Dartmouth vs. Providence
March 27, 2007
The Game Story:
HANOVER, N.H. - The Dartmouth men's lacrosse team extended its win streak to four-games with a 6-4 victory over Providence today at Scully-Fahey Field. The Big Green used a four-goal third period to break a 2-2 tie. Brian Koch (Rye, N.Y.) led all scorers with four points, three goals and one assist.

The win improved the Big Green to 4-3 and came after Dartmouth had won games against Notre Dame, Vermont and Brown. Winless Providence fell to 0-6. Four of the Friars six losses have been by two or less goals.

Dartmouth started the day with back-to-back man up goals. Wilson Handler (Weston, Conn.) notched the only score of the opening frame before Koch gave the Big Green a 2-0 lead. The sophomore recorded his first of the game on a falling shot through the goalie's legs. Ari Sussman (New Haven, Conn.) had his first of two assists on Handler's strike.

Providence scored the next two to tie the game at 2-2. Devin McBride notched one after receiving a feed from Bobby Labadini at midfield taking the ball in, maneuvering around two Dartmouth defenders for the goal. Robert Lamontagne and Jason Trout connected on the tying goal at 7:33 of the second period.

The third had Koch scoring two, Jonathan Livadas (Wilmington, Del.) notching one and Handler adding another as the trio staked the Big Green to a 6-2 lead. The Friars made things interesting in the final minutes of the fourth stanza as Labadini and Michael Farley scored goals a minute apart to make it, 6-4.

Dartmouth netminder Michael Novosel (Somers, N.Y.) was pressured the final four minutes of the game as he needed to make his only two saves of the contest in the waning minutes to preserve the lead and win for the Big Green.

Dartmouth outshot Providence 39-12 as Peter Littell made 15 saves for the Friars. The Big Green picked up 27 ground balls while clearning the ball 13 times. Dartmouth's leading scorer Nick Bonacci (Crofton, Md.) had an assist as well as freshman Towny Swiggett (Huntington, N.Y.).

Dartmouth is back in action on Friday, April 6 with an evening Ivy League contest against Penn. Game time is slated for 6:00 pm.