Dartmouth Big Green (5-8, 0-5 Ivy) at
Yale Bulldogs (7-7, 1-4 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 1:00 PM
Location: New Haven, Conn. | Reese Stadium
All-Time Series: Dartmouth Leads 25-14
Last Meeting: April 16, 2016 / W, 10-5 (Hanover)
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team plays its final regular season road game this weekend when it travels to play Yale in New Haven Saturday afternoon
LAST TIME OUT
- The Big Green fell, 11-8, in its final non-conference game of the season on Wednesday to visiting Albany.
- Elizabeth Mastrio, Kellen D’Alleva and Katie Bourque all scored twice in the game to lead Dartmouth. Mastrio and Bourque registered three points on the afternoon as they both picked up one assist as well.
- Cara DePippo and Kierra Sweeney each notched one goal, while DePippo finished with a pair of points.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
- Yale comes into the game with a .500 overall record at 7-7 thanks to losses at Columbia (15-14) and at home to Princeton (17-9) in its last two games.
- Senior Hope Hanley leads the entire Ivy League with 72 points and 44 assists, while scoring 28 goals herself.
- Tess McEvoy is fourth in the Ancient Eight in both goals (38) and points (54), giving the Elis a formidable one-two punch at the top of their lineup.
- Izzy Nixon’s 71 draw controls rank second in the conference behind only Kathryn Giroux’s 91.
- Sydney Marks is one of six Ivy goalkeepers with more than one hundred saves so far this season, turning aside 106 to rank fifth in the league. Her 12.23 goals against average is eighth as is her save percentage of .433.
- Saturday’s game marks the 40th all-time matchup between the Big Green and Bulldogs dating back to the 1977 season.
- Dartmouth holds a 25-14 advantage in the all-time series after last season’s 10-5 win in Hanover.
- The Big Green bested Yale by five on April 16 of last season thanks to a four-goal effort from Jaclyn Leto ’16 and a hat trick from Elizabeth Mastrio. Courtney Weisse was the only player on either team with multiple assists, finishing the game with two. Kierra Sweeney and Taryn Deck also return to the rivalry after scoring once in last season’s victory.
- There are 23 players this season amongst the Ivy League schools who have amassed 30 or more points. Dartmouth joins Cornell, Penn, Princeton and Yale as the schools that have three players included, while Columbia leads the way with four players with 30 or more points this season.
- The Big Green players on the list include Courtney Weisse (38, 15th in the Ivy League), Elizabeth Mastrio (35, 20th) and Cara DePippo (30, 23rd).
- No jinx, but Kathryn Giroux needs just 13 to tie and 14 to set a new Ivy League record for draw controls in a single season with two games remaining in 2017.
- Giroux has 91 in 13 games played this season, already setting a new Dartmouth standard. She is chasing only the 104 set by Nicole Daniggelis of Yale in 2014 as her total this season ranks second all-time in conference history.
- The 13 against Cornell last Saturday rank as the third-best mark in Ivy history, behind only games of 15 and 14 by Daniggelis during her junior and senior campaigns. It is however, the most in any Ivy League conference game in league history as well as the most ever recorded by an Ivy player in a home contest.
ON THE ROAD
Dartmouth is 4-2 in true road games this season, a significant improvement on the 0-7 mark last season.
LEADERS OF THE PACK
Saturday’s game features the top-two teams in terms of draw controls in the Ivy League this season.
- Yale has 206 in 14 games, while Dartmouth has 203 in 13 games.
- Dartmouth leads all teams with 15.61 per game. Yale is second, averaging 14.71 a game.
- The Big Green are a plus-64 in 2017 (203-139) with the Elis second with a plus-44 (206-162). No other team in the conference is more than a plus-16 (Harvard) in terms of draws won versus lost.
Dartmouth closes out the 2017 regular season next Saturday (April 29) against Brown at noon as part of a doubleheader with the men’s team playing the Bears at 4 p.m.