Dartmouth Big Green (5-4, 0-3 Ivy) vs.
No. 11 Penn Quakers (8-2, 1-1 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 1:00 PM
Location: Philadelphia, Pa. | Franklin Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth Leads 23-18
Last Meeting: March 27, 2016 / W, 10-9 (Hanover)
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team is on the road for an Ivy League road game Saturday afternoon at No. 11 Penn and inside Franklin Field.
LAST TIME OUT
- The Big Green dropped a 17-12 home game to Harvard on Sunday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, but moved back a day due to snow in the Upper Valley.
- The Big Green had early 1-0 and 2-1 leads, but a 9-0 Crimson run over 26:26 of play put the visitors ahead for good.
- Dartmouth did not go quietly into the night, though, fighting back in the second half with 10 goals in the frame. The comeback bid got the Green back to within five, but did fall short in the long run.
- Freshman Katie Bourque scored a career-high four goals, while senior Courtney Weisse added three and Kathryn Giroux notched a pair.
SCOUTING THE QUAKERS
- Penn is one of the top teams in the nation and proved it in its last outing, overcoming a second-half deficit on the road at national power Northwestern to take a 10-7 win back to Philadelphia.
- Caroline Cummings leads the team in both goals (29) and points (32), while Emily Rogers-Healion’s 14 assists are five more than any other player on the roster in 2017.
- Alex Condon is actually tied with Cummings for the team lead in scoring with 32 points as she is second in both goals (23) and assists (9).
- Britt Brown has played all 600 minutes in goal this season, posting a .575 save percentage and a 7.40 goals against average in the process. Both of those figures rank second in the Ivy League.
- Dartmouth snapped a four-game losing skid to its Philadelphia rivals last season with a 10-9 win in Hanover.
- Senior Jaclyn Leto scored six times and reached 130 goals and 150 points for her career, but her biggest contribution of the day came when she caused the Quakers’ turnover in the final seconds with Dartmouth clinging to a one-goal victory.
- It was the first win against Penn for the Big Green since a win in Philly in the 2012 Ivy League Tournament Championship Game.
- The 16th-ranked Quakers held a 6-4 lead at halftime, but a 6-0 run in the second half allowed the Big Green to take a four-goal edge midway through the final frame, before hanging on for the victory.
21 JUMP STREET
- Kathryn Giroux added another nine draw controls against the Crimson on Sunday. Prior to this season, a Dartmouth player had reached nine draws in a game just four times in 44 years. Giroux has nine or more in four games in 2017.
- Giroux had 21 draws this past week, thanks to a Dartmouth-record 12 at Siena on Wednesday. She continues to lead the Ivy League with 61 this season.
- Her 61 so far this year already ranks as the second most in a single season in program history, trailing only Sarah Plumb’s 82 during the 2012 campaign.
NEAR THE TOP
- Senior Courtney Weisse scored eight times last week and leads the Green and White this season with 27 tallies.
- Her season total is the sixth-best mark in the Ivy League this season, while her 30 points ranks 13th in the conference.
- Katie Bourque had herself a day against Harvard, scoring a team-high four goals.
- Bourque had just three career goals coming into the contest, a figure she eclipsed in 60 minutes on Sunday.
Fans with subscriptions to the league’s service can watch Saturday’s game live on the Ivy League Digital Network or follow along with live stats provided by PennAthletics.com.
The Big Green are back home on Wednesday, April 12 with a 3 p.m. non-conference game against Boston College to start a three-game homestand. The second contest of that home stretch is next Saturday, April 15, against Ivy foe Cornell.
Women Head to Philadelphia For Rivalry Game at No. 11 Penn