Women’s Lacrosse Falls at Dartmouth, 12-8

Women’s Lacrosse Falls at Dartmouth, 12-8

HANOVER, N.H. - The Brown women's lacrosse team was defeated by Dartmouth, 12-8, at Scully-Fahey Field on Saturday afternoon to close out the 2017 season. Dartmouth built up a 9-3 lead going into halftime and held off Brown in the second half for the victory.

After a free-position goal by Dartmouth to open the game (29:07), sophomore Hafsa Moinuddin (Cheshire, Conn.) tied it, 1-1, with a free position of her own at 23:02. The Big Green would then jump out to a 5-1 advantage with four-straight goals. Junior Emma Dahle (Wynnewood, Pa.) halted the run with a free-position tally at 10:08 but the Big Green would tack on another four scores for an 9-2 lead. Moinuddin netted her second goal of the contest at 00:56 to bring the score to 9-3 entering the break.

Dartmouth (7-8, 2-5 Ivy League) edged Brown (6-9, 1-6 Ivy League) in shots for the stanza at 15-13 and held an 8-5 lead in draw controls. The Big Green were 4-for-6 on free-position shots while the Bears were 2-for-4. Kiera Vrindten made eight saves in net for Dartmouth while junior Mikaela Karlsson (Framingham, Mass.) made one stop entering the game towards the end of the first.

Sophomore Zoe Verni (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) opened the second half with a goal at 29:15 but the Big Green quickly responded with a tally at 28:14 for a 10-4 lead. Both teams would trade goals with freshman Emma DeGennaro (Huntington, N.Y.) scoring two in the sequence to bring the score to 12-6.

Brown would close out the game with two straight, the first from junior Marissa Hudgins (Syracuse, N.Y.) at 1:02 and the second from sophomore Carolyn Paletta (Greenwich, Conn.) with just one second remaining on the clock (free position) to bring the game to its final of 12-8.

Brown outscored Dartmouth 5-3 in the second frame and outshot the Big Green 16-13. The Bears also held the lead in draw controls in the period at 5-3. Brown was 2-for-3 on free-position shots while Dartmouth was shutout (0-for-3). Karlsson made three saves in the second while Vrindten added six.

Three Bears would record two points in the contest in Moinuddin (2G), Verni (1G, 1A) and DeGennaro (2G). Hudgins concluded the game with three caused turnovers, three ground balls and two draw controls on defense. Her 35 caused turnovers on the season rank third all-time at Brown. Paletta added two draw controls to move her into sole possession of fifth all-time at Brown with 53 in a season. Deck led Dartmouth with four goals while Kierra Sweeney put in two goals and added a pair of assists.