Dartmouth Big Green (5-3, 0-2 Ivy) vs.
Harvard Crimson (5-4, 2-0 Ivy)
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 1 PM
Location: Hanover, N.H. | Scully-Fahey Field
All-Time Series: Harvard Leads 21-20-1
Last Meeting: April 2, 2016 / L, 17-9 (Cambridge)
NOTE: This game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, but was moved to Sunday due to inclement weather conditions in the Upper Valley.
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team plays host to Ivy League rival Harvard Sunday at Scully-Fahey Field in a rescheduled contest from the day before.
LAST TIME OUT
- The Big Green rolled to a 16-6 non-conference win Wednesday afternoon at Siena.
- Courtney Weisse tied her career high with five goals in the game, Elizabeth Mastrio was one shy of her personal best with four scores.
- Sophomore Kathryn Giroux set a new Dartmouth program record with 12 draw controls in the game, besting her own mark of 10 set in the season opener in Lowell. Giroux’s record-setting performance was part of a dominating effort on the draw for the Big Green as the team had an overwhelming 21-2 advantage in the stat.
- Sophomore Charlotte Wahle played all 60 minutes in goal for Dartmouth, making eight saves as she picked up her first win of 2017 in her first start of the season.
SCOUTING THE CRIMSON
- Harvard comes to Hanover with a 5-4 overall record after a last-second loss Tuesday night against visiting Stanford. The Crimson had an 8-4 lead with 20 minutes left, but the Cardinal scored six of the final seven goals, including Elizabeth Cusick’s fourth of the day with just a second remaining in regulation to give Stanford the 10-9 win.
- The Crimson are 2-0 in Ivy games this season with a close 14-13 win against Yale and a 10-8 victory against Columbia. Both games were played inside Harvard Stadium, making Sunday’s game in Hanover their first road Ivy contest of 2017.
- Senior Marisa Romeo continues her stellar career as she leads the entire Ivy League in goals with 30 and ranks second in points with 42.
- Meredith Brown has been the goalie of record in eight of the nine games, posting a 4-4 record to go along with an 11.75 goals against average and a .409 save percentage.
- Sunday marks the 43rd all-time meeting between the two programs dating back to 1976.
- After wins in the last two seasons, Harvard has taken a 21-20-1 edge in the all-time series.
- Last season in Cambridge, the Crimson came away with a 17-9 win.
- The Crimson were led by Julia Glynn and her remarkable 10-point performance on six goals and four assists.
WIN THE DRAW
- The 21 draw controls were the most by any Ivy League team this season.
- Giroux’s 12 were the most by any conference individual in 2017 and rank as the ninth most by any Division I player in 2017. Maryland’s Taylor VanThof had an incredible 20 draws against American on Wednesday as well, tying her for third all-time by an NCAA player in a single game.
- The dozen draw controls by Giroux on Wednesday moved her into a tie for third place all-time in the Ivy League for most in a single game. Of the top-five marks in league history, Yale’s Nicole Daniggelis owns four and is now joined by Giroux.
- Her 52 this season lead the Ancient Eight.
- Harvard’s first-year assistant coach Kayla Trainer had a game with 19 draw controls last season against Loyal Maryland as a senior at Syracuse.
Weisse is now sixth in the Ivy League with 24 goals this season after her five-goal effort Wednesday. Cara DePippo and Mastrio’s 17 goals each are tied for 17th.
- Fans with subscriptions to the league’s service can watch Sunday’s game live on the Ivy League Digital Network or follow along with live stats provided by Dartmouthsports.com.
- Fans can also follow in-game action via the team’s official Twitter account: @DartmouthWLAX.
Dartmouth heads back out on the road to take on No. 11 Penn next Saturday (April 8) in Philadelphia. Game time is 1 p.m. from Franklin Field.