No. 15 Dartmouth Big Green (11-3, 5-1 Ivy) vs.
Brown Bears (8-6, 1-5 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 12:00 PM
Location: Stevenson-Pincince Field | Providence, R.I.
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 32-12-1
Last Meeting: 4.29.17 | W, 12-8 | Hanover
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team closes out the regular season Saturday on the road against Brown.
WHAT’S THE CURRENT SITUATION?
• Penn, Dartmouth, and Princeton have already clinched spots in the tournament.
• The 4th spot in the tournament is a race between Cornell and Columbia (Yale is eliminated since they have losses to both Cornell and Columbia and would lose the tiebreaker).
• Columbia is in with a win over Princeton OR a Cornell loss to Harvard
• Cornell is in with a win over Harvard AND a Columbia loss (Cornell owns the head to head tiebreaker over Columbia)
WHO CAN HOST?
• Princeton will host with a win over Columbia OR losses by both Penn and Dartmouth
• Penn will host with a win over Yale AND a Princeton loss (Penn owns the head to head tiebreaker over Dartmouth)
• Dartmouth will host with a win over Brown AND a Penn loss (Dartmouth owns the head to head tiebreaker over Princeton)
LAST TIME OUT
• The Big Green beat UMass Lowell, 18-7, Wednesday afternoon in the regular-season home finale.
• Dartmouth tied the game at 6-6 in the final second of the first half on a Michelle Yu goal.
• The home team then ripped off nine straight goals to start the second, while not allowing the River Hawks to score for 25:04 of play over the course of the first and second halves. UML didn’t find the back of the net in the second half until there was just 5:34 left on the clock.
BIG GAMES AGAINST THE RIVER HAWKS
• Ellie Carson scored seven goals in the win, marking just the 19th time in program history that a player has reached the figure. In 673 all-time Dartmouth women’s lacrosse games, that averages out to an occurrence once every 36 games. Carson is only the second player to accomplish the feat in the last 10 years as Jaclyn Leto ’16 did so twice in her career.
• On the draw control, Kathryn Giroux had her second-best game of the season. Her second best also happens to be the second best by any player in the nation in 2018. Giroux was credited with 17 in the win over UML, two shy of her Ivy-League record of 19 set earlier this season at Jacksonville. She also moved into sole possession of second place in conference history as she now has 230 for her career, just 65 back of the record held by Yale’s Nicole Daniggelis (295).
• After 108 last season and now 105 this spring, Giroux is the only player in league history with two seasons of 100-plus draw controls.
• Carson grabbed the headlines with seven goals, but it was Sophia Turchetta who led the Big Green in scoring on Wednesday, finishing the game with eight points on two goals and six assists. Turchetta missed out on tying the program record for helpers in a game by just one as Sandy Bryan ’83 had nine in a game against Plymouth State in 1980.
• Campbell Brewer had a career day as well with five assists and seven total points, while Kierra Sweeney scored three times and finished with four points.
• Freshman Kate White’s eight ground balls were also one short of a program record, as Kate Killen ’04 picked up nine against UNH during the 2003 season
SCOUTING THE BEARS
• Brown is 8-6 overall, but sits tied for last in the Ivy League with a 1-5 conference mark.
• The Bears are currently on a two-game skid after road losses at Harvard and Columbia.
• Brown is actually averaging 14.36 goals per game this season, a figure good for fourth in the league. However, the goals against average of 12.14 has them sixth.
• Freshman Risa Mosenthal leads a potent attack with 51 goals and 58 points, while junior Hafsa Moinuddin has a team-best 20 assists.
• Sophomore Maggie Bigelow has been the goalie of record in 11 games, boasting a 7-4 record to go along with a .401 save percentage and an 11.89 goals against average.
• Dartmouth won last season’s game in Hanover, 12-8.
• Brown had won the year before in 2016, just its second win against Dartmouth since 1998.
• The Big Green have won 18-of-20 against the Bears in that time and hold a 32-12-1 all-time edge in the series.
LEADERS OF THE PACK
Dartmouth leads the Ivy League in…
• …Scoring (15.43)
• …Ground Balls (18.71)
• …Shooting Percentage (.457)
• …Shots on Goal (25.29)
Dartmouth is top-3 in the Ivy League in…
• …Defense (10.07 | 2nd)
• …Assists (5.93 | 3rd)
• …Points (21.36 | 3rd)
• …Shots Attempted (33.79 | 3rd)
• The game will be carried live on the Ivy League Network for those fans who subscribe to the online video portal.
• The game will also be carried by ESPN+.
• BrownBears.com will provide live stats for those looking to follow along.
• For an inside look at the team, follow @DartmouthWLAX on Twitter.
The Big Green will be at the 2018 Ivy League Tournament next week. The location and seeding of the conference’s postseason will be known Saturday night at the conclusion of the Penn/Yale game set to begin at 4 p.m.