No. 17 Dartmouth Big Green (7-3, 3-1 Ivy) at
Cornell Big Red (6-5, 2-2 Ivy)
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Location: Schoellkopf Field | Ithaca, N.Y.
All-Time Series: Dartmouth 31-9
Last Meeting: 4.15.17 | L, 14-12 | Hanover
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team remains on the road for the second time this week as it heads to Central New York for a date with Ivy League rival Cornell on Saturday afternoon.
LAST TIME OUT
• Dartmouth battled back, but was unable to complete the comeback against No. 2 Boston College on Wednesday afternoon.
• The Big Green made it a one-goal game late (11-10), but two scores late from the Eagles held off the resurgent visitors at Newton Field.
• Dartmouth had four players score two goals in the contest as Campbell Brewer, Ellie Carson, Katie Bourque and Kierra Sweeney all found the back of the net twice. Additionally, Brewer had a helper to finish with a team-high three points.
• Bourque had a solid all-around game as, in addition to her two tallies, she posted four ground balls, four draws and a trio of caused turnovers.
SCOUTING THE BIG RED
• Cornell is tied for the fourth and final playoff spot amongst the Ivy League teams with Yale as the two both have 2-2 conference marks.
• The Big Red are 6-5 overall thanks to losses in their last two games to No. 1 Stony Brook (19-4) and at Brown (14-13). Up 13-8 halfway through the second period, Cornell would surrender the final six goals of the game to lose to the Bears Saturday in Providence.
• Sophomore Caroline Allen leads the team in scoring with 31 points on 22 goals and nine assists. Her assist total is also good for the team lead, while tied atop the team leaderboard with Tomasina Leska for goals (22).
• In goal, it’s been mostly Katie McGahan and her .450 save percentage to go along with a 10.77 goals against average and all six Cornell wins.
• Last year marked the 40th all-time meeting between the colorful Ivy League foes.
• Dartmouth owns a 31-9 edge in the series despite Cornell have claimed victories in each of the last two seasons.
• The team in green last won a game on the red team’s home field back in 2012 when they came away 12-10 victors.
• In last season’s meeting in Hanover, Kathryn Giroux would set a then-Dartmouth record for draw controls in a game with 13, while also moving into first place all-time for a single season, passing Sarah Plumb’s mark of 82 set as a senior in 2012.
CLOSER TO 100!
• She was held without a point at Boston College, but junior Elizabeth Mastrio is still just 15 away from 100 for her career.
• In 39 career games, Mastrio has amassed 85 points on 64 goals and 21 assists.
CLOSER TO 200!
• Junior Kathryn Giroux moved closer to becoming the first Dartmouth player with 200 draw controls in her career with another two against the Eagles.
• Giroux now has 64 this season and 189 for her career.
• That total ranks fourth all-time in Ivy League history behind only Yale’s Nicole Daniggelis (295 | 2012-2016), Grace Healy of Brown (229 | 2011-14) and current Yale junior Izzy Nixon (209). Nixon leads the Ivy League this season with 112, the only player more potent on the draw in the Ancient Eight this season than Giroux.
• With two goals against BC, Kierra Sweeney passed her previous career high for goals in a season as she now has 20 this year.
• As a sophomore last spring, Sweeney scored 19 times and finished with 21 points. This season as a junior, she has 20 goals and 23 points in four fewer games. Only once has she failed to score a goal in Dartmouth’s 11 contests in 2018.
• The game will be carried live on the Ivy League Network for those fans who subscribe to the online video portal.
• CornellBigRed.com will provide live stats for those looking to follow along.
• For an inside look at the team, follow @DartmouthWLAX on Twitter.
Dartmouth kicks off a three-game homestand next week with Vermont coming to Hanover for a mid-week game on Wednesday afternoon. The Big Green will then host Yale on Saturday at 4 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the men playing Penn at noon. Both games will be carried on ESPN3.