CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Five straight goals early in the second half allowed the Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team to overcome a 10-8 deficit and take control of the game as the 19th-ranked Big Green (7-1, 3-0 Ivy) knocked off host Harvard (3-6, 0-3 Ivy) on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium, 18-14. 

Dartmouth improved to 7-1 overall and are first in the Ivy League with a 3-0 mark thanks to the team’s seventh-straight victory. Penn is the only other team to have a perfect conference mark, but are one win behind Dartmouth after having this weekend off. Additionally, the Green and White capped off their road trip a perfect 4-0.

Saturday’s result marks the Big Green’s first win over Harvard since April 25, 2014.

Ellie Carson provided three goals and four assists to lead the Dartmouth attack, while Kierra Sweeney was close behind with four goals and one helper for five points. Seven other Big Green players found their names on the scoresheet at the end of the game.

In net, Kiera Vrindten improved to 7-1 with seven saves.

The first half was close, with neither team getting more than two goals ahead before the other caught up. Following four ties, Harvard took a narrow 9-8 advantage into the intermission. Three of Sweeney’s four goals came during a 17-minute window in the first.

The Crimson made it a two-goal game early in the second, but the Big Green went on a five-goal scoring streak thanks to tallies by Sweeney, Campbell Brewer, Tori Chanenchuk, Katie Bourque and Larson Bennett to give Dartmouth a 13-10 edge, a lead the visitors would not relinquish.

The teams traded markers until three straight by Brewer, Elizabeth Mastrio and Bourque put the Green ahead by five (17-12). Two more for the Crimson and another for Bennett ended the game.

Dartmouth outshot Harvard, 35-31, and had 20 draw controls to the Crimson’s 13.

Having been on the road for four straight games, the Big Green will return to Scully-Fahey Field on Saturday, April 7 to take on Penn.