Dartmouth Big Green (1-7, 0-3 Ivy) vs.
No. 15/17 Princeton Tigers (6-4, 1-2 Ivy)
▶ Saturday, April 12, 2014 ▶ 1 PM ▶ Princeton, N.J.
▶ Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium (4,000)
▶ All-Time Series: 8-52 (61st All-Time Meeting)
▶ Last Meeting: April 13, 2013 / W, 10-9 (Hanover)
▶ Streak: 1-0
The Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team is back in action Saturday at 1 p.m., traveling to take on No. 15/17 Princeton at Sherrerd Field in an Ivy League matchup.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green last played on Tuesday afternoon, falling on the road at Hartford, 12-7, despite battling back to just a one-goal deficit at the end of three quarters of play with the defending America East Champion from a season ago.
The Tigers come into the game with the Green sporting a 6-4 overall record and a 1-2 mark in Ivy League games this spring. Princeton defeated Penn earlier this season but have been dealt a pair of one-goal losses on the road at Yale (16-15) and Brown (11-10) since. Tom Schreiber leads the team in goals (29), assists (19) and points (48) so far this season. In the most recent contest, it took a marker from Kip Orban with 2.7 seconds left in regulation to force overtime where Schreiber netted the game winner and his fourth of the night to knock off Lehigh, 10-9. A revolving door of goalkeepers has been used this season with three individuals earning two wins. Matt O’Connor has played the most, but is just 2-3 overall.
ALL-TIME AGAINST THE TIGERS
In 60 previous all-time meetings, Princeton has an overwhelming 52-8 advantage. However, the most recent contest went the way of the Big Green as they defeated the then-No. 9 Tigers, 10-9, on Scully-Fahey Field last season on April 13.
AGAINST IVIES AGAIN
The Big Green took a small break from Ivy League play to take on Hartford on Tuesday afternoon. Now, Dartmouth will be back in Ancient Eight play for the next three games as road contests at Princeton and Brown (April 26) are sandwiched around a home matchup with Penn (April 19). The next non-conference tilt is the regular-season finale against Holy Cross on Tuesday, April 29.
Though the scores may not reflect it, the Green and White have been battling back against opponents as of late. Dartmouth battled back against both Yale and Hartford before succumbing to late-game surges by its opponents that put them over the top.
For the first time this season, sophomore Cam Lee led the team in goals in a gameas he came off the bench to net a pair against Hartford. He, Jack McCormick and Mike Olentine all finished with two points apiece in the game to share the team lead in scoring
THE GREAT HAMBINO
Sophomore goalkeeper Ham Sonnenfeld made his first career start Tuesday afternoon in West Hartford. The second-year keeper turned aside eight in the losing effort, including four in the third quarter as his teammates mounted their comeback bid in front of him.
WATCH IT LIVE
Fans can watch Saturday’s game with a subscription to the Ivy League Digital Network. Additionally, the remaining four regular-season tilts for the Green will all be carried live on the Ivy League’s new online video stream portal as those games are either at home or on the road against Ivy opponents.
Following the contest with Princeton on Saturday, Dartmouth will return home next weekend for a 1 p.m. matchup with Penn in a game that will not only serve as the team’s Senior Day, but also as the Scoop For Loot fundraising game.