The Dartmouth men’s soccer team will open Ivy League play this weekend, hosting Princeton at 4:30 p.m.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
The Tigers enter the match with a 1-4-2 overall record, coming off a 1-0 loss to Rutgers at home Tuesday. Leading the conference in shots with 107, junior Jeremy Colvin and senior James Reiner with two goals each. Colvin and teammate Daniel Bowkett have recorded 20 shots a piece this season, a league-high. Sophomore Jacob Schachner has played all games for Princeton in the net, with a 1-4-2 record, 23 saves and nine goals allowed.
LAST TIME AGAINST PRINCETON
In October 2016, the Big Green played to a 2-2 tie on the Tigers home field. Noah Paravicini and Tyler Dowse scored the goals for Dartmouth in regulation and the game went into two, 10-minute, overtime periods. Neither team was able to score again resulting in the draw. This will be the 67th meeting between the two teams, Princeton holds the series lead 38-20-8.
LAST TIME OUT
Dartmouth is coming off a 5-2 win over Vermont last Saturday. Tiger Graham scored two goals and Wyatt Omsberg and Eduvie Ikoba scored one goal each. In the 57th minute, Vermont scored into its own goal, posting the fifth goal for the Big Green.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
Sophomore Henry Stusnick and freshman Christopher Palacios have split time in the goal this season. Palacios has played the majority, holding a 4-1-0 record, while Stusnick played in last weekend’s matchup against Vermont and is 1-1-0 on the season. The pair have combined for 23 total saves, a .714 average and a goals-against average of 0.57. Palacios leads the conference in his save percentage of .889, goals-against average with 0.18 and shutouts with four.
Saturday’s game will be streamed on ESPN3, the Ivy League Network, and there will be live stats provided by DartmouthSports.com for those who cannot make it.
Up next for the Big Green will be Hofstra, next Tuesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. at Burnham Field.