RV Dartmouth Big Green (7-1, 3-0 Ivy) at
No. 11 Penn Quakers (8-2, 2-0 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 12:00 PM
Location: Scully-Fahey Field | Hanover, N.H.
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 23-19
Last Meeting: 4.8.17 | L, 17-6 | Philadelphia
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team is finally back at home in Hanover for the first time in a month as it plays host to No. 11 Penn Saturday in a battle of the top-two teams in the Ivy League.
LAST TIME OUT
• The Big Green defeated Harvard, 18-14, last Saturday to remain perfect in Ivy league play at 3-0.
• Ellie Carson had seven points on three goals and four assists against the Crimson, while Kierra Sweeney came off the bench to score four times and post five points in all.
ROAD TRIP SUCCESS
• Dartmouth capped its four-game road trip with a perfect 4-0 record thanks to Saturday’s win.
• This current stretch marks the first time Dartmouth has won four consecutive road games during a season since the 2010 campaign when the team beat No. 8 Notre Dame (12-8), No. 6 Syracuse (17-10), Brown (9-7), Cornell (9-6), and Harvard (11-9) over the course of seven weeks.
SCOUTING THE QUAKERS
• Penn is currently 8-2 overall and 2-0 in Ivy play, the only team besides Dartmouth with an unblemished conference mark.
• The Quakers started the season with a seven-game win streak of their own, but are 1-2 in their last three games with home losses to No. 2 Maryland and No. 12 Northwestern sandwiched around a win against Brown.
• Gabby Rosenzweig leads the team in goals (32), assists (19) and points (51) this season. Zoe Belodeau is second in assists (18) and points (40), while Erin Barry is second in goals (25).
• Goalkeeping duties have been split between Maggie Smith and Mikaila Cheeseman with the latter seeing a majority of the time in the circle en route to a 6-2 record and a .524 save percentage.
• Dartmouth was downed by Penn, 17-6, last season at Franklin Field.
• The last meeting between the two in Hanover was in 2016 with the Green and White shocking the 16th-ranked Quakers on a last-second defensive stand.
WEEKLY AWARDS… AGAIN
• Ellie Carson was tabbed as the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for her performance at Harvard.
• It marks the second week in a row that a Dartmouth player has claimed the honor after Elizabeth Mastrio took the distinction last week. Additionally, Kathryn Giroux was named the conference’s top defensive player last week.
• Saturday’s contest at Harvard marked the top two scoring teams battling it out.
• Dartmouth managed 18 goals, while Harvard was held to 14, a high number, but below their season average of 15.39.
• Following the contest, the Big Green moved into the top spot, jumping Harvard, as they average 15.63 goals per game.
• Penn is fourth in the Ivy League at 13.70 goals per outing.
PUSHING THE STREAK TO SEVEN
• Dartmouth’s current win streak moved to seven games with the victory in Cambridge.
• The Big Green’s win streak is the fourth-longest current mark in the country right now behind only No. 3 Boston College (13), No. 1 Stony Brook (9), No. 2 Maryland (8) and No. 9 Loyola Maryland (8).
HEAVY AT THE TOP
• Dartmouth has 174 points this season on its 125 goals.
• Only 13 players have accounted for those points on a roster that consists of 34 total players.
• The top-five players on the team’s scoring list (Carson, Mastrio, Tori Chanenchuk, Katie Bourque and Sweeney) have accounted for 72.4% of the team’s scoring output this spring.
• The game will be carried live on the Ivy League Network.
• DartmouthSports.com will provide live stats for those looking to follow along.
• For an inside look at the team, follow @DartmouthWLAX on Twitter.
Dartmouth will head back out on the road for a mid-week game at No. 3 Boston College next Wednesday (4 PM) before heading westward to take on Cornell next Saturday (1 PM).