Northwestern becomes the third school to repeat as Division I women's lacrosse champion. The last to accomplish the feat was Princeton (2002-03). Maryland won titles from 1995-2001. The Wildcats are the sixth school to win multiple NCAA Division I women's lacrosse titles.
Northwestern became the ninth team to win the national championship with one loss (20-1).
Northwestern has won eight consecutive NCAA Championship tournament games, which is the third longest streak in NCAA history.
The NU women's lacrosse team is the first team in the University's history to win back-to-back NCAA titles.
In eight lifetime NCAA appearances, Northwestern has a 10-6 record and that includes 2-0 in title games.
The 11 combined goals scored equaled the second-lowest scoring championship game. New Hampshire defeated Maryland 6-5 in 1985 and the lowest mark of 10 goals was established in 1984, when Temple defeated Maryland 6-4.
Northwestern held Dartmouth scoreless for the final 24:49 of the game and outscored the Big Green 4-0 in that span.
Trailing 4-3, Northwestern scored goals 1:39 apart (at 37:54 and 39:33) to take the lead for good, 5-4. The Wildcats scored again 3:36 later (at 43:09) for a total of three goals in 5:15.
There were four ties (at 1, 2, 3, 4) and three lead changes in the game. Dartmouth held the lead three times (at 1-0; 3-2; 4-3) and never led by more than one goal. Northwestern held two leads (2-1 and 5-4 to end of game).
NU's Aly Josephs led all scorers with four goals and four points. Sarah Albrecht finished with three points on two goals and an assist.
No Dartmouth player recorded more than one point.
The 32 combined shots marked the second lowest total in an NCAA Championship round game (semifinal/final) and tied the fourth lowest total in any NCAA tournament game.
Dartmouth's 10 shots tied the second-lowest shot total by a single team in an NCAA Championship round game (semifinal/final) and the third lowest in any NCAA tournament game.
Dartmouth has a 10-11 overall record in 11 NCAA appearances. DC head coach Amy Patton is 10-10.
Northwestern scored a season-low two goals in the first half. The previous season low was four goals, which occurred April 23 vs. UConn and April 7 vs. Duke.
Northwestern improved to 2-1 when trailing at the half, while Dartmouth suffered its first loss of the season when holding a halftime lead. The Big Green entered the title game with a 12-0 mark when leading at the half.
This marked Dartmouth's first-ever appearance in NCAA Championship game by a women's team in the school's history.
Today's attendance of 5,684 broke the previous attendance record at an NCAA Women's Lacrosse championship game of 5,422, which was established in 2002.