Dartmouth Big Green (1-8, 0-4 Ivy) vs.
No. 10 Penn Quakers (6-3, 3-2 Ivy)
▶ Saturday, April 19, 2014 ▶ 1 PM ▶ Hanover, N.H.
▶ Scully-Fahey Field (1,600)
▶ All-Time Series: 27-39 (67th All-Time Meeting)
▶ Last Meeting: April 20, 2013 / L, 11-2 (Philadelphia)
▶ Streak: 0-1
The Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team returns home to Scully-Fahey Field for a Saturday afternoon matinee with the No. 10 Penn Quakers. The Ivy League matchup is scheduled for a 1 p.m. opening faceoff.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green battled back, but eventually succumbed to No. 15 Princeton last Saturday in New Jersey, 13-10. The home team took an 8-4 lead into halftime thanks in large part to two separate 3-0 runs in each of the first two quarters of play. However, Dartmouth made the proper halftime adjustments that saw them come back to the field and outscore the Tigers, 6-5, over the course of the final 30 minutes.
The Quakers currently sit tied for third with Yale in the Ivy League standings as both have 3-2 conference records. Princeton is just back of the two as the race for the final spots in the league’s tournament is tightening. Overall, Penn is 6-3 this spring with wins in its last three outings against Yale (6-5), Brown (10-8) and Harvard (8-7/OT). Zack Losco and Nick Doktor share the team lead in scoring as both have 20 points. Isaac Bock’s 13 goals are the most on the roster, while Doktor is the lone player with 10 assists. Brian Feeney has been the goalkeeper in the cage for all 543 minutes this season, posting a 9.53 goals against average and a .527 save percentage in the process.
ALL-TIME AGAINST THE QUAKERS
Penn holds a 39-27 advantage in the all-time series with Saturday marking the 67th meeting between the two dating back to 1928. The last four seasons have seen each program win a pair of games, with the Big Green picking up wins of 15-11 and 7-6 in the most recent home tilts in 2010 and 2012.
Prior to the start of Saturday’s game, the Big Green will honor nine members of the Class of 2014 for their four years of dedication to the Dartmouth men’s lacrosse program. Evan Bloom, Mike Olentine, Austin Cohen, Jeff Perkins, Dennis Foster, Todd Bracken and captains Eric Clemmenson, Brendan Rotanz and Patrick Resch will all be honored as part of the annual Senior Day celebration.
SCOOP FOR LOOT
- In addition to Senior Day, Saturday will also serve as the team’s second annual “Scoop For Loot” game that raises funds and support for Lacrosse the Nations, an educational non-profit located in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and in parts of the United States that “unifies the lacrosse community to sustainably improve education and health while creating hope and opportunity for children in need.”
- Junior attackman, Adam Fishman worked for Lacrosse the Nations this past fall in Costa Rica, getting to witness firsthand the impact LtN’s programming has on the kids.
For more information about this endeavor, please visit http://giving.lacrossethenations.org/2014/dartmouthmlax/.
|Adam Fishman working with Lacrosse the Nations last fall.|
WEIL WITH FOUR
Junior Jake Weil scored a career-high four goals at Princeton in the team’s most recent outing. Weil entered the game with just one tally to his credit in 2014 before ripping a quartet of balls into the back twine against the Tigers.
Dartmouth hit the double-digit mark in goals for the third time this spring with 10 in New Jersey. The Green and White are 1-2 when reaching double digits, defeating Sacred Heart (14-10), while falling in Ivy meetings with Yale (16-10) and Princeton (13-10).
TESTED 12 TIMES
Sophomore goalkeeper Blair Friendensohn matched his season high with 12 saves against the 15th-ranked Tigers. The second-year keeper also had 12 stops at North Carolina in the season opener.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Fans can follow all the action live on the Ivy League Digital Network as the game will be broadcast in high definition on the conference’s new online video streaming portal. Live stats will also be available online as will updates on Twitter via @DartmouthMLAX and @DartmouthSports.
The Green are back in action next Saturday, April 26, in their final Ivy League contest of the season as they travel to Providence to take on Brown at 2 p.m.