Dartmouth Hosts Holy Cross for Senior Day on Tuesday
Saturday: Holy Cross (5-9, 0-6 Patriot) at Dartmouth (4-9, 2-3 Ivy)
Location: Hanover, N.H.
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 4 p.m.
Series Record: Dartmouth leads, 29-1
HANOVER, N.H. — The Big Green lost their final Ivy game of the season on Saturday at Brown, 10-8. The Bears used eight goals in the first half to take an early lead, and used strong defense in the last two quarters to secure the victory. Senior Kip Dooley (Minneapolis, Minn.) led Dartmouth with four points on two goals and two assists.
SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN
Dartmouth hosts senior day and its final game of 2012 on Tuesday at 4 p.m. against Holy Cross. The Big Green hold a 4-9 record overall and a 1-5 mark in the conference. Four of the team’s losses have come against ranked opponents. Dartmouth is 2-3 at Scully-Fahey Field this season.
Through 13 games, the team has seven players with double-digit points, 18 who have recorded a point and 12 with a goal and an assist.
Senior Drew Tunney (Greenwich, Conn.) leads the team in points with 37 on 15 goals and 22 assists. Dooley is second with 25 points on 13 goals and 12 assists. Juniors Nikki Dysenchuk (Darien, Conn.) and Chris Costabile (Sykesville, Md.) are tied for third with 20 points. Dysenchuk has 13 goals and seven assists, and Costabile has 19 goals and one assist. Sophomore Brendan Rotanz (Westport, Conn.) sits in fifth with 17 goals and one assist for 18 points. Sophomore Mike Olentine (Princeton, N.J.) is sixth with 16 points on 10 goals and six assists. Jake Weil (Katonah, N.Y.) leads the freshman class with four points on two goals and two assists.
Senior Fergus Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) has started all 13 games for Dartmouth this season. He has a 10.74 goals against average, a 4-9 record, 124 saves and a .490 save percentage in 720:22 minutes.
The team is averaging 8.54 goals per game, while allowing 11.31 goals against. The Big Green take 32.1 shots per game and grab 27.69 ground balls per game. The team is 14-for-50 in man-up situations for a conversion rate of 28 percent.
With his nine saves against the Bears, Campbell improved his career total to 499. He passed Ned Hazard ’96 for fifth on Dartmouth’s all-time saves list. Hazard finished his career with 491. Campbell will end his career in fifth on the list as he is 52 saves behind Charlie Moore ’80, who finished his career with 551. Mitch Whiteley ’73 is the all-time leader with 673.
ONE MORE BIG GAME
With only one game left in his collegiate career, Dooley needs a strong showing on Tuesday to become only the 23rd player in the program’s 87-year history to score 100 points.
Dooley tallied four points against Brown to push his career total to 95 on 49 goals and 46 assists. Dooley’s season was shortened this year by an injury in the opening game, which caused the senior to miss the team’s first four games.
The Minneapolis native has recorded five points in a game twice this year. He had three goals and two assists at home against Yale on April 7, and last week had one goal and four assists in the victory at Vermont.
SENIOR DAY 2012
The final game of the 2012 regular season is also an opportunity for Dartmouth to say goodbye to 10 Big Green seniors.
In four years, the class of 2012 has accumulated 18 wins and 21 victories. They have three wins over ranked opponents, highlighted by an upset over sixth-ranked Cornell at Gillette Stadium in the 2010 New England Lacrosse Classic. Through the hard work and dedication of these 10 seniors, the program continued to grow stronger every year both on and off the field.
The 10 seniors this year are Anjelo Austria (Plainview, N.Y.), Campbell, John DeChiaro (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.), Alex Del Balso (Huntington, N.Y.), Colin Delaney (Darien, Conn.), Dooley, Thomas Mattimore (Tiburon, Calif.), Tim Root (Houston, Texas), Ben Rossman (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.) and Tunney.
UP TO SIX
In each of the last six games, Tunney has recorded at least one point. The point streak started on April 3 at Hofstra when the senior had three assists. During the streak he totaled 14 points with a high of five on three goals and two assists coming in the victory at Vermont.
Dooley owns the second-longest streak at five games. In that span, he has 16 points on seven goals and nine assists.
FORCING THE ISSUE
Dartmouth enters the week 10th in the country in caused turnovers per game. The Big Green force 8.62 turnovers per game with Detroit leading the nation at 10.64.
Junior Pat Flynn (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) is the Dartmouth individual leader, causing 1.15 turnovers per game.
Entering the week, Tunney was in the top 20 in the country in assists per game at 1.69, which put him 20th in the nation. Steele Stanwick of Virginia leads the country at 3.21 assists per game.
SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS
Holy Cross enters Tuesday’s game with a 5-9 record overall and are 0-6 in the Patriot League. The Crusaders last played at Army on April 21, and lost 15-6. In its last seven games, Holy Cross is 1-6 with the only victory coming in an 11-8 win at Providence. On the road this season, the Crusaders are 3-4.
Junior James Kennedy leads the team with 39 points on 22 goals and 17 assists. Juniorn is second with 25 goals for 25 points. Senior Andrew Morici and freshman Clay Haarmann are tied for third with 16 points. Morici has 14 goals and two assists and Haarmann has 11 goals and five assists.
Sophomore Kenny O’Connor has started 12 of the team’s 14 games at goalkeeper. In 697:43 minutes, he has an 11.27 goals against average, 109 saves, a .454 save percentage and a 4-8 record.
The Crusaders average 8.36 goals per game, while allowing 11.86 goals against. The team takes 33.4 shots per game, and is 6-for-36 in man-up situations for a 26.7 percent conversion rate.
Tuesday will mark the 31st time the two teams have played men’s lacrosse. The Big Green have dominated the Crusaders, leading the all-time series, 29-1. The squads first played each other on May 11, 1960 with Dartmouth earning a 14-10 home victory. Holy Cross earned its first victory in the series at Dartmouth, 13-8, in 2010. Last season, the Big Green won in Worcester, 16-7.