is just 27 games into her Dartmouth career and she is already on pace to be the best on the draw control in program history very soon.
- Her 13 draws against Cornell on Saturday were a new Dartmouth record, eclipsing the mark of 12 Giroux had set in March at Siena.
- Giroux is the only player in program history with 10 or more draws in a game, a feat she has accomplished three times this year.
- The sophomore also moved past Sarah Plumb ’12 into sole possession of first place for draws in a season with 86 in 2017 and three games remaining in the regular season. Plumb had set the previous record of 82 as a senior in 2012, a figure Giroux passed with her 10th of the day against the Big Red.
- Giroux’s 86 draw controls this season rank second all-time in the history of the Ivy League behind only Yale’s Nicole Daniggelis who had 104 in 2014.
- The 13 draws on Saturday are the third-most in a single game by any Ivy player, trailing only games of 15 and 14 from Daniggelis.
- The New Jersey native become the eighth Dartmouth player ever to reach 100 draws for a career, currently ranking seventh in program history with 103. Plumb is the all-time leader with 155.
DOUBLE UP DEPIPPO
Junior Cara DePippo returned to the lineup after missing the Boston College game to score a pair of goals and dish out another two assists for a four-point game.
FIRST TWO OF 2017
Sophomore Kellen D’Alleva scored a pair of goals against Cornell in the upset bid that fell just short. For D’Alleva, it marked the first two goals of the season after scoring three as a freshman in 2016.
Fans with subscriptions to the league’s service can watch Wednesday’s game live on the Ivy League Digital Network or follow along with live stats provided by DartmouthSports.com. Live updates will also be provided by the team’s official Twitter account: @DartmouthWLAX.