No. 16 Princeton Returns Home to Face Dartmouth –

Eye on the Tigers
Princeton is coming off of 13-12 win at Penn State on Monday afternoon. The win improved the Tigers to 4-2 on the season, as the team rallied from a five-goal deficit with a dominating second-half performance. In the Ivy League, Princeton is 1-0 with a win at Brown. Freshman Kyla Sears sits atop the scoring column with 28 points on 21 goals and seven assists. She has an incredible 79.4 percent shot on goal percentage scoring on 21 of her 27 shots on frame. Junior Kathryn Hallett has 12 goals and two assists for 14 points, while sophomore Tess D’Orsi has eight tallies and four helpers. Juniors Julia Haney adds 11 points and Elizabeth George 10. Freshman Marge Donovan and senior Ellie McNulty are the team leaders in draw controls with 20+ each. Senior Camille Sullivan proved lethal in the draws when called upon in the second half against Penn State and has nine. Junior defender Alex Argo has caused 10 turnovers and has 14 ground balls to lead the Tigers in both categories. Senior Mary Kate McDonough and freshman Sam Fish are both options in goal. McDonough has made all six starts and has a .439 save percentage and an 11.97 goals against average. Fish is coming off of a career-high 11 save performance at Penn State, her first win of the season.

The Series
Princeton holds a 27-18 edge in the all-time series with Dartmouth, that dates back to April 12, 1980.  The Tigers have won the last four meetings in the series, including an 18-8 decision last year in Hanover. The Big Green’s last win was a double overtime decision at the 2013 Ivy League Tournament.

Scouting the Big Green
Dartmouth is 5-1 having just played on Wednesday in a one-goal win at Jacksonville. The Big Green are 1-0 in the Ivy League with a 20-10 win versus Columbia on March 3. Leading the offense is Ellie Carson with 23 goals and six assists for 29 points. Elizabeth Mastrio has tallied 17 goals and adds three assists. Tori Chanenchuk, Colby’s younger sister, has a team-high 13 helpers and four goals, while Katie Bourque has 15 points. Larson Bennett and Campbell Brewer have each found the back of the net 10 times. Kathryn Giroux and Claire Marshall have won the  most draws on the team with Giroux pulling in 46 draws and Marshall 23. The Big Green have used three goalkeepers this season but Kiera Vrindten has started in all six games. She has a .426 save percentage and an 9.89 GAA.

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