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Men's Soccer Battles Colgate and Columbia This Week

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 10/21/2013
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This Week in Dartmouth Men’s Soccer

Tuesday, Oct. 22— 7:00 p.m.
Dartmouth Big Green (4-3-4, 0-3 Ivy) vs.
Colgate Raiders (2-10-2, 1-3-1 Patriot)
Location: Hamilton, N.Y. — Van Doren Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth, 6-3-1
Last Time: Sept. 9, 2012 — W, 1-0

Saturday, Oct. 26— 7:00 p.m.
Dartmouth Big Green (4-3-4, 0-3 Ivy) vs.
Columbia Lions (5-4-2, 0-1-2 Ivy)
Location: Hanover, N.H. — Burnham Field
All-Time Series: Columbia, 25-22-7
Last Time: Oct. 20, 2012 — W, 2-1

After finishing the month of September with a 4-0-3 record, the Big Green has fallen into a slump and is now winless in its past four games.  This week the Big Green will get a chance to put their conference seeding behind them when they meet non-conference foe Colgate on Tuesday evening.  With four games remaining in the Ivy League schedule, Dartmouth will look to resurrect its season when they host Columbia on Saturday.

All-Time Series (Colgate)
One of the oldest non-conference series’ in Big Green history creates yet another chapter on Tuesday evening when the Big Green travel to Colgate. The first meeting took place on September 30, 1944 in Hanover, as the team from the Upper Valley defeated the Raiders, 8-1.  After the 1949 season, both teams did not meet again until, 2006, with the Big Green holding a 65-year unbeaten streak and also not allowing a goal since that period of time, which may be the longest shutout streak ever.

All-Time Series (Columbia)
Columbia enters this weekend’s game with a 25-22-7 edge over the Big Green; due to a 12-year unbeaten streak over the Green and White in the mid-70’s through the late-80’s. Throughout the series history, 12 games have gone into extra time with seven matches ending in a draw.  Last season, the Big Green picked up a 2-1 victory over the Lions in the Inwood section of Manhattan at the Columbia Soccer Stadium.

Penn Review
Dartmouth struggled offensively for the third consecutive game and fell to Ivy League foe Penn, 3-0, on Saturday evening at Rhodes Field. Penn’s Duke Lacroix had his hand in all three goals, leading his team with two goals and an assist.

Colgate Scout
Colgate, like Dartmouth, has not picked up a win in October yet and is riding a five-game winless steak. Of the two wins this season for the Raiders, both have come from the friendly confides of Van Doren Field. The first win of the season came against Cal State Fullerton in the CU Inaria Classic and the second was their Patriot League opener against Lafayette.

Columbia Scout  —
The Lions will be looking for their first win in league play on Saturday, but with an 0-1-2 mark on the year so far, it doesn’t look like the Blue and White will playing in the post-season. With a game against Binghamton on Wednesday prior to Saturday’s tilt, Columbia may enter Hanover winless in October.  The Lions showed promise in September, with a 5- 2 record, winning all five games consecutively.  Will Stamatis leads the Lions with nine points and is tied with David Najem with four goals.  Kyle Jackson is 5-4-2 on the year with a 1.18 goals against average and a 0.772 save percentage.

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
The Big Green will host New Hampshire on Tuesday, October 29 and then head to Harvard for an Ivy League match on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Keep Up With the Big Green
Stay current with everything going on with your Big Green by following Dartmouth men’s soccer on twitter (@DartmouthMSoc) and “liking” the Big Green men’s soccer team on Facebook.

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