This Week in Dartmouth Men’s Soccer

Tuesday, Oct. 29— 6:00 p.m.
Dartmouth Big Green (5-4-4, 0-4 Ivy) vs.
New Hampshire Wildcats (9-5, 3-2 AE)
Location: Hanover, N.H. — Burnham Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 23-12-5
Last Time: Oct. 30, 2012 — PPD (Superstorm Sandy)

Saturday, Nov. 2— 7:00 p.m.
Dartmouth Big Green (5-4-4, 0-4 Ivy) vs.
Harvard Crimson (4-7-2, 3-1 Ivy)
Location: Cambridge, Mass. — Soldiers Field
All-Time Series: Harvard, 43-37-9
Last Time: Oct. 27, 2012 — W, 3-1

Four games remain in the 2013 season for the Dartmouth Big Green and after tonight’s contest against New Hampshire, only one more will be played at Burnham Field.  Tonight’s contest will be the 41st meeting between Granite State foes Dartmouth and New Hampshire. The Upper Valley’s squad holds a 23-12-5 lead over its route 4 intrastate rival. 

All-Time Series (UNH) —
Dating back to the Calvin Coolidge era of the mid-1920’s, this Granite State derby has seen the Big Green hold a 23-12-5 record over the Wildcats.  Due to Superstorm Sandy that hit the Northeast area, last season’s game was cancelled. The prior meeting came in the season before as the Big Green fell 3-0 on the road.

UNH Scout —
New Hampshire is looking for its 10th win of the season after dropping the previous two games in America East play. The Wildcats are 3-2 in league play so far with two games remaining. Jesus Tudela leads the team with nine points and Ugochukwu Uche leads the squad with four goals.  Travis Worra is 7-3 this season in net and posts a 0.75 goals against average with five shutouts.

All-Time Series (Harvard) —
On December 2, 1916, the historic rivalry between Dartmouth and Harvard began, with the Crimson winning 2-1.  Since 1920, these two institutions have met once a year. Harvard holds a 43-37-9 lead over the Big Green. Last season, the Green won 3-1 and has won three of the last four meetings.

Harvard Scout  —
Sitting in second place and just a point behind league-leader Penn, Harvard struggled during the non-conference season so far, picking up its only win against UMass. The Crimson will take on Holy Cross next Tuesday to conclude non-league play.  Ross Friedman leads the Crimson with nine points (1g, 7a) and Ashi Geberkidane leads with three goals.  In goal, contrasting numbers have set Brett Conrad and Evan Mendez apart. Conrad has played in nine games, but has yet to record a win, 0-7-1, while Mendez is 4-0-1 in six games.

Columbia Review —
Columbia’s David Najem finished with a pair of assists on goals from Antonio Matarazzo and Will Stamatis, as the Lions won 2-0 over the Big Green on Saturday.

Sideline Shakeup —
In the spring, top assistant Chad Riley was promoted and named the 10th head coach of the Big Green men’s soccer program. Assistant Chase Wileman was promoted and the team added Ryan Fahey to the staff.

Looking Forward —
The Big Green will conclude the home schedule with a meeting with the Big Red of Cornell on Nov. 9. Prior to the second game of the soccer doubleheader, the Big Green will honor seven graduating members of the Class of 2014, at 4:30 p.m.

Keep Up With the Big Green —
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