Dartmouth Heads to Vermont for Tuesday Game
Saturday: Dartmouth (3-8, 1-4 Ivy) at Vermont (2-10, 1-3 America East)
Location: Burlington, Vt.
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 4 p.m.
Series Record: Dartmouth leads, 16-4
HANOVER, N.H. — With the 7-6 home victory over Penn on Saturday, Dartmouth ended an eight-game losing streak and a three-game home losing streak.
Sophomore Brandon Rotanz (Westport, Conn.) led the team with two goals, while senior Fergus Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) made nine saves. The Big Green had one other player with two points. Senior Thomas Mattimore (Tiburon, Calif.) had a goal and an assist.
SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN
Dartmouth does not get a lot of time to relish its victory, heading back out on the road to play Vermont on Tuesday. The team holds a 3-8 record overall and a 1-4 mark in the conference. Four of the Big Green’s losses have come against ranked opponents. Dartmouth is 1-4 on the road this season.
Through 11 games, the team has seven players with double-digit points, 18 who have recorded a point and 11 with a goal and an assist.
Senior Drew Tunney (Greenwich, Conn.) leads the team in points with 31 on 12 goals and 19 assists. Junior Nikki Dysenchuk (Darien, Conn.) is second with 11 goals and seven assists for 18 points. Junior Chris Costabile (Sykesville, Md.), Rotanz, senior Kip Dooley (Minneapolis, Minn.) and sophomore Mike Olentine (Princeton, N.J.) are all tied for third with 16 points. Costabile and Rotanz each have 15 goals and one assist, and Dooley and Olentine both have 10 goals and six assists. Adam Hull (Saint James, N.Y.) and Jake Weil (Katonah, N.Y.) lead the freshman class with two points.
Campbell has started all 11 games for Dartmouth this season. He has an 11.39 goals against average, a 3-8 record, 100 saves and a .467 save percentage in 600:22 minutes.
The team is averaging 8.45 goals per game, while allowing 12.00 goals against. The Big Green take 32.2 shots per game and grab 27.55 ground balls per game. The team is 11-for-45 in man-up situations for a conversion rate of 24.4 percent.
Through 11 regular season games, there has been one player who has registered a point in every contest this season. Rotanz not only has a point in every game, but has scored a goal in every one. He’s recorded a season-high two points in five games this year.
The next longest point streak for the Big Green belongs to Tunney. He has a point in each of the last four games, totaling eight points. His high during the streak came at Hofstra when he tallied three assists for three points.
Add Phil Hession (Canton, Mass.) to the list of Dartmouth freshmen who scored their first collegiate points this season. Hession joins Weil, Hull and Adam Fishman (Phoenix, Ariz.) as the only Big Green first-year players to record a point.
Hession’s first point came in the second quarter of the victory against Penn. He made a quick pass to Costabile who quickly redirected the ball past the Quaker’s goalkeeper to give Dartmouth a 2-1 advantage with 11:23 left in the period.
Dartmouth only needed seven goals to defeat the Quakers on Saturday, but used six players to reach the total. It marked the first time the Big Green had six players score a goal in a single game since the loss at Harvard on March 24. Against Penn, Rotanz had two goals, while Dooley, Weil, Costabile, Tunney and Mattimore each had one.
The season high came in the 13-10 loss at North Carolina when Dartmouth had eight players score a goal in that contest.
FORCING THE ISSUE
Dartmouth enters the week 10th in the country in caused turnovers per game. The Big Green force 8.64 turnovers per game with Detroit leading the nation at 11.15.
Junior Pat Flynn (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) is the Dartmouth individual leader, causing 1.09 turnovers per game.
IVY TOURNAMENT UPDATE
The Big Green were officially eliminated from qualifying for the Ivy League Tournament, following the loss at Princeton. Even with a victory at Brown on Saturday and a Harvard loss to Yale, Dartmouth would lose the tiebreaker to the Crimson for the fourth spot.
With a victory and a Harvard loss, the Big Green would be in a three-way tie with Brown and the Crimson. Harvard would win the tiebreaker with victories over the Bears and Dartmouth.
Cornell, Princeton and Yale have already secured three of the four spots in the tournament with each team having at least three Ivy League victories.
Entering the week, Tunney was in the top 20 in the country in assists per game at 1.73, which put him 17th in the nation. Steele Stanwick of Virginia leads the country at 3.38 assists per game.
SCOUTING THE CATAMOUNTS
Vermont enters Tuesday’s game with a 2-10 record overall and are 1-3 in America East. The Catamounts hosted Binghamton on Saturday and earned an 11-5 victory. The win ended a four-game losing streak for Vermont. At home this season, the team is 2-3.
Senior Geoff Worley leads the team in points with 36 on 18 goals and 18 assists. Junior Drew Philie is second with 26 goals and four assists for 30 points. Sophomore Connor McNamara and junior A.J. Masson are tied for third with 15 points. McNamara has 13 goals and two assists and Masson has eight goals and seven assists.
Senior David Barton has played in 11 of the 12 games for Vermont. In 601:38 minutes, he has a 12.37 goals against average, 111 saves, a .472 save percentage and a 2-9 record.
The Catamounts average 7.58 goals per game, while allowing 12.00 goals against. The team takes 28.7 shots per game, and is 17-for-49 in man-up situations for a 34.7 percent conversion rate.
Tuesday will be the 21st time the two schools meet in men’s lacrosse. The Big Green hold a 16-4 advantage in the all-time series. The teams first met at Vermont on May 2, 1989, with Dartmouth winning 11-10. The Catamounts won the last time the two teams played in Burlington on March 3, 2009, 11-9. The Big Green won last year’s game in Hanover, 9-7.