Bruno trumps Stanford, falls to Dartmouth

Contributing Writer
Monday, April 2, 2012

Over spring break, the women’s lacrosse team split a two-game home stand, beating Stanford 14-9 March 25 before falling 14-8 to No. 11 Dartmouth March 31.

Brown 14, Stanford 9

The Bears (5-4, 1-2 Ivy) started off strong, scoring three goals within the first five minutes. The game was a high-scoring affair – after only 10 minutes of play, the score was 4-3 in favor of Brown. The Cardinal (2-5) and the Bears traded goals throughout the rest of the first half, and Bruno grabbed a 9-7 advantage going into the pause.

After the break, the Bears took control of the game. Less than five minutes into the second period, Danielle Mastro ’14 scored twice and Lindsay Minges ’13 once, giving the Bears an 12-7 lead. The Cardinal only managed two goals in the second half.

“For our first game after spring break, and to play well and together as a team, it was a great win,” said Head Coach Keely McDonald ’00.

Dartmouth 14, Brown 8

Bruno came into the match hoping to improve upon its 1-1 record in the Ivy League. But it did not take the Big Green (7-1, 3-0 Ivy) long to begin dashing those hopes. After just 10 minutes, Dartmouth had a commanding 4-0 lead. 

Though Tara Rooke ’13 put the Bears on the board with an unassisted goal, Dartmouth answered with a score of its own. Back-and-forth scoring continued for the rest of the half, and the Big Green held an 8-4 lead going into the break.

The Big Green kicked off the scoring again in the second period. But the Bears began to mount a comeback – Grace Healy ’14, Alexandra Crerend ’15, and Bre Hudgins ’14 all scored, narrowing the Bears’ deficit to two. 

In the end, their offensive efforts were not enough, and Dartmouth went on a four-goal run to seal the win.

McDonald commended her team’s will to fight back against a very strong Dartmouth squad but said she felt her team could have done more during the match.

The Bears will have a chance to even their conference record on the road against Harvard April 7.

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