Providence vs. Dartmouth
February 25, 2006
The Game Story:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Senior Jamie Coffin (Greenwich, Conn.) poured in seven goals as the Dartmouth men's lacrosse team opened the 2006 season with a 15-12 victory over Providence on Saturday.

Coffin also added three assists for a 10-point afternoon. His seven-goal effort was the highest by a Big Green player since Scott Watts scored seven in a 1997 game at Vermont. Coffin's offensive explosion matched his own 10-point performance (four goals, six assists) against Hartford during his freshman year in 2003.

For the 17th ranked Big Green, junior Nick Bonacci (Crofton, Md.) added four goals and two assists.

The two teams played to a 4-4 draw in the first quarter before the Friars pulled away for a 6-5 lead in the second. Dartmouth answered with a four-goal spurt for a 9-6 advantage at halftime and never trailed after that.

The season opener for both schools was played in a storm that left two inches of snow on the field in the second half.

Sophomore Tim Daniels (Duxbury, Mass.) and senior Brad Heritage (Cheshire, Conn.) each had one goal and one assist for Dartmouth. Daniels also contributed 14 ground balls. Freshman Brian Koch (Rye, N.Y.) had two assists.

Rounding out the scoring for the Big Green were senior Alec Hufnagel (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and senior Ryan Danehy (No. Billerica, Mass.) with a goal apiece.

In the nets, freshman Pat Marshall (Lutherville, Md.) made 10 saves for the Big Green, while Ron Westgate and Robert Bryan combined for 11 for the Friars.

Dartmouth plays the first six games on the road. Up next for the Big Green is a trip to the University of Vermont on Tuesday, February 28. Game time is 3 o'clock.