Vermont Drops Non-Conference Finale to Dartmouth

BURLINGTON, Vt. Dartmouth jumped out to a 7-1 halftime lead on its way to a 10-5 victory over Vermont in action at Virtue Field on Tuesday afternoon. Kip Dooley and Drew Tunney each registered five points to lead the Big Green, as the Catamounts fall to 2-11 on the year.

Dartmouth (4-8) took a 2-0 lead before Vermont's Drew Philie cut it in half with his team-high 27th of the season. Senior Geoff Worley started the play behind the net and found Philie cutting, who then shot it behind his back and past Big Green keeper Fergus Campbell with 1:18 left in the first quarter.

The visitors would tally the next five straight to take a six-goal lead into intermission. Vermont scored the only two goals of the third quarter, as senior Thomas Galvin picked up a pair in the first 1:17 of the frame. Junior Garrett Virtue set up the first of Galvin's goals, while Worley assisted on the second, a man-up tally.

Worley would add a pair of goals that cut it to 7-5 with 14:12 remaining in the contest. He scored the first just 11 seconds into the fourth when Andrew Muscara won the faceoff, raced down the field and found Worley for his 19th of the season. Just 37 seconds later Philie set up Worley from behind the cage to get the Catamounts within two.

Chris Costabile answered for Dartmouth on the other end, as the Big Green would score the final three goals of the contest to earn the win. Costabile ended with a hat trick, while Dooley had a goal and four assists, and Tunney had a pair to go with three assists.

Campbell came up big in goal for Dartmouth, stopping 15 shots on the day. Senior Alex Plavner got the start for the Catamounts, making three saves, before freshman Dan DiStefano earned his first career appearance and stopped four shots over the final 30 minutes of play.

Worley finished the contest with a team-best four points on two goals and two assists, while both Galvin and Philie added two points apiece. With his four points, Worley moved into sole possession of sixth place all-time at Vermont in points, as he now has 161 for his career. Philie joined Worley in the top 10 at UVM in points and is now tied for 10th with 130. The Catamounts were also 14 for 19 on faceoffs on the day, as Muscara went 12 for 17 and added 10 ground balls.

The Catamounts wrap up the 2012 regular season on Saturday when they travel to face Hartford starting at 7:00 p.m. With a win, Vermont would advance to the America East Tournament.

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BURLINGTON, Vt. - Senior Fergus Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) made 15 saves to help lead Dartmouth to a 10-5 victory at Vermont on Tuesday. It marked the second straight victory for the Big Green and improved the team to 4-8 overall. The Catamounts dropped to 2-11 on the year.

Campbell played inspired lacrosse from the start with five saves in the first quarter. He added four in the second, two in the third and four in the fourth. The 15 saves tied a season high for Campbell who also had 15 saves at Colgate and at North Carolina. The total also moved the senior to sixth on the all-time saves list with 490. Ned Hazard '96 is fifth all-time with 491.

While Campbell was stopping shots, the Dartmouth offense scored early and often. Junior Chris Costabile (Sykesville, Md.) recorded the game's first goal off an assist from senior Drew Tunney (Greenwich, Conn.), 4:23 into the opening period. After Tunney assisted on the first goal, he scored the Big Green's second with four minutes remaining in the quarter.

Vermont cut the lead to 2-1 with a late goal in the first, but Dartmouth took control of the game in the second. The team outscored the Catamounts 5-0 in the quarter to take a 7-1 lead into halftime. Costabile, senior Kip Dooley (Minneapolis, Minn.), Tunney, senior Thomas Mattimore (Tiburon, Calif.) and junior Nikki Dysenchuk (Darien, Conn.) each scored in the second period.

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