Dartmouth Big Green (5-6, 0-4 Ivy) vs.
No. 8 Cornell Big Red (9-2, 4-0 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Location: Hanover, N.H. | Scully-Fahey Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth Leads 31-8
Last Meeting: April 9, 2016 / L, 12-5 (Ithaca)
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team continues its homestand with the second of three straight in Hanover on Saturday against No. 8 Cornell. Opening draw is set for 3 p.m. from Scully-Fahey Field.
LAST TIME OUT
- The Big Green fell for just the second time in 21 all-time meetings with Boston College, dropping the non-conference, Wednesday afternoon tilt, 16-9.
- Taryn Deck and Elizabeth Mastrio each led the way for Dartmouth with a trio of goals each in the loss. Deck also registered an assist for a team-high four-point game.
- Freshman goalkeeper Kiera Vrindten moved over 100 saves this season with 14 against BC, while also picking up a game-high five ground balls.
SCOUTING THE BIG RED
- Cornell is No. 8 in the latest Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national poll.
- After ripping off eight straight wins, the Big Red saw their streak snapped Tuesday in Ithaca after visiting Albany scored two goals in the final 18 seconds of play to earn an 11-10 win.
- Leading the team in points (42) and assists (24) is Amie Dickson, while Catherine Ellis’ 24 goals is the most of any player on the roster this season.
- Senior goalkeeper Renee Poullott has been the rock in the circle for years and this season is no different. Poullott has a .518 save percentage and a 7.50 goals against average to go along with her 9-2 record.
- These two teams have played every year dating back to 1980 and twice in both 2010 and 2012 thanks to a pair of Dartmouth wins in the semifinals of the Ivy League Tournament.
- The Big Green hold a 31-8 record with Saturday’s game marking the 40th all-time meeting between the two.
- Dartmouth suffered a 12-5 loss in Ithaca last season after both games had gone to at least one overtime in the previous two years.
- The Green and White have never lost consecutive games to their Red and White counterparts.
- Five draw controls from Kathryn Giroux on Wednesday gives her 73 in 2017, just nine back of the program’s single-season record of 82 set by Sarah Plumb ’12 as a senior five years ago.
- The 73 draws already rank as the fifth-best mark in the history of the Ivy League with four regular season games remaining for Giroux and the Big Green.
- The Ancient Eight’s single-season record for draw controls is 104 in 2014 by Yale’s Nicole Daniggelis. Sarah Plumb’s program record of 82 is the second-best figure and was an Ivy League record at the time of her graduation.
AS A TEAM
Dartmouth leads the Ivy League with 15.82 draws per game, a figure that ranks fifth nationally.
- Senior Courtney Weisse is having the best season of her career with a team-leading 32 points and 29 points.
- Her 16 draw controls this season are also seven more than she has accumulated in her first three years combined.
- Weisse is also the only Dartmouth player to record a goal in all 11 games this season.
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 DartmouthSports.com. Live updates will also be provided by the team’s official Twitter account: @DartmouthWLAX.
Dartmouth will cap its longest homestand in two years with another Wednesday afternoon non-conference matinee when it hosts UAlbany next week. Opening draw is 3 p.m.