HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team is 19th in the latest Division I national rankings announced by US Lacrosse Magazine Monday afternoon.
Thanks to a six-game win streak — the third-longest current streak in the nation — the Big Green are back in the top-20 for the first time since the 2013 season.
The most recent victory in this stretch was the win that put them over the top and into the polls; a 15-12 triumph at Princeton, a team ranked 16th in the polls as of Saturday’s opening draw control.
Dartmouth’s only loss this season came in the season opener at UMass. Since then, the team has rattled off six wins in a row, including a pair of Ivy wins against Columbia (20-10) and Princeton. They are tied with Penn atop the league standings as the only two unbeaten teams as both are 2-0 thus far.
The Green and White are currently second in the Ivy League in scoring (15.29), behind only Harvard (15.38). Defensively, the team is third in the conference, holding teams to an average of 10.71 goals per game.
The battle of those two top offensive teams is set for Saturday as Dartmouth and Harvard meet in Cambridge at 1 p.m. in a game carried live on the Ivy League Network as well as NESNplus.