PRINCETON, N.J. (10/3/13) - The 2013 Ivy League season kicks off this Saturday, Oct. 3 when Princeton making the trip to Dartmouth. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.
Princeton holds a 38-20-7 edge in the all-time series with Dartmouth since it began in 1921. The Tigers won a 2-1 game in overtime at Roberts Stadium last year. The home teams have been successful with neither team losing on its home field in 10 years. Princeton is 3-0-2 when playing Dartmouth at home, and 0-4 when playing at Dartmouth. The last time the Tigers took a game in Hanover was in 2003, a 3-2 win.
The Tigers are looking to start anew as they begin the Ivy League slate. Princeton enters the weekend with a 2-5 non-conference schedule. Sophomore Thomas Sanner and junior Cameron Porter are the team's leading scorers. Sanner has four goals and one assist, while Porter has three goals and two helpers. He was named both the Ivy League and ECAC Player of the Week after a six-point game against FIU last Friday. Sophomore Nico Hurtado is next on the list with five points on two goals and one assist. Six other players have a point or more. Senior Seth MacMillan has a 1.99 goals against average and a .548 save percentage in seven minutes.
Dartmouth enters the Ivy League weekend undefeated at 4-0-4. The Big Green most recently tied Vermont 1-1 on Tuesday at home. Dartmouth is off to its best start since 1987 when the team went 6-0-1. The Big Green has double up their opponents in goals, scoring 12. However the team is allowing more shots than it is taking (14.0-12.4), and have given up 12 more corner kicks (32-44). Alex Adelabu is the team's leading scorer with eight points on three goals and two assist. Colin Heffron has five points with one goal and a team-best three assists. Gabe Stauber, Alexander Marsh and Robin Alnas have scored twice each. Stefan Cleveland and James Hickok have shared goalkeeping duties. Hickok has played more than 400 minutes and has a 0.66 GAA and an .850 save percentage, stopping 17 of 20 shots. Cleveland has played nearly 300 minutes and has a 0.93 GAA and a .875 save percentage stopping 21 of 24 shots.