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Bowers Tabbed as Ivy League's Offensive Player of the Week

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By John and Matt Risley

HANOVER, N.H. - It didn't take long for the Dartmouth women's lacrosse team to make an impression in 2013 as senior co-captain Hana Bowers has been named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.

Bowers earned the distinction after scoring three times and assisting on Liz Calby's overtime game-winner Saturday afternoon at Oregon's Pape Field in an 8-7 victory.

In a back-and-forth contest with the Ducks, Bowers' three goals proved to be a major factor as she gave her team its first lead of the game with two goals in the first half before tying it at 5-5 midway through the second frame.

Dating back to last season's Ivy League Tournament and through the NCAA Tournament at Syracuse, Bowers has at least two goals in each of her last four games played.

Her three goals and four points in Eugene both matched her previous career highs.

In addition to her offensive stats, Bowers added four draw controls, doubling her previous single-game best of two set against top-ranked Maryland as a sophomore in 2011. She would also force one turnover in the game with Oregon, helping the 12th-ranked Big Green to the season-opening overtime win.

Bower's recognition marks the first Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honor for a Dartmouth player since Kat Collins '11 earned the distinction on Mar. 28, 2011.

It is a short turnaround for the Green and White this week as they play host to New Hampshire Wednesday afternoon in the team's home opener at Scully-Fahey Field. The opening draw is set for 3 p.m.