Dartmouth vs. Quinnipiac
March 5, 2005
The Game Story:
HANOVER, N.H. -- Junior Jamie Coffin (Greenwich, Conn.) and senior Nick Bonacci (Crofton, Md.) each scored five goals as the Dartmouth men's lacrosse team opened the 2005 season with a 16-9 victory over Quinnipiac on Saturday.

The Big Green raced out to a 9-0 lead with 1:55 left in the second period before the Braves got on the scoreboard. It was 10-1 at halftime as Coffin and Bonacci each scored three times in that stretch.

Quinnipiac's Josh Murray scored back-to-back goals in the third period to make it 10-3, before Coffin netted his fourth for an 11-3 advantage after three.

Murray started the fourth quarter with his third goal of the game, before Coffin, junior Alec Hufnagel (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and Bonacci pushed the Big Green lead to 14-4.

The Braves had a late rally, scoring five of the last seven goals, including three by Tucker Prudden, but it wasn't enough.

Dartmouth junior Ryan Danehy (No. Billerica, Mass.) broke up the Quinnipiac run with his third goal of the game with 4:31 remaining, and Bonacci added some insurance, scoring his fifth with four seconds on the clock.

Hufnagel had two goals and four assists for the Big Green. Coffin contributed two assists and Bonacci had one. Senior Ben Grinnell (Waccabuc, N.Y.), who is on the Tewaaraton watch list, had one goal and three assists for Dartmouth.

The Big Green outshot Quinnipiac, 38-29, including 21-10 in the first 30 minutes.

In the nets, senior goalkeeper Andrew Goldstein (Milton, Mass.) made seven saves for the Big Green, while Quinnipiac's Roger Fish had 12.

Dartmouth is back in action on Sunday, hosting Siena in a 2 p.m. contest at Scully-Fahey Field.