Dartmouth vs. Pennsylvania
April 8, 2006
The Game Story:
HANOVER, N.H. -- Despite three goals by freshman Brian Koch (Rye, N.Y.), the Dartmouth men's lacrosse team dropped a 10-9 decision to No. 9 Penn on Saturday afternoon.

The Big Green raced out to a 6-1 lead early in the second quarter and held a 7-4 advantage at halftime, but the Quakers (8-1 overall, 3-1 Ivy) outscored Dartmouth, 6-2, in the final 30 minutes.

For Penn, D.J. Andrzejewski scored both of his goals in the fourth period, including the gamewinner with 36 seconds left.

Koch scored two of his goals in the opening quarter to help build a 4-1 lead. Junior Nick Bonacci (Crofton, Md.), senior Jamie Coffin (Greenwich, Conn.) and senior Brad Heritage (Cheshire, Conn.) improved the advantage to 7-3 before Penn's Drew Collins scored with 3:15 remaining until halftime.

A pair of Penn markers got the Quakers within one, 7-6, after three periods, and Penn scored the first two of the fourth quarter for an 8-7 lead.

Dartmouth rallied twice after that. Heritage scored at 7:31 of the fourth to make it 8-8, and Koch had his third with 42 seconds left for a 9-9 score. But the Quakers won the faceoff and got the gamewinner six seconds later.

Coffin had two goals and one assist for the Big Green, while Bonacci added three assists to one goal. Also scoring was senior Ryan Danehy (N. Billerica, Mass.).

For the Big Green, now 4-5 on the year, freshman Pat Marshall (Lutherville, Md.) made 12 saves in net. The contest was the Ivy League opener for Dartmouth who is back in action on Saturday, April 15, at Cornell.