Men's Soccer Heads to Penn for Important Ivy Meeting
This Week in Dartmouth Men’s Soccer
Saturday, Oct. 19— 7:30 p.m.
Dartmouth Big Green (4-2-4, 0-2 Ivy) vs.
Penn Quakers (4-6-1, 1-0-1 Ivy)
Location: Philadelphia, Pa — Rhodes Field
All-Time Series: Penn, 30-22-9
Last Time: Oct. 13, 2012 — W, 3-1
Looking to snap a three-game winless streak, the Dartmouth men’s soccer team will travel down to Penn for a meeting with the Quakers on Saturday evening in a pivotal Ivy League matchup. The Big Green’s offense has shut down in the previous three games, only scoring two goals over a 310 minute span.
All-Time Series —
Penn leads the all-time series 30-22-9, but fell to the Big Green last season 3-1 at Burnham Field. All three-goal scorers for last season’s game are still with the Big Green and can see action on Saturday. Dartmouth scored seven minutes into play, as Patrick Murray played a ball into the net after Brian Joseff headed it into the box. The Big Green added another marker before the half ended; this time it was Robin Alnas scoring off a corner kick. Dartmouth added an insurance goal with 15 minutes left as the duo of Alex Adelabu and Andoni Georgiou connected to give the hosts a 3-1 win.
Yale Review —
A goal in the 107th minute of a strike by Yale’s Cameron Kirdzik pushed the Bulldogs over Dartmouth, 1-0 (2OT), on Saturday evening at Reese Stadium. James Hickok made eight saves in the defeat, but for the freshman keeper, his goals against average remains under one-goal per contest (0.69). Yale finished the game with a 23-7 edge in shots.
Penn Scout —
Sitting in the middle of the pack in the Ivies, Penn enters tonight with a 4-6-1 record overall and a 1-0-1 mark in league play. Faced with a tough non-conference slate, the Quakers went 3-6 over the nine-game stretch. Penn hosted one top-25 team in mid-September, but fell to #19 Georgetown, 3-0. The Quakers are the only team in the league to not surrender a goal after defeating Cornell, 1-0 and playing to a scoreless tie with Columbia. Duke Lacroix and Sam Hayward lead the Quakers with four goals each, but Lacroix leads the team in points after adding an assist.
Cleveland or Hickok?
Through 10 games this season, first-year head coach Chad Riley has alternated his keepers, using sophomore Stefan Cleveland in the odd numbered games and freshman James Hickok in the even numbered games. Both goalies share the same record, 2-1-2, but it’s Hickok’s goals against average that’s stuck out the most (0.69 to 1.18). The question remains, will Riley continue the trend, or will he change up his rotation. And for everyone keeping count, the Penn game is #11 on the slate.
Sideline Shakeup —
In the spring, top assistant Chad Riley was promoted and named the 10th head coach of the Big Green men’s soccer program. Assistant Chase Wileman was promoted and the team added Ryan Fahey to the staff.
Looking Forward —
Dartmouth will play its final road non-conference game on Tuesday when they meet Colgate at 7 p.m. The Big Green will conclude the week with a home match against Columbia on Saturday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
Keep Up With the Big Green —
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