For the second time in as many years, the Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team will play in the Ivy League Tournament Championship Game. This time it will be thanks in large part to the play of senior Hana Bowers in Friday’s semifinal match-up against Princeton at Franklin Field.
Bowers, a 2013 First Team All-Ivy League player, scored a free-position shot with 1:22 left in double overtime that gave her team an 11-10 victory over the Tigers, sending the third-seeded Big Green to the finals Sunday at noon against the hosts and top seed from Penn.
The final game of the weekend will serve as a rematch from last year’s championship that Dartmouth won, 6-4, over the Quakers. Penn advanced to Sunday’s tilt with a 10-5 victory over Cornell in the second semifinal. In four seasons of Ivy League Tournaments, Penn and Dartmouth have played for the crown three times (2010, 2012, 2013).
The game-winner was Bowers’ fifth of the day and her sixth point after also adding an assist on the first marker of the afternoon.