Late Push Lifts Dartmouth Over Vermont
from press release
HANOVER, N.H. - Thanks to a seven-goal surge in the fourth quarter, the Dartmouth men's lacrosse topped regional rival Vermont, 13-8, in a border battle on Tuesday afternoon at Scully-Fahey Field. The Big Green pick up their first win of the season moving to 1-1, while the Catamounts lose their third straight falling to 0-3.
With the victory, the Green and White have won four consecutive games against UVM and move to a perfect 13-0 all-time against the Catamounts in Hanover.
A trio of first quarter goals helped set the pace early for Vermont as it held a 4-2 lead over Dartmouth heading into the half.
In the second half the Big Green offense exploded for 11 goals to score the come-from-behind triumph.
Jeff Perkins, Nikki Dysenchuk, Jack Connolly and Chris Costabile each scored two goals apiece for the team from the Upper Valley. Through the team's first two games Dysenchuk leads the Big Green with five tallies.
Adam Hull, Adam Fishman and Brendan Rotanz each scored their first goals of the season as well for Dartmouth. Fishman and Hull each had a team-high three assists in the game.
Freshmen Billy Heidt and Cam Lee continued the strong starts to their collegiate careers each scoring a goal for the second straight contest.
The Big Green erased a third quarter deficit by scoring a three unanswered goals of the final 3:40. Dartmouth pulled away in the fourth, outscoring the Catamounts 7-3.
Dartmouth outshot Vermont, 48-29, while forcing 14 UVM turnovers.
Between the pipes, senior Bernie Susskind made six saves to pick up his first career victory.
The Big Green return to action on March 2 travelling to Dallas, Texas to face Georgetown in the 2013 Patriot Cup.