Dartmouth (1-1) at Sacred Heart (2-1)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 24
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Fairfield, Conn. – Campus Field
All-Time Series: Dartmouth leads, 10-4
Dartmouth men’s lacrosse will play its second road game of the week on Saturday, heading to Connecticut to take on Sacred Heart.
LAST TIME OUT
The Big Green fell to Boston University, 10-4, in the first meeting between the two teams on Tuesday.
Goalie Alex Burnley – starting his first collegiate game – had a great save early on, but the Terriers tried again and found the back of the net soon after. Following some promising chances by Jack Korzelius and David Gallagher, it was Matt Paul’s third tally of the season that got Dartmouth on the board. A pair of unanswered goals gave BU a 4-1 advantage heading into the second.
George Prince went one-on-one with the Terriers’ netminder early in the second and had a great attempt, but Joe McSorley made the save. After BU scored once more five minutes in, a handful of saves by Burnley and good defense kept the home team out of the net for the remainder of the quarter.
The Terriers further increased their lead less than three minutes into the third quarter, but Dartmouth put together a nice play in front of BU’s net and Korzelius got the Green back within four a minute later (6-2). Paul and Gallagher had good looks in the final two minutes, but McSorley managed to grab them both.
The Green played well in the fourth and had some good opportunities by Ben Martin to get another goal on the board, but it was BU that scored three in a row to start the quarter (9-2). Martin was back a few minutes later and was finally able to solve McSorley, with the first assist of the game going to Richie Loftus. Korzelius scored his team-leading fifth goal to end the game.
SCOUTING THE PIONEERS
Playing at home for the first time in 2018, Sacred Heart enters the weekend with a 2-1 mark following wins over Stony Brook (11-9) and Furman (17-13) and a 13-9 loss to UMass. Two players have already made it to double-digit points; Max Tuttle leads the team with 14 points (9G, 5A), while Joe Saggese is close behind with 11 (8G, 3A).
LAST TIME AGAINST SACRED HEART
On Feb. 25, 2017, the Big Green dropped their home opener to the Pioneers, 15-8. Korzelius led the team with four points, while Wiley Osborne was right behind with a hat trick. Cameron Nolting netted his first of the season, and Martin got the team’s lone assist. In net, George Christopher played the entire game, making a career-high 12 saves.
LEADING THE WAY
Korzelius leads with five points (5G), while Prince has a team-leading three assists to go along with one tally. Four players have one man-up goal (Korzelius, Martin, Richie Loftus and Liam O’Connell), and Chris Bacotti is first with eight ground balls. Austin Meacham leads in faceoffs (5-5, 1.00).
NCAA PLAYS OF THE WEEK
After the win over Canisius last Saturday, Dartmouth found two of its own in the NCAA Top Lacrosse Plays of the Week. Korzelius’ game winner was No. 3, while Christopher’s first collegiate goal from two-thirds down the field was the top play. In addition to that, Prince was named the New England Lacrosse Journal Freshman of the Week.
AND IN NET
Burnley has played in two games and started one, making 14 saves and allowing 15 for a .483 save percentage and 10.26 goals against average. Christopher has made three saves and allowed seven for a .300 save percentage and 13.00 goals against.
Live stats for the game can be found at dartmouthsports.com.
Dartmouth will return to Scully-Fahey Field on Saturday, March 3, to host Wagner at 3 p.m.