Big Green Ready for Final Ivy Game of the Season at Brown
Saturday: Dartmouth (4-8, 1-4 Ivy) at Brown (6-7, 2-3 Ivy)
Location: Providence, R.I.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 3 p.m.
Series Record: Brown leads, 36-20
HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth earned its second two-game winning streak of the season on Tuesday when it earned a 10-5 victory at Vermont.
Senior Fergus Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) held the Catamount offense in check with 15 saves, tying a season high. Seniors Kip Dooley (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Drew Tunney (Greenwich, Conn.) led the team with five points each.
SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN
Dartmouth heads back into Ivy League play against Brown on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Big Green hold a 4-8 record overall and a 1-4 mark in the conference. Four of the team’s losses have come against ranked opponents. Dartmouth is 2-5 on the road this season.
Through 12 games, the team has seven players with double-digit points, 18 who have recorded a point and 12 with a goal and an assist.
Tunney leads the team in points with 36 on 14 goals and 22 assists. Dooley is second with 21 points on 11 goals and 10 assists. Junior Nikki Dysenchuk (Darien, Conn.) is third with 13 goals and seven assists for 20 points. Junior Chris Costabile (Sykesville, Md.) sits in fourth with 19 points on 18 goals and one assist. Sophomores Brandon Rotanz (Westport, Conn.) and Mike Olentine (Princeton, N.J.) are all tied for fifth with 16 points. Rotanz has 15 goals and one assist, and Olentine has 10 goals and six assists. Jake Weil (Katonah, N.Y.) leads the freshman class with three points on two goals and an assist.
Campbell has started all 12 games for Dartmouth this season. He has a 10.39 goals against average, a 4-8 record, 115 saves and a .491 save percentage in 660:22 minutes.
The team is averaging 8.58 goals per game, while allowing 11.42 goals against. The Big Green take 32.2 shots per game and grab 27.67 ground balls per game. The team is 13-for-48 in man-up situations for a conversion rate of 27.1 percent.
With his 15 saves against the Catamounts, Campbell improved his career total to 490. He passed Jeff Bennett ’75 for sixth on Dartmouth’s all-time saves list. Bennett finished his career with 485. Campbell needs two saves to pass Ned Hazard ’96 for fifth on the list. Hazard ended his playing days with 491. Mitch Whiteley ’73 is the all-time leader with 673.
In the victory over Vermont, Dooley and Tunney each recorded five points. Dooley recorded one goal and four assists and Tunney had two goals and three assists.
It marked the second time this season the Big Green had two players with at least five points. Tunney was involved in the other game when he had three goals and six assists for nine points, and Costabile had seven points on seven goals in a victory over Sacred Heart.
Saturday also marked the fourth time this year Tunney has recorded at least four points in a game. Besides the Vermont and Sacred Heart contests, Tunney tallied four points at Duke and six at North Carolina.
With his three goals in the victory at Vermont, Costabile scored the 50th goal of his career in his 37th career game. The junior now has 51 goals and 11 assists in his career for 62 points.
Also against Vermont, Dooley surpassed the 90-point total for his career. With the five points, the senior has 91 points on 47 goals and 44 assists in 48 career games. The Minneapolis native would need two pretty good performances or one incredible one, but he could become the 23rd player in program history to score 100 points.
END OF A STREAK
Despite the team’s five-goal victory, Rotanz saw his point streak of 11 consecutive games come to an end at Burlington. The sophomore had recorded a point and goal in each game this season for a total of 16 points, but was held scoreless in Saturday’s victory.
The longest current point streak for the Big Green belongs to Tunney. He has a point in each of the last five games, totaling 13 points.
SCOUTING THE BEARS
Brown enters Saturday’s game with a 6-7 record overall and are 2-3 in the Ivy League. The Bears had their best win of the season last week, April 21, when they won at third-ranked Cornell, 10-9. It gave Brown its third win in four games with only an 11-10 four overtime loss against Yale preventing a four-game winning streak. At home this season, the Bears are 1-5.
Senior Parker Brown leads the team in points with 37 on 18 goals and 19 assists. Sophomore Sam Hurster is second with 27 goals and seven assists for 34 points. Freshman Nick Piroll sits in third with 21 goals and six assists for 27 points.
Sophomore Will Round has started all 13 games for Brown at goalkeeper. In 764:21 minutes, he has a 9.11 goals against average, 128 saves, a .525 save percentage and a 6-6 record.
The Bears average 9.23 goals per game, while allowing 9.62 goals against. The team takes 34.1 shots per game, and is 9-for-40 in man-up situations for a 22.5 percent conversion rate.
The two teams will meet for the 57th time on Saturday with Brown leading the all-time series, 36-20. The first meeting between the two schools took place on May 14, 1926 at Brown, with the Bears winning, 4-3. Brown has won the last four contests with the last Dartmouth win coming in 2007. The last two years the Bears have beaten the Big Green in overtime. Dartmouth’s last win at Brown came in 2006.