Dartmouth Big Green (6-8, 1-5 Ivy) vs.
Brown Bears (6-8, 1-5 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 12:00 PM
Location: Hanover, N.H. | Scully-Fahey Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth Leads 31-12-1
Last Meeting: April 23, 2016 / L, 8-5 (Providence)
The Dartmouth women's lacrosse team closes out the 2017 season Saturday at home against Brown. The final game of the season from Scully-Fahey Field is set to get underway at noon.
Tomorrow marks our final game of the season and Senior Day for these 6 members of the Class of 2017! Dartmouth vs. Brown at noon! pic.twitter.com/LM3CJuePHX— Dartmouth W Lacrosse (@DartmouthWLax) April 28, 2017
After the game, the Big Green will honor the six members of the Class of 2017 for their contributions to the program over the course of their four years in Hanover. Kelley Dolan, Taryn Deck, Blake Hamblett, Kristen Hinckley, Lauren Maiorano and Courtney Weisse are this year's seniors.
LAST TIME OUT
- In possibly the most unusual game played in recent memory, Dartmouth picked up its first Ivy League win of the season last Saturday in a contest that was delayed nearly two hours due to a malfunction with the clock system at Yale's Reese Stadium.
- The game last four hours and 39 minutes from the start to the final whistle and Yale led for only 57 seconds of game time, but more than two hours of real time. The Bulldogs took the lead right before the delay, but Dartmouth responded with three quick goals out of the break to take the lead it would not relinquish.
- Courtney Weisse and Kathryn Giroux each finished with three goals, accounting for half of the Green and White's goal total. Kierra Sweeney and Cara DePippo both chipped in two goals of their own.
SCOUTING THE BEARS
- Brown comes to Hanover with an identical 6-8 overall record and a 1-5 mark in Ivy play after victories in its last two outings at home against UMass Lowell (12-6) and Columbia (14-13/OT).
- The Bears are led offensively by a trio of sophomores as Hafsa Moinuddin (43), Carolyn Paletta (35) and Zoe Verni (27) are the team's points leaders. They also represent the top three goal scorers with 21, 29 and 25 goals, respectively.
- Goalkeeping duties have been split between freshman Maggie Bigelow (3-3) and junior Mikaela Karlsson (3-5) this season with the veteran's numbers giving her the slight edge.
- The Bears pulled off the 8-5 win last season in Providence, snapping a seven-game losing streak to the Big Green in the process.
- Dartmouth has not lost consecutive games to Brown since 1996 and 1997, winning 10 straight following the 1997 loss and seven after another 8-5 defeat in 2008.
- That 9-8 loss in 1997 was the last time the Green and White lost in Hanover to the Bears.
- With her 10 draw controls Saturday at Yale, sophomore Kathryn Giroux became the second player in Ivy League history to go over 100 in a season as she now has 101 with one game remaining.
- Her 7.21 draws per game rank 11th in NCAA history at this point for any individual over the course of a single season. However, the figure ranks as the sixth best in the nation this season as there have been several outstanding players from across Division I on the draw in 2017.
- Giroux needs just three to tie and four to set the new Ivy League record for DCs in a season that Yale's Nicole Daniggelis currently holds at 104.
- Her 118 to this point through her second season already ranks as the fifth-best mark in program history.
ON THE ROAD
Dartmouth finished the year 5-2 in road games, a vastly better record away from Hanover than last season when the team was winless in seven true road contests.
Courtney Weisse has a four-point lead over sophomore Elizabeth Mastrio (41-37) for the team lead in scoring this season.
- For Weisse, her senior year saw her set new career highs in goals (37), points (41), shots (80), game-winning goals (2), ground balls (10) and draw controls.
- Her 37 goals this season are 15 more than she had in her first three years combined.
- Her 59 goals and 21 assists over 48 total games give the New Jersey native 80 career points.
The 2018 season.