Men's Lacrosse Travels to No. 13 Princeton on Saturday
Saturday: Dartmouth (2-7, 0-3 Ivy) at #13/15 Princeton (7-3, 3-0 Ivy)
Location: Princeton, N.J.
Date: Saturday, April 14, 1 p.m.
Series Record: Princeton leads, 51-7
HANOVER, N.H. — Despite taking a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, the Big Green fell to Yale on Saturday, 13-11 for their seventh loss of the season. The Bulldogs outscored Dartmouth 8-3 in the second and third quarters to secure the victory.
Senior Kip Dooley (Minneapolis, Minn.) led the squad with three goals and two assists, and junior Nikki Dysenchuk (Darien, Conn.) added three goals.
SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN
Dartmouth heads back out on the road with a 2-7 record overall and a 0-3 mark in the conference. After starting the season 2-0, the Big Green have dropped seven straight with three of the losses coming against ranked opponents. Dartmouth is 1-4 on the road this season.
Through nine games, the team has seven players with double-digit points, 15 who have recorded a point and nine with a goal and an assist. Senior Drew Tunney (Greenwich, Conn.) leads the team in points with 28 on nine goals and 19 assists. Dysenchuk is second with 11 goals and six assists for 17 points. Junior Chris Costabile (Sykesville, Md.) is third with 15 points on 14 goals and one assist. Sophomore Mike Olentine (Princeton, N.J.) and Dooley are tied for fourth with 14 points. Olentine has eight goals and six assists, and Dooley has nine goals and five assists. Adam Hull (Saint James, N.Y.) leads the freshman class with two points on two goals.
Senior Fergus Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) has started all nine games for Dartmouth this season. He has an 11.48 goals against average, a 2-7 record, 90 saves and a .476 save percentage in 517:18 minutes.
The team is averaging 8.89 goals per game, while allowing 11.67 goals against. The Big Green take 33.4 shots per game and grab 26.89 ground balls per game. The team is 10-for-39 in man-up situations for a conversion rate of 25.6 percent.
Through nine regular season games, the Big Green have two players who have scored in each game. Dysenchuk leads the duo with 17 points on 11 goals and six assists. He has had a season-high three points three times.
Sophomore Brendan Rotanz (Westport, Conn.) is the other member of the group, totaling 13 points. He has registered a goal in each game and had two goals in a game three times.
FORCING THE ISSUE
Dartmouth enters the game at Princeton fifth in the country in caused turnovers per game. The Big Green force 9.22 turnovers per game with Detroit leading the nation at 11.36.
Junior Pat Flynn (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) is the team leader, causing 1.11 turnovers per game.
DOUBLE HAT TRICK
For the second time this season, Dartmouth had two players score three goals in a single game. In the loss to Yale, Dooley and Dysenchuk each had three goals. Dooley also added two assists. It was the second time this season each player had three goals in a game. Dooley also recorded three in the loss at Harvard, and Dysenchuk tallied three in the loss to Cornell.
The other game this season the Big Green had two players with three goals was in the 11-10 victory against Sacred Heart. Tunney had three goals and six assists and Costabile scored seven goals.
The only other Dartmouth player to score three goals in a game this season was Olentine in the loss to Bellarmine.
Dysenchuk recorded the 50th point of his career when he tallied his first of three goals on Saturday against Yale. He finished the contest with three goals and now has 52 points in his career. The junior has 37 goals and 15 assists in 36 games.
Dysenchuk became the third Big Green athlete to eclipse the 50-point mark this season. Tunney recorded his 50th point in the loss at Hofstra, and now has 24 goals and 29 assists in 29 career games.
Costabile registered his 50th point earlier this season in the win over Sacred Heart. The junior now has 58 points on 47 goals and 11 assists.
The active career leader for Dartmouth is Dooley. The midfielder has 45 goals and 39 assists for 84 points in 49 games.
Entering the week, Tunney was in the top 10 in the country in assists at 2.11 assists per game, which put him ninth in the nation. Steele Stanwick of Virginia leads the country at 3.3 assists per game.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
The 13th-ranked Tigers enter Saturday’s game with a 7-3 record overall and are 3-0 in the Ivy League. Princeton played two games in the past week. The team lost at Syracuse last Saturday, 10-9, but rebounded with a win at home against Rutgers on Tuesday, 13-4. The Tigers have won five of their last six games.
Sophomore Tom Schreiber leads the team with 40 points on 22 goals and 18 assists. Junior Jeff Froccaro is second with 17 goals and six assists for 23 points. Senior Alex Capretta has 21 points on 14 goals and seven assists, which puts him third on the team.
Senior Tyler Fiorito has started nine of the 10 games for Princeton. In 547:22 minutes, he has a 6.69 goals against average, 92 saves, a .601 save percentage and a 6-3 record.
The Tigers average 11.10 goals per game, while allowing 6.90 goals against. The team takes 37.2 shots per game, and is 11-for-32 in man-up situations for a 34.4 percent conversion rate.
Dartmouth and Princeton will meet for the 59th time on Saturday. The Tigers lead the all-time series, 51-7. The series started on April 11, 1953 at Princeton. The Tigers won the game 16-5. Last season the teams played each other in the New England Lacrosse Classic at Gillette Stadium with Princeton winning, 8-4. It marked the first neutral-site contest between the two programs. Dartmouth last won at Princeton on April 26, 2003, 13-6.