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June 21, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Men's, women's lacrosse teams start 2-0

Both the men's and women's lacrosse teams won last Saturday to remain undefeated at 2-0 for the season.

The men bested Lehigh 12-11 while the women crushed Richmond 17-8.

The Dartmouth men jumped out early to a 2-0lead before Lehigh fought back to take a 5-3 advantage.

But the Big Green offense came back to give Dartmouth a 12-8 lead with four and a half minutes to play.

Lehigh stormed back with three goals late in the game to close to 12-11 but the Big Green defense held on.

"We got the stop when it counted at the end, with great defense," said Coach Tim Nelson.

Nelson said he was pleased with the team's play, especiallysince it ended an 11 day Spring Break road trip.

Sophomore Brian Merritt led the men's team with four goals and three assists.

The men's team plays next at Stony Brook on April 1. This week "we're going to work on clearing the ball," Nelson said. "We gave up too many easy goals."

The women's team came out strong and pulled away to an 8-4 lead at the half.

The Dartmouth attack really "kicked it in in the second half,"said Assistant Coach Marianne Bocock.

"The team was really moving through the midfield well and passing it instead of running which is nice," Bocock said.

Lauren Holleran '95 led the women with six goals and three assists. Sarah Devens '96 also tallied six goals.

Senior Kirsten Prettyman was solid in goal, recording five saves.

Bocock said the game was not as lopsided as the final score suggests.

"Although it seems like a significant trouncing," she said. "They have some really good athletes," who were constantly a threat.

The women play next Wednesday afternoon at Boston College.