HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team dropped its final non-conference game of the 2017 season Wednesday at Scully-Fahey Field, falling, 11-8, to visiting Albany.
The Big Green (5-8) played tight with the Great Danes (10-4) for three-quarters of the afternoon before a 4-0 run over 11 minutes and change in the second half gave Albany the lead it would not relinquish.
Despite several lengthy possessions and some good looks, Dartmouth’s attack was unable to crack the visitors’ defense for a large chunk of the game’s final half as it was held scoreless for roughly 23 minutes in the second frame during the aforementioned run.
The Great Danes got six markers and seven points from Sarah Martin and two scores from Dakotah Savitcheff, while Kenzie Neal came off the bench to pick up a hat trick and a four-point effort.
Neither goalkeeper was tested often in the game as Dartmouth outshot Albany, 14-13, in attempts on net. Big Green keeper Kiera Vrindten made two saves with her counterpart Erin Leghart stopping six in the win.
Kathryn Giroux picked up five more draws to bring her season total to an Ivy League leading 91 this season. Bourque led the Green and White with four ground balls.
In all, Dartmouth held a 13-9 edge on the draws, while both teams were even on ground balls (16-16) and turnovers (14-14).
The Big Green are back at it again on the road Saturday in New Haven against the Bulldogs of Yale. Game time is 1 p.m.