Saturday, April 23: Dartmouth (1-11, 0-4) vs. Penn (7-5, 3-2)
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Hanover, N.H. – Scully-Fahey Field
All-Time Series: Penn leads, 41-27
Last Meeting: April 11, 2015 (L, 15-12)
The Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team will play its final home game of 2016 on Saturday, taking on Ivy League rival Penn at 1 p.m. After the game, the Big Green will honor their nine seniors, who will be playing at Scully-Fahey for the last time.
LAST TIME OUT
In their final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday, the Green dropped a heartbreaker to the UMass Lowell River Hawks by a score of 11-10. Dartmouth took a 2-0 lead following goals by KC Beard and Will Randell, but two UMass Lowell markers within a minute of each other tied the score at two-all at the end of the first. Early in the second quarter, Wiley Osborne gave the lead back to the visitors, but four straight by the River Hawks made it 6-3 in their favor. Jack Korzelius netted two in a two-minute span, separated by a UMass Lowell goal, to make it 7-5. The River Hawks made it a three-goal game a minute into the third, but were held scoreless for almost 10 minutes while Korzelius completed his hat trick and Osborne got his 20th of the season to get the Green within one (8-7). Any time UMass Lowell would begin to pull away with another goal, Dartmouth would counter and, following one goal by the home team and one by sophomore Richie Loftus, the score was 9-8. Just 10 seconds after Loftus’ goal and with 3:35 to play in the third quarter, another River Hawk marker gave them a 10-8 lead heading into the fourth. A Dartmouth face-off win resulted in Korzelius’ fourth of the contest and 15th of the year just 20 seconds into the fourth quarter and one by Loftus with 9:06 remaining tied the score at 10-10. That, however, did not last long, as UMass Lowell netted another goal a minute later to once again take the lead. Dartmouth would take six shots after that, but the home team was able to hold on to that edge.
SCOUTING THE QUAKERS
Penn, which will be playing its last Ivy game of the year, enters Saturday’s game in third place with a conference mark of 3-2. The Quakers have won their last two games, both of which were very close. Last Saturday, Penn had a 14-13 victory over Harvard and, three days later, defeated UMB by a score of 8-7. Simon Matias leads the team in goals (23), while Nick Doktor is first in assists (30) and points (42). He is fourth in the country in assists per game (2.50).
LAST TIME AGAINST PENN
After trailing, 7-2, halfway through the second quarter, the Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team mounted a comeback and tied the score twice in the third, but ultimately fell to Penn, 15-12, in its final road game of the 2015 season on April 18, 2015. The first quarter was relatively evenly matched: Penn struck first less than three minutes in, but Adam Fishman’s first of the day got Dartmouth on the board four minutes later. With four more tallies, including one by the Quakers’ Kevin McGeary with eight ticks left on the clock, Penn entered the second with a slight 4-2 edge. Three straight Quaker goals gave the home team a 7-2 lead early in the second quarter, but the Big Green clawed their way back with two by Fishman and one by Jack Connolly, closing the gap to 7-5 heading into the third. The third quarter was an eventful one for both teams. An unassisted marker by Korzelius locked things at 10, but only until Isaac Bock’s 10th of the season with 1:08 to play gave Penn the go ahead. With six seconds remaining, Fishman scored his fourth of the day to tie the score at 11 going into the final 15 minutes. Penn broke that tie a minute into the fourth and ran with the lead, scoring twice more before Dartmouth could get one of its own, a Fishman tally with 3:04 to play which would end up being the Green’s only goal of the quarter. McGeary found the back of the net once more with 42 seconds left to end the day.
BEHIND THE BENCH
Brendan Callahan is in his second season at Dartmouth after being named the 10th head coach in the program’s 89-year history in August of 2014. Two new faces join Callahan on the sidelines in 2016: Scott Hackett-Dalgliesh and Brian Small. Hackett-Dalgliesh came to Hanover from UMass Lowell, where he was an assistant coach for the team’s first year as a Division I team, while Small served as head coach at John Carroll for the Blue Streaks’ first two seasons as a varsity program.
Fourteen of the 40 players on the roster are donning the Green and White uniform for the first time. Making up the Class of 2019 are Cameron Nolting, David Marshall, Harrison Lane, Will Randell, Bo Forsen, Jack Auteri, Austin Meacham, Joe Balaban, Griffin Miller, Matt Tanenblatt, Landon McKenzie, Armin Mortazavi and Tyler Haskell. Also making his Big Green debut is sophomore Steve Satterthwaite, who played one season and red-shirted another at Hofstra. Leading the freshmen so far in 2016 is Randell with his two goals and two assists.
LEADING THE WAY
After a two-goal performance against UMass Lowell, Osborne remains the team-leader in all three categories: goals (20), assists (13) and points (32). He has already surpassed his career-best 12 goals from last season and tied his career-high 33 points from last season. He is just 11 points away from breaking his point total from his first two years on the team combined. Following his four goals and one assist against the River Hawks, Korzelius is second on the team with 21 points (15G, 6A). Meacham is first in ground balls (40) and Don Stephan leads in faceoffs (86-for-196, .439).
BETWEEN THE PIPES
Balaban played another complete game against UMass Lowell, ending the day with six saves. So far this season, he has played 332 minutes, has made 71 saves and has a .467 save percentage. Friedensohn has seen 382 minutes of action, has made 61 saves and has a .473 save percentage. Miller has five minutes of time under his belt, has made a pair of saves and has a 1.000 save percentage. Dartmouth’s other goalie, Ty Vandenberg, has not seen time in net yet this season.
All five of Dartmouth’s home games will be carried live in HD on the ILDN this season. Nick Fogel will be the play-by-play commentator for all games played at Scully-Fahey Field. Select road games at Ivy League rivals will also be carried on the service for subscribers. Fans can also follow the action using live stats provided by DartmouthSports.com.
This season, Beard has played all 12 games and has five goals and four assists for nine points, which ties him for fifth on the team. Most recently against UMass Lowell, he had a goal and an assist for two points. In his four years at Dartmouth, he has scored 21 goals and 24 assists for a total of 45 points.
Connolly has not played for the Big Green during his senior year, but has scored 10 goals and added on five assists for 15 points during his time at Dartmouth.
Throughout his senior season, Duncan has appeared in seven games, making four starts. His one goal of the year was scored against Harvard. Throughout his career, he has scored three goals and one helper for four points.
So far this season, Friedensohn has seen 382 minutes of action, has made 61 saves and has a .473 save percentage. He picked up a win on March 19 against Michigan, making eight saves in all.
Throughout his senior year, Heidt has appeared in all but one of the games. He has two points from a pair of assists against UMass Lowell. In his time at Dartmouth, he has scored 17 goals and has tacked on seven assists for 24 career points.
Lee has appeared in all 12 games so far this season. He has nine points from eight goals and an assist and is tied for fourth on the team in tallies and tied for fifth in points. He has also scored two man-up goals and has grabbed nine ground balls. Throughout his career, he has scored 31 goals and tacked on eight assists for 39 points.
This season, McCarthy has played in all 12 games and has started 10 of them. His first collegiate point came in the form of a goal that was scored in the first game of the season against Sacred Heart and he has 18 ground balls and two caused turnovers to go with that. Throughout his career, he has appeared in 32 games and has 35 ground balls.
This year, Randall has appeared in all 12 games and has started all but one and has grabbed 22 ground balls. Throughout his career at Dartmouth, he has played in 36 games.
So far this year, Topousis has played in three games. During his time with the Big Green, he has netted three goals and added on three assists for six career points.