Dartmouth Big Green (2-0) vs.
Binghamton Bearcats (1-2)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 | 12:00 PM
Location: Hanover, N.H. | Scully-Fahey Field
All-Time Series: First Meeting
Last Meeting: N/A
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team will open the home portion of the 2017 season Saturday against Binghamton. Opening draw control from Scully-Fahey Field is set for noon.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green are coming off their second win of the season Wednesday at New Hampshire. Dartmouth took down its in-state rival, 18-8, for their 23rd win at the expense of the Wildcats in the last 24 meetings between the two. The 10-goal margin of victory was the most in the series between the Granite State’s two teams since the Big Green won the 2007 game, 19-9.
- The Bearcats are coming off their first win of the season Wednesday afternoon at Colgate. They took down the Raiders, 16-12, in a high-scoring affair in Hamilton with Tiffany Ryan (4g/2a) and Rebecca Golderman (5g) leading the way offensively.
- Golderman leads the team with 11 goals this season, while tied with Ryan for the lead in total points as both have 11 through three games.
- In goal, Emma Jehle has started all three games and picked up the ‘W’ against Colgate on Wednesday after making seven saves.
AGAINST THE BEARCATS
- This is the first time the two teams have ever met.
- The Bearcats mark the first of two first-time opponents on the Big Green’s schedule in 2017 as the March 29 game at Siena will also be the first time that Dartmouth has tangled with the Saints.
- The last time Dartmouth played a first-meeting opponent was last year’s opener against UMass Lowell, a team that it has now played in consecutive years.
ANOTHER BIG DAY
- Senior Courtney Weisse continued the strong start to her final season in Hanover with a career day against the Wildcats. Weisse scored three times and had a career-high three assists and six points in the effort.
- Weisse also set a new career single-game mark for draw controls with nine at UNH. That 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.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE DRAW
For the first time in program history, two Dartmouth players have recorded at least nine draw controls in consecutive games. After Giroux had 10 in the opener at UML, Weisse secured half of her team’s 18 total draws on Wednesday.
Dartmouth’s single-game draw controls mark (9 or more):
10 Kathryn Giroux ’19 2/18/17 at UML
9 Courtney Weisse ’17 2/22/17 at UNH
9 Sarah Byrne ’15 4/4/15 vs. Cornell
9 Sarah Byrne ’15 3/18/15 vs. Vermont
9 Courtney Bennett ’13 3/27/13 vs. Vermont
9 Sarah Plumb ’12 3/7/12 vs. BU
DePIPPO DOUBLES UP
The all-around play of Cara DePippo should not get lost through two games either. Not only did the junior score four times, she added two assists and six points to set new career highs across the board on Wednesday. DePippo also added two ground balls and a game-high three caused turnovers in the 10-goal win.
Dartmouth finished the game in Durham with 11 assists. The Big Green’s most in a game last season was seven in the 18-2 season-opening win against Lowell. The 11 helpers were more than the number of goals the team scored in nine games last season. Weisse (3), DePippo (2), Kierra Sweeney (2), Campbell Brewer (2), Elizabeth Mastrio (1) and Ellie Carson (1) combined for the 11 assists.
The Big Green head back out on the road for a Wednesday afternoon tilt at regional rival and regular non-conference opponent Boston University on Wednesday. Opening draw from Nickerson Field is 3 p.m.