Dartmouth men’s lacrosse will play its final non-conference game on Tuesday, taking on UMass Lowell at the Cushing Field Complex. The team’s fourth all-time meeting can be watched for free on the America East portal.
LAST TIME OUT
A strong first and fourth quarter led No. 3 Yale to a 17-7 win over the Big Green at Scully-Fahey Field on Saturday. Jack Korzelius and George Prince both ended the day with four points. Korzelius led with his four goals, while Prince had two of each. In net, Alex Burnley made eight saves while being saddled with the loss. He also led the team with seven ground balls.
Yale’s first four shots resulted in four goals in the span of 1:20 to start the first quarter. Burnley found his stride and made some key saves and kept the visitors at bay for over 10 minutes, and Liam O'Connell had some promising chances, but the Bulldogs’ goalie kept Dartmouth out of the net. Two more Yale tallies made it a 6-0 contest heading to the second.
Dartmouth came out strong in the second, controlling all of the action until Yale’s first possession five minutes in. At 13:48, Prince got the Big Green on the board with his over-the-shoulder shot to cut the Bulldogs’ lead to five. Korzelius netted back-to-back goals within three minutes to get Dartmouth back in the game, but three Yale markers gave the Bulldogs a 9-3 edge after two.
The score remained the same for the first five minutes of the third quarter until markers by Prince and Korzelius in 30 seconds pulled Dartmouth within four (9-5). Having shut out Yale for 15 minutes, the Bulldogs snuck one more past Burnley in the final minute to end the third.
Yale dominated the fourth quarter, scoring seven unanswered goals in a nine-minute span to make it a 17-5 game. Dartmouth ended the Bulldogs’ streak when Korzelius netted his fourth of the afternoon, the Big Green’s only man-up tally of the day. Ben Martin added one more with 28 seconds to go to close scoring.
SCOUTING THE RIVER HAWKS
UMass Lowell goes into this mid-week contest with a 5-6 mark, most recently falling to Vermont, 14-7, in a conference game over the weekend. The only common opponent between the Big Green and the River Hawks is Harvard. UMass Lowell fell to the Crimson as well by a score of 10-9. Sean Tyrell leads the team in assists (25) and points (42), while Jon Phillips, Austin Lane and Matt Balter are tied for first with 19 goals each.
LAST TIME AGAINST UMASS LOWELL
On April 11, 2017, Richie Loftus and Ben Martin both had career nights in Dartmouth’s 14-8 victory over the River Hawks. Loftus had one goal and seven assists for eight points, almost doubling his yearly assist total, while Martin netted seven markers, which was four more than his previous game-high and put him first on the team. Korzelius scored two goals and added three assists, while four other players had a goal apiece. George Christopher had a great game, making 14 saves.
LEADING THE WAY
Prince remains first among the Big Green in assists (14) and points (28), while Martin is first with 18 goals. After a handful of strong performances over the last few weeks, Korzelius has moved up to third in both goals (15) and points (16). Korzelius and Liam O’Connell are tied for first with three man-up tallies each, while Austin Meacham is top with 26 ground balls and Kiernan Gunn is first in faceoff (46-108, .426).
AND IN NET
Burnley has played the last two games in their entirety and, in 237 minutes, has made 32 saves while allowing 63 for a .337 save percentage and 15.90 goals against average. Christopher has appeared in six games and started five and, in 302 minutes, has made 60 saves and allowed 57 goals for a .513 save percentage and 11.31 goals against average.
Live stats for the game against the River Hawks can be found on dartmouthsports.com, while fans can watch the game live on the America East portal. For live updates, follow the team’s official Twitter: @DartmouthMLax.
On Saturday, April 14, Dartmouth will play its penultimate road game against Princeton. After that, the Green will play their final home game of 2018 when they face Penn on April 21.