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Navy and Dartmouth Meet Tuesday Night Under the Lights

Sophomore middie Ian Burgoyne
March 20, 2017

GAME 9: NAVY (2-6, 1-3 PL) vs. Dartmouth (1-4, 0-0 Ivy League) | 2017 Media Center
 When Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM (ET)
 Location Annapolis, Md. | Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium | Directions
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 Television None
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Game Day Storylines
Scene Setter: After playing three straight games on the road, Navy returns home to play host to Dartmouth on Tuesday evening.  Faceoff is set for 7:00 pm at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Mids, who enter the game 2-6 overall, are led by sixth-year head coach Rick Sowell, while the 1-4 Big Green are under the direction of third-year head coach Brendan Callahan. Tuesday’s contest marks the 14th meeting in a series that dates back to 1937.  It is, however, the first time the two have met since 1977.

Follow the Action: The Navy-Dartmouth game will be carried live by 1430 AM / 99.9 FM WNAV with Pete Medhurst and Joe Miller handling the call. Coverage begins with the Navy Lacrosse Pregame Show at 6:45 PM.  The game will also be streamed online for FREE via PatriotLeague.TV, while live stats will be available at NavyStats.com.

Looking for 300: Senior faceoff specialist Brady Dove needs seven ground balls to become the first Navy player to amass 300 for his career. There are only four players who have reached 200 - Dove (293), William Wallace (222), John Duthie (214) and Steve Looney (207). He would also become just the fourth player in Patriot League history to reach that milestone, joining Colgate’s Peter Strid (384), Lehigh’s Ryan Snyder (313) and Colgate’s Chris Eck (305).

Fact or Fiction: Attackman Ryan Wade (9-15=24) is the first Navy sophomore to lead the team in scoring under Rick Sowell’s watch.  FICTION!  He is, however, the first Navy sophomore to lead the Mids in scoring since 2012 when Tucker Hull produced 47 points on 23 goals and 24 assists.  Wade’s 15 assists this season are hte most by a second-year player since Hull dealt out 24 in ‘12.

Bunyan’s Brigade: Four defensive players currently rank among the program’s top seven in career caused turnovers, including three in the top four.  Senior long pole Matt Rees stands #2 on the list with 71 takeaways, just three off Pat Kiernan’s (2011-14) school record 74.  Four-year starting defenseman Chris Fennell is #3 with 57, while senior short-stick defensive middie John Trainor is tied for fourth with 45.  Junior short-stick defensive middie DJ Plumer is seventh with 35.

Welcome Back: After missing back-to-back games against Penn and Lafayette, junior attackman Dave Little returned to the playing field this past Saturday where he scored a pair of goals against #17 Loyola.  He has eight points on seven goals and two assists this season.

Save The Date: Navy will hold its annual Meet the Mids event following Saturday’s game against Lehigh.  Members of the acrosse team will be available for autographs on the Blue Concourse, with the first 300 kids in line for the postgame autograph session receiving a Navy lacrosse “Meet the Mids” t-shirt, compliments of Annapolis area Papa John’s and Chick-fil-A.

Scouting the Big Green
• Dartmouth enters tonight’s contest with a 1-4 mark, dropping games to Canisius (13-8), Sacred Heart (15-8), Wagner (7-6 2OT) and North Carolina (17-6).  Its lone victory this season was an 11-9 decision over Vermont at home.
• The Big Green have played just two or their five games at home and tonight’s game will be their third straight away from their home confines in Hanover, N.H.
• Averaging 7.80 goals per game, Dartmouth has reached double digits in the scoring column just one this season.  Meanwhile, its defense is giving up 12.20 goals per game, holding only Wagner to single digits.
• Junior attackman Ritchie Loftus anchors the offense with 13 points on a team-best 11 goals and two assists.  Three of his 11 goals have been scored on extra-man.  Senior attackman Wiley Osborne has also amassed 13 points this spring with four goals and a team-high nine assists.
• Rookie George Christopher leads the defense between the pipes where he owns a 51.6 save percentage, making 63 saves on 197 shots he has faced.  He owns an 11.77 goals-against average, surrendering 59 of the opponent’s 61 goals.
• Clampett and fellow defenseman Timmy Burke lead the way for the Big Green with eight caused turnovers apiece.
• The faceoff duties have been split amongst three players.  Sophomore Tucker Brown is 29 of 72 (40.3), freshman Jack Richardson is 12 of 23 (52.2) and defenseman Kyle Clampitt is 6 for 18 (33.3).  As a team, Dartmouth is winning just 40.2 percent (47-117)of its draws.
• Dartmouth’s extra-man unit has scored 5 goals on 24 attempts (20.8), while its man-down unit has allowed 5 goals on 14 attempts (64.3).

Navy vs. Dartmouth - The Series
• Tonight’s contest between Navy and Dartmouth marks the 14th game in a series that began in 1937, but stalled following the 1977 campaign. The Midshipmen have won all 13 contests against the Big Green and all 13 were played in Annapolis.

Navy vs. The Ivy League
• Navy owns a 166-36-2 (81.9) record against the seven-member Ivy League, including a 13-0 mark against the Dartmouth Big Green.
• The Ivy League is made up of Brown (2-2), Cornell (15-5), Dartmouth (13-0), Harvard (37-5-1), Penn (47-6), Princeton (39-15-1) and Yale (13-3).
• The Mids are 0-1 against the Ivy League this season, dropping an 11-9 decision on the road against Penn on March 7.
• Navy faced two Ivy League teams a year ago in the NCAA Tournament as the Mids defeated third-ranked Yale, 13-10, in the opening round before dropping an 11-10 decision to #4 Brown in the quarterfinals.


 

 

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