Dartmouth men’s lacrosse will play at Scully-Fahey Field one last time in 2018, hosting Penn on Senior Day Saturday. Fans can watch the game on the Ivy League Network (ILN) or ESPN3. After the game, the Big Green will recognize Willis Bocock, Jase Davis, Evan Key, Jack Korzelius, Richie Loftus and Steve Satterthwaite for their four years of dedication to the team.
2018 MLL DRAFT
Korzelius was selected by the Atlanta Blaze with the 56th overall pick in the 2018 Major League Lacrosse Draft on Wednesday. He becomes the ninth Big Green player in program history to appear in the draft and the first since Patrick Resch ’14 was selected in 2015. The other seven picks were all between 2004 and 2007.
LAST TIME OUT
Sixteen Big Green players ended up with at least one point in Dartmouth’s 24-13 loss to Princeton at Sherrerd Field on Saturday. Leading the team with three points each were Korzelius (2G, 1A), Liam O'Connell (2G, 1A) and Richie Loftus (1G, 2A). In net, Alex Burnley stopped nine.
Six players scored their first collegiate goals, all of which happened 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 the season.
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).
SCOUTING THE QUAKERS
Penn enters the weekend with an overall record of 6-7 and 2-3 in Ivy League play. They won their first conference game of the year, defeating Princeton (14-7), but went on a three-game losing streak to Cornell, Yale and Brown before taking down Harvard (11-7) over the weekend. Most recently, Penn dropped a heartbreaker to Saint Joseph’s (12-11). Simon Mathias leads the team in assists (17) and points (41), while Kevin McGeary is first with 26 goals.
LAST TIME AGAINST PENN
On April 22, 2017, the Big Green fell to the Quakers by a score of 9-4 on the road. Loftus led the way with two of the team’s four goals, while four other Dartmouth players had a point apiece. In net, George Christopher played the entire 60 minutes, making 14 saves while allowing nine goals, ending up with a .591 save percentage.
LEADING THE WAY
George Prince remains first on the team in assists (16) and points (31) and is third in goals (15). Martin leads with his 20 markers and is second with 26 points. Meacham is first with 31 ground balls but is followed closely by Gunn (30) and Bacotti (29). Bacotti is first in faceoffs (17-37, .459).
AND IN NET
In seven games, six of which he has started, Burnley has made 55 saves while allowing 96 goals for a .364 save percentage and 15.84 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 Quakers can be found on dartmouthsports.com, while fans can purchase a subscription to the ILN to watch the contest. It can also be viewed on ESPN3. For live updates, follow the team’s official Twitter: @DartmouthMLax.
NEXT UP FOR DARTMOUTH
On Saturday, April 28, the Big Green will close the 2018 season at Brown.