PHILADELPHIA, PA. – After scoring a goal early in the first quarter, the offense went dormant for the Dartmouth men’s lacrosse on Saturday afternoon in an 11-2 loss to No. 18 Penn in Ivy League action at Franklin Field.
With the loss, the Big Green (3-9, 1-4 Ivy League) are mathematically eliminated from making the conference postseason tournament, while the Quakers produced their second highest goal total of the year in the triumph.
Dartmouth freshman KC Beard opened the scoring with 6:21 remaining in the first quarter as he converted a pass from sophomore Adam Fishman. Beard’s tally was his third of the season and the lone marker in the opening 15 minutes.
After a slow start, the Penn offense erupted for six consecutive goals in the second and third quarters to hold a 6-1 edge heading into the final quarter.
Fishman netted an unassisted goal with just over seven minutes remaining in regulation to cut the Quaker lead to four. However, the Keystone State rivals responded with a five-goal surge to close out the game.
The two goals were a season low for the Big Green and their lowest total since a 16-2 defeat against Princeton on April 17, 2010.
Bernie Susskind (3-9) made 13 saves in a losing effort, while Brian Feeney (7-4) turned aside 10 shots to pick up his seventh victory of the season.
Dartmouth wraps up its 2013 non-conference slate on Tuesday, April 23, traveling to Worcester to square off with Holy Cross at 4 p.m.