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Seniors Lead Dartmouth to 12-6 Victory over Holy Cross

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By John and Matt Risley
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HANOVER, N.H. — The class of 2012 scored eight of the Dartmouth men's lacrosse team's 12 goals on Tuesday in a 12-6 victory over Holy Cross at Scully-Fahey Field. The contest marked the end of the season for the Big Green with the team improving its record to 5-9. Dartmouth won three of its last five games. The Crusaders fell to 5-10 on the year.

The Big Green only held a 7-6 lead entering the fourth quarter, but Dartmouth outscored Holy Cross, 5-0, in the final period with four of the five goals coming from seniors. Junior Chris Costabile (Sykesville, Md.) pushed the lead to 8-6, scoring a man-up goal with 12:18 left in the game. Senior Colin Delaney (Darien, Conn.) tallied a goal, his 11th of the year, two minutes later to move the score to 9-6.

Senior Drew Tunney (Greenwich, Conn.) extended the lead to 10-6 off a pass from senior John DeChiaro (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) with eight minutes to go in the quarter. In the final two minutes, the Big Green added two more goals, which coming from a senior playing his last game.

Tunney had the ball behind the net, and made a pass over the cage to senior Tim Root (Houston, Texas). After catching the ball, Root stuffed it into the back of the net for his first collegiate goal. Fellow senior Anjelo Austria (Plainview, N.Y.) didn't want to be left out, and scored his first collegiate goal on the break with 1:18 left in the contest.

Dartmouth went 4-for-11 in man-up situations, which marked a season high for the Big Green. The Crusaders finished 2-for-2. The 12 goals set a season high for Dartmouth, and the six-goal margin of victory was also a season best.

Senior Fergus Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) made 12 saves to push his career total to 511. He finishes his career fifth on the program's all-time saves list. Senior Kip Dooley (Minneapolis, Minn.) had one assist in the game to finish his career with 49 goals and 47 assists for 96 career points.

The contest was the final for nine Dartmouth seniors: Austria, Campbell, DeChiaro, Delaney, Thomas Mattimore (Tiburon, Calif.), Root, Ben Rossman (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.) and Tunney. Senior Alex Del Balso (Huntington, N.Y.) missed the contest after suffering a season-ending injury earlier in the year.