PRINCETON, N.J. – Sixteen Big Green players ended up with at least one point in Dartmouth's 24-13 loss to Princeton at Sherrerd Field on Saturday afternoon. The Big Green fell to 2-9 overall and 0-4 in Ivy League play, while the Tigers improved to 6-5 and picked up their first conference win of 2018 to move to 1-3.
Six players scored their first collegiate goals in the fourth quarter: Austin Meacham, Kiernan Gunn, Mike Connolly, Chris Bacotti, William Stonestreet and Jimmy Heidt. Jack Forrest and Evan Key netted their first markers of 2018.
"I thought we started the game better than we have in the past," head coach Brendan Callahan said. "Unfortunately, we were not able to sustain that in the second quarter. We had problems stopping their offense today. They are a talented group on offense and made the most of their chances. I thought we fought hard at the X and on the ground. We are going to get back to work for a good Penn team coming to this next weekend."
Three goals were scored by three different Dartmouth players in the first quarter. Princeton started the game with two tallies scored 34 seconds apart, but Trevor Ballantyne’s third of the season soon after cut that lead down to one. That was followed by another two for Princeton, while back-to-back goals by Korzelius and Loftus made it a very close game heading to the second (4-3).
From there, the Tigers took off, netting nine in the second and another two to kick off the second half before the Green got one on the board. Two and a half minutes into the third, Ben Martin scored his team-leading 20th tally and, four minutes later, O’Connell netted one of his own, with Loftus assisting on both markers (15-5). Princeton went on a 5-2 run, with Dartmouth’s goals scored by Matt Paul and Korzelius, the latter finding the back of the net with just three ticks remaining in the third to make it 21-7 game heading to the fourth.
A goal for the home team started the fourth quarter, but three Green goals scored in three minutes by Connolly, Stonestreet and O’Connell gave Dartmouth some momentum (22-10). The Tigers managed to score two more, but were kept out of the net for the remaining 4:56 while Meacham, Key and Heidt finished off the game (24-13).
Next Saturday, Dartmouth will play its final home game against Penn. Fans can watch on the Ivy League Network (ILN) or ESPN3. At the conclusion of the game, the team will honor its six seniors: Korzelius, Key, Loftus, Steve Satterthwaite, Willis Bocock and Jase Davis.