HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team improved to 2-0 this season thanks to an 18-8 victory Wednesday afternoon against New Hampshire at Wildcat Stadium.
The 10-goal win was the largest margin of victory for the Big Green against the in-state rival Wildcats (0-2) since a 19-9 win during the 2007 season.
"We made some improvements from our last game and had a team win today,” first-year head coach Danielle Spencer said afterward. “We are excited to get back and play at home this Saturday at Scully-Fahey Field in front of our fans."
Mastrio came off the bench to score her four goals, setting a new career high. Three of those tallies came in the second half when the visitors put the home team away, outscoring UNH, 10-1, en route to a 22nd win in the last 23 meetings against the ‘Cats.
DePippo’s four goals were also a new career best as were her two assists and six points. Additionally, she collected a pair of ground balls and registered a game-high three caused turnovers.
For Weisse, it was another complete effort. Not only did the senior score three times, she added a career-high three assists and nine draw controls, a figure that would’ve tied her for the program’s single-game record just a week ago were it not for Kathryn Giroux’s 10 in the opener on Saturday.
Sweeney not only scored twice, but also dished out two helpers for four points. Campbell Brewer was the fourth member of the team to pick up multiple assists in addition to her goal for a three-point day.
An 8-7 game at intermission in favor of the Big Green quickly spiraled out of control for the Wildcats as Dartmouth scored four goals in the opening 5:06 to build the lead to five. The visitors then never took their foot off the gas pedal, finding the back of the net four times in the final seven minutes to go up 10 and start the running clock.
The stats reflected the dominating effort of the team in green and white as they forced UNH into nine failed clear attempts (15-for-24), committed 11 fewer fouls (25 to 14), had 21 more shot attempts (42-23) and picked up eight more draw controls (18-10).
Freshman Kiera Vrindten made nine saves and allowed just eight, while going the distance for the first time this season, improving to 2-0 in the circle.
Junior attacker Krissy Schafer had three goals to lead UNH on the scoresheet, while Kate Clancy made 10 stops and allowed 18 in the loss.
Dartmouth will open its home portion of the 2017 regular season Saturday at noon, playing host to Binghamton in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.