No. 3 Dartmouth | 11-4 vs.
No. 2 Penn | 12-3
Date: May 4, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Location: Princeton, N.J. | Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium
All-Time Series: Dartmouth | 23-20
Last Meeting: April 7, 2018 | L, 13-11 | Hanover
Streak: Penn, 2-0
The Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team is back in the Ivy League Tournament and is ready to take on Penn Friday afternoon at Princeton’s Sherrerd Field.
WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?
• The 2018 Ivy League Tournament is at Princeton after the Tigers earned the No. 1 seed by claiming a share of the conference title, but owning the tiebreaker with the Quakers thanks to a 21-8 win in the final weekend of the season.
• Penn is the No. 2 seed despite also claiming a share of the Ivy title with a 6-1 mark. At 12-3 overall, Penn has the best regular season record of any team in the field.
• Dartmouth is back in the conference postseason for the first time since 2013 and the fifth time total. The Big Green are 11-4 overall and were in the hunt for a share of the conference crown themselves were it not for a loss at Brown on the final day of the regular season.
• Columbia is the fourth team heading to New Jersey, but they do so unlike any of the other three programs. This marks the Lions’ first ever trip to the Ivy playoffs and do so despite a losing record overall (6-9) as well as in league play (3-4). Columbia benefits from a season that saw the Ivy League’s bottom four teams (Brown, Cornell, Yale and Harvard) all boast 2-5 marks, allowing it to sneak in with just three Ancient Eight victories.
• Dartmouth’s bounce back season did not go unnoticed by those around the league as Ellie Carson, Katie Bourque and Kiera Vrindten all were named to the All-Ivy First Team.
• For the second straight season, Kathryn Giroux was tabbed as a member of the Second Team.
• Danielle Spencer was honored as the Ivy League Co-Coach of the Year (sharing the honor with Princeton’s Chris Sailer), becoming the first Dartmouth bench boss to earn the distinction since the award began in 2015.
• Vrindten was named the Ivy League Goalkeeper of the Year in addition to her spot on the First Team after leading all starters with a 10.39 goals against average.
What a day! Congrats to Ellie, Kiera, Katie and Kathryn on their All-Ivy League selections and Danielle Spencer on being named the Ivy League Co-Coach of the Year!— Dartmouth W Lacrosse (@DartmouthWLax) May 1, 2018
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• Dartmouth was a staple of the Ivy League Tournament for the first four seasons (2010-13), but has not been back since.
• In those four appearances, the Big Green failed to make it to the championship game just one time (2011), while winning once (2012) and losing twice (2010 and 2013). All three championship games have come against Penn.
• Hana Bowers ’13 is the program’s all-time leader in Ivy postseason scores, notching 13 goals in five games (she did not appear in the two ILT games as a freshman in 2010).
• Julie Wadland (2010) and Kristen Giovanniello (2011, 2012, 2013) are the only two Dartmouth goalkeepers to play in the conference playoffs. Wadland made 14 saves in her one year, while Giovanniello made 32 across five games and three years. The program record for most saves in one game is Giovanniello’s nine against Penn in the 2013 final, while the 16 saves she made in 2012 is a tournament mark for a Big Green keeper.
LEADING THE WAY
• Sophomore Ellie Carson led the team in scoring this season with 63 points and goals with 51.
• She was just one of five players in the league to reach the 50-goal mark this season and in doing so, Carson became just the eighth player in program history to reach the half-century mark for tallies in a single season.
• The second-year attacker scored in every contest this season with four games of five or more, including a seven-goal game against UMass Lowell in the final home outing of the season.
DISHIN’ EM OUT
• Sophomore Tori Chanenchuk had a team-high 27 assists this season, more than double the next closest Big Green player (Carson, 12).
• Her 27 assists ranked tied for fourth in the Ivy League this season, while the 1.93 per game average was third.
• As it stands now, Chanenchuk’s current total is the sixth-best single-season mark in Dartmouth history, just one behind Jen Green’s 28 in 1997. Green also owns the top mark with 39 the following year.
• It will be a family reunion of sorts as Chanenchuk’s sister Colby is a senior on the Princeton team.
• Larson Bennett might be overlooked by some due to the high-powered scoring of some of her teammates, but the assistant captain has quietly gone about producing her best season as a senior.
• Her 15 goals this season are eight more than her previous three seasons combined.
• The 16 points in 2018 make up 57.1% of her career output as she had just 12 total in her first three seasons.
OFFENSIVE AND DEEP
• The Dartmouth scoring offense averages 15.56 goals per game this season, the best figure in the Ivy League and the 14th-best mark in the nation.
• In total, eight players reached double digits in goals this season, second in the Ivy League behind only Princeton’s nine. Dartmouth and Brown led the league in players with at least 20 points this spring as both boasted seven players to reach the figure.
|Team||Double-Digit Goal Scorers||Players with 20+ Points|
|* - Ivy League Tournament Team|
DON’T BE SO DEFENSIVE!
• Friday’s first semifinal features the two best defensive teams in the conference.
• Penn leads way with a 10.08 goals against average as a team, while the Green and White are second with a 10.53 mark.
• This weekend’s four teams are the top four teams in the Ivy League in team save percentage: Princeton (.480), Penn (.478), Columbia (.425) and Dartmouth (.423).
• Friday’s game will be carried live on both the Ivy League Network as well as ESPN+.
• GoPrincetonTigers.com will provide live stats.
• Those looking to follow the action and stay up to date on all the happenings with the team can do so via the Big Green’s Twitter account: @DartmouthWLAX.
• A win on Friday will move either Penn or Dartmouth to Sunday’s Ivy League Championship Game against the victor of the Princeton/Columbia contest. The title tilt will be Sunday at 11 a.m. in Princeton.