DARTMOUTH MEN'S SOCCER
Wednesday, Oct. 3 - at Vermont (Burlington, Vt.) 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6 - vs. Yale (Burnham Field), 7:00 p.m.
The Dartmouth College men's soccer team closes its month long road swing at regional rival, Vermont on Wednesday (Oct. 3) and returns to Burnham Field on Saturday (Oct. 6) for an Ivy League battle with Yale starting at 7 p.m.
BIG GREEN TIDBITS
The End of the Road Trip - With Dartmouth's game at Vermont on Wednesday (Oct. 3) marks the final game in a five-game, 26-day road trip for the Big Green. Currently, Dartmouth is 1-3 in that span with the lone win coming against Missouri State at the New Mexico Tournament. The road swing has sent Dartmouth as far as 2,195.2 miles to Albuquerque, N.M. and as close as 95.9 miles to Burlington, Vt.
Midweek Match on Tap - Wednesday's match at Vermont marks the first midweek game for the Big Green this season. Dartmouth will also take on Boston College and New Hampshire in midweek contests. Last season, Dartmouth played three Tuesday games and this season will play one Tuesday game (vs. New Hampshire) and two Wednesday contests (at Vermont, at Boston College).
Ivy Streak Stopped at Princeton - The Big Green entered last week's Ivy League opener on a five-game Ivy League win streak and with the overtime loss to the Tigers it was snapped. It also dropped Dartmouth to 3-2-3 in Ivy League openers over the last eight seasons.
Overtime Against the Tigers - Dartmouth's overtime loss to Princeton marked the third overtime contest for Dartmouth this season. The Big Green opened with a, 2-1 overtime loss to UConn and earned a, 1-0 double overtime win over Missouri State in the New Mexico Tournament. Last season Dartmouth played five overtime games with a 0-1-4 record.
On the Wrong Side - Dartmouth has dropped consecutive games for the first time this season. Last season Dartmouth didn't lose more than two consecutive games and at one point had a four-game undefeated streak with three wins and a tie.
Orr Makes Collegiate Debut at Princeton - Freshman Emory Orr (Charlotte, N.C.) made his collegiate debut in Dartmouth's loss at Princeton. Orr saw action off the bench. Classmates Sten Stray-Gundersen (Frisco, Texas) and Elijah Soko (Hare, Zimbabwe) also saw action against the Tigers.
Cohen Leading Dartmouth Backline - Junior goalkeeper Noah Cohen (Johannesburg, South Africa) has stepped up in the last several games despite the results. In his last outing against Princeton he made a season-high six saves, his third game this season with five or more saves. His career-best is 10 saves against SMU last season.
Big Green Offense Jekyll and Hyde As of Late - The last several games have seen the Big Green falter a little. The 1-0 loss to UMass was its first shutout of the season although Dartmouth posted 18 shots, six on goal. On the flip side against Princeton, the Big Green scored a goal despite just taking seven shots and only one on goal.
Streaks Snapped at UMass - Big Green leading scorer Alex Adelabu (Houston, Texas) had his four-game scoring streak snapped in Dartmouth's loss at UMass (Sept. 22). In fact, Adelabu has been without a point in each of Dartmouth's last two games. Colin Heffron (Upper Brookville, N.Y.) has been held without an assist in each of the last two games.
Jayne Cracks Starting Lineup - Hanover native, Eric Jayne (Hanover, N.H) has started each of Dartmouth's last three contests. He made his first career start against Missouri State (Sept. 16). Jayne played in two games during his rookie season in 2011.
Coach Cook Hits the Century Mark - In Dartmouth's 1-0 double overtime win over Missouri State on Sept. 16) head coach Jeff Cook picked up his 100th win at Dartmouth. Cook joins former head coach Thomas Dent as the only two coaches in program history to record at least 100 wins. Dent is Dartmouth's all-time winningest coach with 143 career wins over 43 seasons at Dartmouth.
Captain, My Captain - Seniors Kevin Dzierzawski (Oakland Township, Mich.) and Teo Larsson-Sax (Kalmar, Sweden) will wear the captain's armband for the Big Green this season. Dzierzawski is coming off an outstanding 2011 season where he led the team with seven assists and earned first team All-Ivy honors as well as ECAC All-Star second-team honors. Larsson-Sax is a staple in the Big Green backfield and in 2011 started 15 games for the Big Green. He showcased his offensive skills with one goal and four shots, two of those shots reaching frame. It will be the first time Dzierzawski or Larsson-Sax has been a captain. Keep up-to-date with all the things that are happening with the Dartmouth men's soccer team with the Captains' Corner blog. You can access it HERE.
TV Time - Dartmouth's final regular-season game against Brown (Nov. 9) will be broadcast to a national television audience as the Fox Soccer Channel Game of the Week. The game will be Dartmouth's lone TV contest of the season and marks the second time the Big Green have appeared on Fox Soccer Channel. Dartmouth last played in a televised game in 2008 when they also took on the Brown Bears, earning a 2-0 victory.
A Glance at Vermont - Vermont enters Wednesday's game with a 4-3-3, 1-0-0 America East record after defeating UMBA in its America East Opener on Saturday. The win moves the Catamounts to undefeated in their last three outings. Vermont will also be playing its first game at home since Sept. 9 when they tied Niagara, 0-0, in the final game of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Windjammer Classic. EJ Edler leads the offense with eight points on four goals. Joe Losier isn't far behind with seven points on three goals and one assist. Jonny Bonner has a team-best 18 shots and is joined by Edler, Losier and Zach Paul as Catamounts with double-digit shots. Connor Leland and Dave Ramada have both seen time in goal. Leland is 3-2-1 with 42 saves and a 0.78 goals against average while Ramada has a 1-2-0 record and a 1.33 goals against average. The Big Green leads the series 19-13-5 and has won the last three meetings.
A Look at Yale -- Yale enters Saturday's Ivy League matchup with a 3-4-3, 0-0-1 Ivy League record after playing to a 0-0 draw with Harvard in its Ivy League opener on Sat. (Sept. 29). Five Bulldogs have recorded a goal this season and Scott Armbrust, Jenner Fox and Peter Jacobson have also added an assist to lead the squad with three points. There are five Bulldogs who have posted double-figure shots and Jacobson leads the way with a team-best 18 shots while Avery Schwartz isn't far behind with 17. Goalkeeper Bobby Thalman leads the goalkeepers starting each game and posting a 2-3-3 record. He is sporting a 0.79 goals against average and has made 48 saves in 915:00 of action. Blake Brown has played one half and has made two saves. Dartmouth is looking to avenge its loss to the Bulldogs from last season, as it the Big Green's only loss during Ivy League action. Last season's loss snapped Dartmouth's three-game win steak against Yale.
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Wednesday, Oct. 10 - at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct.13 - vs. Penn (Burnham Field), 4:30 p.m.