No. 18 Dartmouth Drops Columbia for Ivy Win

NEW YORK - Senior Kat Collins (Darien, Conn.) and freshman Liz Calby (Darien, Conn.) each scored four goals to lead #18 Dartmouth women's lacrosse to a 15-7 win at Columbia. Dartmouth improves to 5-2 overall, 2-0 Ivy while Columbia falls to 1-5, 0-3 Ivy.

Collins finished with a game-high six points with four goals and two assists along with five ground balls and four caused turnovers to continue her monster week.

Calby had the biggest day of her young career with five goals and one assist and Sarah Plumb (Wellesley, Mass.) tallied three goals, one assist and five draw controls.

The Big Green held a 25-18 shot advantage and had 22 ground balls to Columbia's 12. Freshman Kristen Giovanniello (Old Brookville, N.Y.) made eight saves in goal.

Dartmouth stormed out to an 8-0 lead over the Lions, keeping Columbia off the board until the nine-minute mark. The Big Green led 2-0 in just the first minute of play with goals from Collins and Greta Meyer (Denver, Colo.) off a feed from Calby. Sarah Parks (Ellicott City, Md.) made it a 3-0 game at 27:55 before Calby scored back-to-back goals for a 5-0 lead less than six minutes into the game.

Meyer scored her second of the game off a feed from Collins at 22:59 and Plumb potted two unanswered for an 8-0 lead at 11:44. Columbia finally got past Giovanniello with 9:18 left in the half when Gabrielle Geronimos converted a free position shot. Calby brought the lead back up to eight before halftime, however, with an unassisted tally for a 9-1 lead.

Dartmouth kept the pressure on in the second half when Collins made it an 11-1 lead with goals just a minute apart in the first four minutes. Columbia came storming back, however, scoring five unanswered goals including three from Kacie Johnson in a six minute span, making it an 11-6 Dartmouth lead with 13:31 on the clock.

Collins won the ensuing draw and found Calby for a goal just 15 seconds later, getting the Big Green back on track. Plumb brought the Dartmouth lead to 13-6 at 10:49 before Columbia's Melissa Peterson scored her team's final goal of the day, down 13-7 with 8:21 on the clock.

Dartmouth got two more goals including a free position goal from Hana Bowers (Old Greenwich, Conn.) and Collins' fourth of the day for the 15-7 final.

Dartmouth is back at Scully Fahey Field for two this coming week, hosting Brown on Saturday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m. and Syracuse on Monday, April 4 at 3:00 p.m.

2011-03-26



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