Dartmouth Big Green (5-5) vs.
No. 19 Boston College Eagles (10-5)
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 3:00 PM
Location: Hanover, N.H. | Scully-Fahey Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth Leads 19-1
Last Meeting: April 12, 2016 / L, 14-9 (Newton)
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team begins a three-game homestand Wednesday afternoon against No. 19 Boston College.
Dartmouth plays host to No. 19 BC Wednesday afternoon at Scully-Fahey Field to start a 3-game homestand in seven days. pic.twitter.com/WJL4n216YY— Dartmouth W Lacrosse (@DartmouthWLax) April 10, 2017
LAST TIME OUT
- The Big Green dropped an Ivy League game, 17-6, at No. 11 Penn on Saturday.
- Sophomore Elizabeth Mastrio scored two goals to lead the team in the loss.
- Freshman goalkeeper Kiera Vrindten posted 13 saves.
- Kathryn Giroux had seven of Dartmouth’s 12 draw controls.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
- Boston College comes into Wednesday’s game with a 10-5 overall record and is currently 2-4 in ACC action.
- The Eagles are currently 19th in the intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll, 15th in the Inside Lacrosse rankings and 11th in the first release of the RPI by the NCAA.
- Including Wednesday’s game, BC only has two regular season games remaining on the 2017 schedule before the ACC Tournament April 27-30. The Eags are coming off a 15-12 home loss to Duke in their most recent outing and only have a home game with Notre Dame on April 22 left in the regular season.
- Sam Apuzzo leads the team with 73 points and 27 assists, while kicking in 46 goals. Katie Weeks not only leads the team, but ranks fourth nationally in goals this season with 50. The duo (96) trail only Louisville’s Hannah Koloski (56) and Meghan Siverson (47) as the highest-scoring teammates in the nation.
- Zoe Ochoa has started in all 15 games this season, while Lauren Daly has played in all 15.
AGAINST BOSTON COLLEGE
- Wednesday marks the 21st all-time meeting between the two programs with the Green and White holding a 19-1 edge in the series.
- Last season’s 14-9 loss on the road was the first time the Eagles had ever defeated the Big Green, snapping a 19-game winning streak for Dartmouth dating back to the 1985 season.
- Prior to last year, the last time the two had met was an NCAA Tournament First Round game played at Syracuse in which the Big Green won, 11-8, to advance to the second round against the host Orange.
- The three games against BC, Cornell and Albany is the longest such run of consecutive games played at Scully-Fahey this season.
- The last time Dartmouth played three straight at home was late March into early April during the 2015 season. The Green suffered a pair of close loses to USC and Harvard before earning a 10-9 OT win against Cornell to close things out.
- Acacia Walker, the BC head coach, was the assistant coach at Northwestern during Dartmouth head coach Danielle Spencer’s freshman year. The Wildcats won the national title that season, one of three at Northwestern for Walker.
- The two also played together on the US National Team for two years.
CLOSING IN ON 100
- Vrindten is just five saves away from 100 for the season. Jessica Frieder stopped 101 as a senior in 2015 and was the last Dartmouth keeper to reach the century mark in a campaign.
- The 95 saves rank as the fifth-best figure by any Ivy League keeper this season.
- In just her second season, Kathryn Giroux now ranks 12th all-time at Dartmouth with 85 career draw controls.
- Her 68 already this season is second all-time in program history and trails only the 82 set by Sarah Plumb as a senior in 2012.
Fans with subscriptions to the league’s service can watch Wednesday’s game live on the Ivy League Digital Network or follow along with live stats provided by DartmouthSports.com. Live updates will also be provided by the team’s official Twitter account: @DartmouthWLAX.
After Wednesday’s game, the Big Green will play host to No. 8 Cornell Saturday at 3 p.m.