The Bulldogs are coming off a loss against Cornell this past Saturday and are seeking redemption to close out the spring.
Last year the Elis took down Bruno 10–8 in their season closer. This year, the team seeks to repeat its success.
“I think we’re going into this game in a really good place … it’s the last game for our seniors and we want to end on a high note for them with a win against Brown,” attack Nicole Daniggelis ’16 said.
Yale came one game short of qualifying for the Ivy League Championship, but its season is not yet over. The team is graduating a wide variety of talent, but the underclassmen intend to hold the team together, according to defenseman Maggie Moriarty ’16.
“This game means a lot to our team, especially the seniors. Our goal is to end our season — for some of us, our careers — on a win, and we’ve being doing all we can to make sure we’ve got our heads in the game on Friday,” defenseman Adrienne Tarver ’14 said.
Tarver is the team captain and currently ranks 11th in the country in ground balls per game. She is only six short of Yale’s all-time record. Daniggelis was recently named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week and currently holds the Ivy League record for draw controls in a season.
As a team, the Bulldogs have also proved to be skilled in draw controls this season. This has helped Yale surpass both the cumulative shooting and scoring efforts of its opponents. The team currently boasts two of the top three point scorers in the Ancient Eight.
The team has been focusing on its skills in the final week of training in order to secure the win, according to midfielder Ashley McCormick ’14.
“This week we have been working on specific elements of our game such as pushing transition while also focusing on the fundamentals in order to minimize turnovers,” McCormick said.
Brown fell to Penn in its game this past weekend; the loss also knocked the Bears out of contention for a spot in the Ivy League Championship. Bruno started the season on fire, with seven consecutive wins. The team did not, however, hold its streak and is coming off consecutive losses to Cornell and Penn.
“We are looking forward to ending the season on a high note against Brown so that the seniors can go out with a bang, though we certainly respect Brown and are anticipating an exciting game,” McCormick said.
The Yale women’s lacrosse team currently has 37 players on its roster and will graduate nine seniors.