Sussman Scores Five to Lead Dartmouth
from press release
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Senior captain Ari Sussman (New Haven, Conn.) helped Dartmouth to an 18-13 win over Vermont with seven points on a season-high five goals and two assists as the Big Green snapped a two-game skid on Tuesday.
Dartmouth (4-6) also got five goals from freshman Chris Costabile (Sykesville, Md.) and senior long-stick Casey Hingtgen (Carlsbad, Calif.) had an incredible game with a career-high two goals, 12 faceoff wins and seven ground balls. Sussman had the team-high in ground balls with eight. Sophomore Kip Dooley (Minneapolis, Minn.) returned to form with two goals, both coming on the man-up.
Sophomore Fergus Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) earned the win with nine stops between the pipes, while senior Michael Novosel (Somers, N.Y.) got some time in net, making two saves. Dartmouth finished with 59 shots, which was the most since the Big Green put 51 shots on Notre Dame back in 2005.
Vermont (3-10) saw Drew Philie, who won America East Player of the Week honors yesterday, add seven points himself with five goals and two assists. In the game, the Catamounts had nine different scorers. David Barton took the loss in net with 13 stops in front of the cage.
Costabile got things started for the Big Green with an unassisted goal coming 2:20 into the contest as he netted the first of his five on the day. For the first time in three games Dartmouth had a goal in the first quarter. Vermont didn't let the lead last as Kyle Sminkey evened the score at 1-1 with 11:06 remaining. Sussman then closed out the frame with back-to-back tallies to make it 3-1 at the end of one. Fellow senior captain Towny Swiggett (Huntington, N.Y.) was credited with an assist on Sussman's first goal.
The team's traded goals for the first 11 minutes of the second quarter, so Dartmouth held on to its two-goal lead late in the second quarter. Philie had three of the four goals during the back and forth play, while Hingtgen added two and became the first long-stick to score for Dartmouth this season. Junior Rhett Miller (Dallas, Texas) added a goal as did freshman Nikki Dysenchuk (Darien, Conn.).
The Big Green opened up its largest lead with a man-up goal from Dooley to make it 8-5 with 1:50 remaining in the half, but Vermont was able to cut it back to two-goals on a score from Rory O'Connor to put the Dartmouth lead at 8-6 into the locker room.
Costabile, once again, got the Big Green started out of the locker room with a score coming 1:51 into the third quarter with the assist going to Sussman. A.J. Masson got it back to a two-goal deficit for the Catamounts at 9-7 just seconds later.
With the score at 9-7, Dartmouth exploded for its best offensive output since the March 11 game against Wagner with eight unanswered goals, all coming even-strength, as the Big Green pushed the lead up to 17-7 early in the fourth quarter. Sussman and Costabile led the Dartmouth charge with three goals apiece during the run, while Sussman also added a pair of assists. Sophomore Thomas Mattimore (Tiburon, Calif.) struck with his first of the season and junior Joshua Etzion (Boca Raton, Fla.) also tallied a goal to put his total up to 15 on the season.
Vermont's Derek Lichtfuss stopped the bleeding for the Catamounts and Vermont actually made a push on the Big Green with six goals in the final 10 minutes of the game, to make the score a little more respectable at 18-13. Dooley added a man-up goal that was sandwiched between a pair of Catamount scores.
Dartmouth outshot Vermont 59-33 and took care of the ball committing only 12 turnovers, which was eight below its season average of 20 per contest. The Big Green picked up 39 ground balls to 37 for the Catamounts and posted two man-up goals in seven chances.
Dartmouth will be back in Hanover this coming Saturday as the Big Green looks to stay in the Ivy Tournament hunt with Penn coming to town for a Senior Day faceoff at 1 p.m. at Scully-Fahey Field.
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