Big Green and BC Meet Friday in NCAA Tournament First Round Game
Dartmouth Big Green (10-7, 5-2 Ivy) vs.
Boston College Eagles (12-7, 3-2 ACC)
▶ Friday, May 10, 2013 ▶ 1:30 PM ▶ Syracuse, N.Y.
▶ SU Soccer Stadium (1,500)
▶ All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 18-0 (19th Meeting)
▶ Last Meeting: May 2, 2007 (Hanover) - W, 13-9
▶ Streak: 18-0
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team is back in the NCAA Tournament and will take on Boston College Friday at 4 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium in the first round on the campus of host and No. 4 seed Syracuse. The winner of Friday’s match-up will move on to play the Orange Sunday, May 12 in the second round at 3 p.m.
HOW THEY GOT HERE
The Big Green earned their third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament with an at-large bid announced Sunday night during the selection show. Boston College also qualified for the national postseason with an at-large bid. Syracuse earned the No. 4 seed overall and is in with automatic bid after winning the BIG EAST Tournament.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
- The Eagles were 12-7 this season, matching their best single-season win total in program history. The 3-2 record in ACC play this season also featured the most conference wins for the team since making the move to the league in 2005.
- Boston College is in the tournament for just the second time in program history. Qualifying for the 2011 postseason, BC fell to second-seeded Northwestern, 11-8, in Evanston, Ill. Four players who played in that game against the Wildcats and nine from that season’s roster are on this year’s team and will suit up against the Green on Friday.
- Sophomore Covie Stanwick leads the team with 60 goals, 22 assists and 82 points this season, while classmate Mikaela Rix is second in scoring with 54 points and 46 goals.
- Emily Mata has played every minute in goal this year for the Eagles, posting a 12-7 mark. She also boasts an 11.26 goals-against average and a .347 save percentage.
AGAINST BOSTON COLLEGE
Friday will mark the 19th all-time meeting between the two programs and the first since May 2, 2007. In those 18 previous match-ups, Dartmouth has come out victorious each time, including a 13-9 win in that 2007 contest played in Hanover. The Big Green are 11-0 at home and 7-0 in Chestnut Hill in the series with Friday marking the first neutral-site game between the two.
Date Location Result
4/21/85 Hanover, N.H. W, 15-5
4/17/86 Hanover, N.H. W, 17-3
4/14/87 Chestnut Hill, Mass. W, 8-7 (OT)
4/17/88 Hanover, N.H. W, 10-7
3/29/89 Chestnut Hill, Mass. W, 10-9 (2OT)
3/28/90 Hanover, N.H. W, 12-6
3/27/91 Chestnut Hill, Mass. W, 10-9
4/15/92 Hanover, N.H. W, 14-4
4/22/93 Chestnut Hill, Mass. W, 12-5
4/21/94 Hanover, N.H. W, 13-3
3/29/95 Chestnut Hill, Mass. W, 11-4
3/27/96 Hanover, N.H. W, 10-6
3/26/97 Hanover, N.H. W, 13-7
4/1/98 Hanover, N.H. W, 17-3
3/31/99 Chestnut Hill, Mass. W, 18-5
5/4/05 Hanover, N.H. W, 17-2
5/3/06 Chestnut Hill, Mass. W, 16-2
5/2/07 Hanover, N.H. W, 13-9
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 18-0
Neutral Site: 0-0
The IWLCA announced its All-Northeast Region Teams on Tuesday with three Dartmouth players earning recognition. Senior Courtney Bennett and Hana Bowers were tabbed to the first team, while classmate and fellow tri-captain Kelsey Johnson was named to the second team. All three players, plus junior Liz Calby, were also selected as members of the Ivy League All-Tournament Team for their play in Philadelphia last weekend.
Bowers set a new Ivy League Tournament record for goals in a single postseason as she netted eight at Franklin Field over the two games. In addition to her eight tallies, Bowers had an assist in each outing against Princeton and Penn to post 10 total points on the weekend, tying the record set by the Quakers’ Ali DeLuca in 2010.
KEEPING IT CLOSE
Dartmouth has played 17 total games this season as it enters the NCAA Tournament. Of those 17 contests, eight have been decided by one goal and three have needed at least one overtime period. In those eight contests, the Green and White are an impressive 6-2.
GOING OVER 100
Courtney Bennett came into her senior year with 49 draw controls in three seasons. This year, Bennett has registered 52 in 17 games and now sports the third-best single-season total in program history. Whitney Douthett ’07 is next up on the list with 53 in 2006, while Sarah Plumb ’12 set the Dartmouth standard last spring with 82. Bennett’s three draws Sunday at Penn now give her 101 for her career, the fourth-best total in program history.
PLAYING THE BEST
Dartmouth lined up across from five other teams this season that also made it to the NCAA Tournament (Maryland, Duke, Princeton, Penn and Florida).
BACK IN THE DANCE… AGAIN
The selection to the NCAA Tournament marked the third year in a row that the Big Green will play in the national postseason. Twice before Dartmouth has put together four straight years of tournament appearances (1998-2001 and 2003-06).
A BAKER’S DOZEN
In the 41-year history of the Dartmouth women’s lacrosse program, the team has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 14 times. Only once has the coach of those teams not been Amy Patton. Now in her 21st season along the Big Green sidelines, Patton has guided the program to a 10-12 record in NCAA Tournament play since she took over in 1993.
WHAT A PROGRAM
Dartmouth’s 14 all-time appearances in the NCAA Tournament rank as the ninth-best by any of the 26 teams in the field this season.
Bowers’ 48 goals in 2013 currently rank as tied for the 10th-best single-season mark in program history, while her 63 points are ninth best.
TWO OVER 50
With Calby registering seven points and Bowers 10 in Philadelphia, Dartmouth will boast two players with 50-plus points in the same season for the first time since 2007 when Douthett and Sarah Szefi finished with 62 and 57, respectively. Bowers currently leads the way with 63, while Calby has 50 on 35 goals and 15 assists.
The winner of Friday’s match-up between the Big Green and Eagles will advance to the second round to play Syracuse (16-3).
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