Dartmouth Big Green (1-9, 0-5 Ivy) vs.
Brown Bears (7-6,1-4 Ivy)
▶ Saturday, April 26, 2014 ▶ 2 PM ▶ Providence, R.I.
▶ Stevenson Field (3,500)
▶ All-Time Series: 20-38 (59th All-Time Meeting)
▶ Last Meeting: April 27, 2013 / L, 8-7/3OT (Hanover)
▶ Streak: 0-6
The Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team will finish its 2014 Ivy League schedule Saturday afternoon in Providence against Brown at Stevenson Field. The Big Green and Bears are set for a 2 p.m. opening faceoff.
LAST TIME OUT
No. 10 Penn came into Hanover and used a strong defensive effort to stifle the Green’s offensive attacking, limiting quality chances in a 9-3 Quakers victory. After falling behind early, Dartmouth did pick up its game in the second half with 20 of its 27 shots coming in the final frame.
For the Bears, Saturday marks Senior Day as well as the 2014 season finale. Eight members of the Class of 2014 will be honored in a pre-game ceremony for their contributions to the Brown lacrosse program in their careers. Like the Big Green, the Bears will also not be in this year’s Ivy league Tournament as the team owns a 1-4 mark in Ancient Eight games, despite a overall record above .500 at 7-6. Leading the way this season has been Dylan Molloy with his 25 goals and 35 points. Tyler Landis’ 15 assists this year are the most by any player on the team. Jack Kelly has been the goalkeeper of record in all but one game (6-6) and boasts a 10.91 goals against average and a .536 save percentage in nearly 700 minutes of action this spring.
ALL-TIME AGAINST THE BEARS
In 58 previous contests between the two, Brown owns a 38-20 advantage over its Ivy rival from the Upper Valley. That figure is aided by the Bears’ current six-game win streak against the Green and White. Dartmouth’s last victory in the series was a 9-8 four-overtime thriller in Hanover during the 2007 season. Last year, the Big Green thought they had won the game as senior Chris Costabile appeared to find the back of the net as time expired in the fourth quarter. However, the goal was waved off as the official deemed it came after the time expired, sending the game overtime. It wasn’t until the third OT where the game’s outcome was settled with Brown’s Brendan Caputo scoring the winner with 1:19 remaining.
CAREER DAY IN THE CIRCLE
Sophomore Blair Friedensohn was saddled with the loss against 10th-ranked Penn last week, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort. The second-year keeper turned aside a career-high 14 shots in the game, besting his old mark of 12 he set twice this season at North Carolina and Princeton.
AROUND THE IVY LEAGUE
The field for the Ivy League Tournament is set with Cornell, Harvard, Penn and Yale competing in the league’s postseason on May 2 and 4. If Harvard beats Yale on Saturday, the Crimson will host the tournament. If Yale should win, Cornell will host the tournament. Several other scenarios come into play for seeding as the Big Red (4-1) and Crimson (4-1) are currently tied atop the standings with both the Quakers (4-2) and Bulldogs (3-2) on their heels.
FOLLOW THE GAME
Fans can follow all the action live on the Ivy League Digital Network, the conference’s new online video streaming portal. Live stats are also available for fans seeking more detailed information.
A BROWN BEAR ALUM
A 1994 graduate of Brown with a degree in organizational behavior and management, head coach Andrew Towers was a two-time first team All-American and All-Ivy performer (1991 and 1993) in Providence. He earned Ivy League Player of the Year honors as a senior in 1993 and led the team to three appearances in the NCAA Tournament during his career. Towers still holds the Brown records for goals scored in a season (59 in 1990) and a career (150).
The Big Green will finish the 2014 season at home Tuesday afternoon against Holy Cross. Game time from Scully-Fahey Field is set for 4 p.m.