#16 Women's Lax Back in Ivy Play at Dartmouth

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PHILADELPHIA – Ivy League action resumes for the University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse team on Sunday as the No. 16 Quakers venture to Hanover to take on Dartmouth at Scully-Fahey Field.

The Quakers are 6-2 overall this season, and 1-0 to start Ivy League competition. Dartmouth is 4-3 overall, and 0-1 in Ancient Eight play.

Penn has won three consecutive road games entering the weekend – tied for the sixth-longest road winning streak in the country. The Big Green, on the other hand, have won five consecutive games at home dating back to last season.

The Ivy League’s two most prolific point producers will be in action on Sunday in Penn’s Nina Corcoran and Dartmouth’s Jaclyn Leto. Corcoran has the overall Ivy lead in points with 33 on the strength of a League-best 23 assists. Leto is second with 28 points, pacing the Ivy League with 26 goals.

Notes to Know …

Sunday’s game is the 41st all-time between Penn and Dartmouth. The Big Green have a 22-18 edge in the all-time series.

The Quakers have had the better of the results between the two teams of late, winning 10 of the last 12 meetings and taking the last four.

All-time in Hanover, Penn is 6-11, but the Quakers have won three of their last four in New Hampshire.

Discussing Dartmouth …
The Big Green are returning to Hanover after a three-game road swing … The last two contests came in California – an 8-6 win over Denver in Los Angeles, and a 17-4 loss to No. 8 USC on Wednesday … The Big Green have been on fire at home, with three wins at Scully-Fahey Field this season … Dartmouth has averaged 14.6 goals-per-game at home this season … The Big Green are 0-3 against ranked opponents this season – with losses to No. 3 Florida (16-6), No. 9 Princeton (11-5), and No. 8 USC … Senior Jaclyn Leto, twice a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection, leads the Ivy League with 26 goals this season – eight of which came in a single game against Boston University … She was held off the scoreboard in Dartmouth’s lone Ivy game this season … Leto is also tied for second in draw controls with 21.

Corcoran Ascending Assist Charts …
Nina Corcoran is one of the nation’s leading playmakers, ranking fifth among active players with 92 assists and seventh in assists-per-game with 1.51. Corcoran’s 23 assists this season are No. 1 in the Ivy League and sixth in the county. Her 2.8 assists-per-game in 2016 are also No. 1 in the Ivy League and rank No. 3 among all Division I players.

Nina’s Numbers are No. 1 …
In terms of points, Nina Corcoran is No. 1 in the Ivy League and No. 22 in the country with 33 points through eight games. Her 4.13 points-per-game are second in the Ivy League and 22nd in the country.

Corcoran Closing in on All-Time Record …
One of the most prolific playmakers in Penn history, Nina Corcoran is closing in on the program’s all-time assists record. She has 92 helpers entering this weekend – second-most all-time and 16 away from tying the all-time record of 108 set by Sherry Marcantonio ’83. Corcoran’s 152 career points are seventh-most all-time by a Quaker. She is five away from taking over fifth place.

Britt Brown Backstopping Defense …
Goalkeeper Britt Brown is third among Ivy League goalkeepers with a 6.98 GAA. Her .514 save percentage is first among Ivy keepers. Among goalkeepers nationally, she ranks No. 13 in GAA and No. 10 in save percentage.

Williamson Among League Leaders in Goals …
Senior Iris Williamson has scored 17 goals this season, fifth among Ivy Leaguers.

The Williamson Watch …
With her 83 career goals and 16 career assists, Iris Williamson is sitting on 99 career points – one away from becoming the 23rd Quaker to reach 100 career points. Her 83 goals are already among the program’s all-time records – ranking No. 13.

Penn Prides Itself on Possession …
The Quakers have not been kind to opponents this season, refusing to give up possession without a fight. Penn is No. 3 in the county and tops in the Ivy League in turnovers-per-game, committing just 10.59 per outing.

Late Rally Note Enough in 12-8 Loss to #1 Maryland
The Quakers spotted the defending champions a 12-2 lead on March 23, but put together a 6-0 run over the game’s final 15:00 to close within four. Despite the 12 goals allowed, Britt Brown was a big part of Penn staying in range with 13 saves. Alex Condon had a hat trick for the second game in a row, adding four caused turnovers.

Corcoran Triples Up on Ivy Awards …
For the third consecutive week – and fourth time this season – Nina Corcoran was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week after a four-point day in the win at No. 17 Towson. Corcoran is the first Ivy Leaguer to win three consecutive Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week awards since Jacque Weitzel in 1998 for Dartmouth.

DeSimone Dominates Defensively …
Corcoran’s fellow co-captain, Lely DeSimone, was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week following her effort against Towson. DeSimone had three ground balls, a caused turnover and a draw control against the Tigers, helping Penn keep the Tigers off the score board for the final 34:12 of the game.

Quakers Trip Up #17 Towson, 7-4
In Penn’s second Top-20 matchup of the season, the Quakers erased a 4-0 deficit with the game’s final seven goals in a 7-4 win in Baltimore. Penn held Towson off the scoreboard for the final 34:12 of the game. Alex Condon had two goals for the Quakers, while Corcoran had a goal and three assists.

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