Dartmouth Big Green (1-10, 0-6 Ivy) vs.
Holy Cross Crusaders (3-11,1-7 Patriot)
▶ Tuesday, April 29, 2014 ▶ 4 PM ▶ Hanover, N.H.
▶ Scully-Fahey Field (1,600)
▶ All-Time Series: 30-2 (33rd All-Time Meeting)
▶ Last Meeting: April 23, 2013 / L, 11-10 (Worcester)
▶ Streak: 0-1
The Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team will wrap up the 2014 season Tuesday afternoon against Holy Cross in a non-conference home game. The Big Green and Crusaders will meet up for a 4 p.m. tilt at Scully-Fahey Field.
LAST TIME OUT
Dartmouth finished its Ivy League slate with a 12-8 defeat at the hands of Brown Saturday afternoon in rainy Providence. The Big Green fell behind by four early, but managed a 4-0 run in the second quarter to tie things up. Though Brown would answer with runs of its own, the visitors never let the game get out of hand, battling to the end with two late goals to make it a 12-8 final.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
The Crusaders are also finishing up 2014 on Tuesday afternoon in Hanover. In the midst of a three-game losing streak of its own, Holy Cross will look to cap an otherwise disappointing season with a win at the hands of the Green and White for the second year in a row. Currently, the Crusaders are 3-11 overall and posted a 1-7 showing in Patriot League contests this spring, including a heart-breaking 9-8 defeat at home against Boston University in the most recent outing. Sean Wilkinson leads the team in both points (36) and assists (18), while Terry McKenna ranks second in both categories and leads the way with 24 goals. Michael Ortlieb has been the goalie of record in every game this season and boasts a .441 save percentage and 13.01 goals against average in his 14 starts.
ALL-TIME AGAINST THE CRUSADERS
The most successful all-time series against any one opponent for the Big Green is with Holy Cross. In 32 previous meetings dating back to 1960, Dartmouth owns a 30-2 advantage. However, both of those wins by the team from the College on the Hill have come since 2010 after a 28-0 start in the series for the Green.
LAST TIME AGAINST HOLY CROSS
These two teams met last season in Worcester on April 23. Dartmouth’s fourth-quarter comeback bid fell short as the home team held on for an 11-10 victory. Trailing 10-5 entering the final period of play, the Big Green scored five times, but allowed a goal with 3:20 remaining in regulation that proved to be the difference.
BIG TIME STOPS
Sophomore Blair Friedensohn matched his career high with 14 saves against the Bears in the cold, rainy conditions of Stevenson Field on Saturday. It was the second time this season that the second-year keeper had turned aside 14 in a game with the other instance coming just the week before in a contest at home against No. 10 Penn.
SENIORS STEP IT UP
Three seniors found the back of the net on Saturday to account for four of the team’s eight goals against Brown. Brendan Rotanz scored twice, while Mike Olentine and Patrick Resch each added tallies of their own as they all played their final Ivy League game.
FOLLOW THE GAME
Fans can follow all the action on Tuesday using live stats provided by DartmouthSports.com. A live high definition broadcast of the game will also provide fans with subscriptions the opportunity to watch the game on the Ivy League Digital Network.
TWO FOR ROTANZ
For the first time this season, Rotanz netted more than one goal in a game with two at Brown on Saturday afternoon. The Westport, Conn., native recorded three multi-goal efforts as a junior last spring and five the year before as a sophomore.
IVY LEAGUE TOURAMENT
Tuesday’s game is the final regular season contest for any Ancient Eight team this season. Four teams will be in action this weekend at Harvard Stadium as the Crimson host the 2014 Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. Cornell, Penn and defending champion Yale will also be vying for the league’s postseason crown this weekend in Cambridge.