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Final Ivy Home Game of the Season for Big Green

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 04/20/2012
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Saturday: Penn (3-8, 1-4 Ivy) at Dartmouth (2-8, 0-4 Ivy)
Location:
Hanover, N.H.
Date: Saturday, April 21, 1 p.m.
Series Record: Penn leads, 38-26

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Game Notes


HANOVER, N.H. — The Big Green scored the first goal on Saturday at Princeton, but the Tigers took control after the first goal to pull away with a 21-6 victory over Dartmouth.

The Big Green had two players with multiple points. Senior Drew Tunney (Greenwich, Conn.) scored two goals, and sophomore Mike Olentine (Princeton, N.J.) added two goals in his home town.

SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN

Dartmouth heads back home to Scully-Fahey Field with a 2-8 record overall and a 0-4 mark in the conference. After starting the season 2-0, the Big Green have dropped eight straight with four of the losses coming against ranked opponents. Dartmouth is 1-3 at home this season.

Through 10 games, the team has seven players with double-digit points, 17 who have recorded a point and 10 with a goal and an assist.

Tunney leads the team in points with 30 on 11 goals and 19 assists. Junior Nikki Dysenchuk (Darien, Conn.) is second with 11 goals and seven assists for 18 points. Olentine is fourth with 16 points on 10 goals and six assists. Junior Chris Costabile (Sykesville, Md.) and senior Kip Dooley (Minneapolis, Minn.) are tied for fifth with 15 points. Costabile has 14 goals and one assists, and Dooley has nine goals and six assists. Adam Hull (Saint James, N.Y.) leads the freshman class with two points on two goals.

Senior Fergus Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) has started all 10 games for Dartmouth this season. He has an 11.99 goals against average, a 2-8 record, 91 saves and a .457 save percentage in 540:22 minutes.

The team is averaging 8.60 goals per game, while allowing 12.60 goals against. The Big Green take 32.9 shots per game and grab 27.30 ground balls per game. The team is 10-for-43 in man-up situations for a conversion rate of 23.3 percent.

EVERY-GAME SCORERS
Through 10 regular season games, the Big Green have two players who have scored in each game. Dysenchuk leads the duo with 18 points on 11 goals and seven assists. He has had a season-high three points three times.

Sophomore Brendan Rotanz (Westport, Conn.) is the other member of the group, totaling 14 points. He has registered a goal in each game and had two goals in a game three times.

FORCING THE ISSUE

Dartmouth enters the game against Penn ninth in the country in caused turnovers per game. The Big Green force 8.70 turnovers per game with Detroit leading the nation at 11.26.

Sophomore Austin Cohen (Huntington, N.Y.) and junior Pat Flynn (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) are the Dartmouth leaders, each causing 1.00 turnover per game.

IVY TOURNAMENT UPDATE

The Big Green were officially eliminated from qualifying for the Ivy League Tournament, following the loss at Princeton. Even with victories over Penn and Brown and Harvard losing the remaining of its Ivy League contests, Dartmouth would lose the tiebreakers to the Crimson for the fourth spot.

The best the Big Green can finish is 2-4 in the league and Harvard already has two wins, including a victory over Dartmouth. With the win over the Big Green, the Crimson win the tiebreaker over Dartmouth in a two-way tie for fourth.

The other scenario for the Big Green would be a three-way tie with Brown and Harvard, but again the Crimson would win the tiebreaker with victories over the Bears and Dartmouth.

Cornell, Princeton and Yale have already secured three of the four spots in the tournament with each team having at least three Ivy League victories.

SEASON FIRSTS
Despite the lopsided result, the Big Green had two players record their first points of the season. Senior Thomas Mattimore (Tiburon, Calif.) scored a goal late in the fourth quarter, and senior John DeChiaro assisted on Dartmouth’s final goal of the game.

It marked the fourth goal in Mattimore’s career to go along with two assists for a total of six points. For DeChiaro, it was his eighth career assist to go with eight goals for 16 career points.

TUNNEY’S ASSISTS
Entering the week, Tunney was in the top 15 in the country in assists per game at 1.90, which put him 13th in the nation. Steele Stanwick of Virginia leads the country at 3.25 assists per game.

YOUTH LACROSSE DAY
All youth lacrosse players in the eighth grade and under who are wearing their lacrosse jersey or shirt to the game will be granted free admission to the game against Penn.

After the game, members of the team will be signing autographs, and head coach Andrew Towers will speak to all of the youth lacrosse players in
attendance.

SCOUTING THE QUAKERS
Penn enters Saturday’s game with a 3-8 record overall and are 1-4 in the Ivy League. The Quakers played two games in the past week, winning both. The team beat Harvard at home, 13-11, on April 14, for its first Ivy League victory, and won at Saint Joseph’s on April, 17, 9-5. The two wins ended a six-game losing streak for Penn.

John Conneely leads the team in points with 29 on 17 goals and 12 assists. Tim Schwalje is second with 15 goals and nine assists for 24 points. Dan Savage is third with 21 points on 15 goals and six assists.

Brian Feeney has played in all 11 games for Penn. In 630:00 minutes, he has a 9.62 goals against average, 95 saves, a .485 save percentage and a 3-8 record.

The Quakers average 8.00 goals per game, while allowing 9.82 goals against. The team takes 29.6 shots per game, and is 13-for-37 in man-up situations for a 35.1 percent conversion rate.
   
SERIES HISTORY
Saturday will mark the 65th meeting between Penn and Dartmouth. The Quakers lead the all-time series, 38-26. The two teams first met on March 26, 1928 in Hanover, with the Big Green earning an 8-5 victory. Penn won last year and four-of-the-last-five games, but Dartmouth won the last time the two teams played at Scully-Fahey in 2010.

 

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