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Local roundup: Big Green holds off Hofstra

  • Dartmouth's Elizabeth Mastrio (11) drives against the defense by Hofstra's Jackie Gatti early in the game in Hanover, N.H., on March 26, 2019. Dartmouth won, 16-12. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Dartmouth's Natalee Palmer, left, turns the corner to run between her teammates during introductions before their game with Hofstra in Hanover, N.H., on March 26, 2019. Dartmouth won, 16-12. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Dartmouth's Katie Bourque (22) scores on Hofstra's Jess Smith early in their game in Hanover, N.H., on March 26, 2019. At right are Hoffstra's Annalise Martin (52) and Darcie Smith. Dartmouth won, 16-12. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Staff Reports
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

HANOVER — The Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse team raced out to an early lead Tuesday against Hofstra, but held off a valiant comeback effort to earn the 16-12 non-conference win at Scully-Fahey Field.

Kierra Sweeney scored five times and had seven points for the Big Green (5-3), but it was a big save with 1:05 left in regulation from goalie Katie Forman that sealed the victory against the visiting Pride (6-4).

“I was really pleased with our hustle all over the field today,” Dartmouth coach Danielle Spencer said in a news release. “Specifically, we had some pretty inspiring ground balls, draw controls and saves. I’m excited for another home contest on Saturday.”

The Big Green has won its last four games.

Ellie Carson had three goals for Dartmouth, while Elizabeth Mastrio, Sophia Turnchetta and Katie Bourque had two apiece.

The Big Green raced out to a 10-3 first-half lead before the Pride score the game’s next four goals and eventually cut the deficit to 13-12 with 6:26 left in regulation.

Goals by Carson, Sweeney and Mastrio, however, gave Dartmouth some breathing room.

Alyssa Parrella led Hofstra with six goals.

Forman (seven saves) and Becca Wade (five) split time in the Dartmouth goal, while Hofstra’s Jess Smith made 15 saves and Sara Guarascio one in relief.

Dartmouth is back in action Saturday at home against Harvard. Game time from Scully-Fahey Field is set for 2 p.m.. with the contest broadcast live on NESN.

Chargers senior honored

NEW LONDON — Colby-Sawyer senior Brittany Ireland was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference player of the week.

Ireland led the Chargers with 14 points in a 2-0 week against GNAC opponents. She had eight goals, six assists, six ground balls, six draw controls and three caused turnovers for the week. She also moved into seventh on Colby-Sawyer’s career assists list with 42.

Colby-Sawyer (4-2, 3-2 GNAC) will host conference foe Emmanuel at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.