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Princeton Hosts Dartmouth To Start Three-Weekend Ivy League Sprint

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 04/11/2014
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Kip Orban and the Tigers host Dartmouth (Saturday, 1).
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Princeton vs. Dartmouth • Sherrerd Field • Princeton, N.J.
  Gametime Saturday, April 12 • 1 p.m.
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  Series Info Princeton leads 52-9
 Records

Princeton 6-4, 1-2 Ivy League; Dartmouth 1-7, 0-3 Ivy League

  Rankings
Princeton No. 17 (media), No. 15 (coaches); Dartmouth unranked
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It’s going to be hard for Princeton’s next game to be as exciting as its last one. For that matter, it’s going to be hard for any game in Division I to be as exciting as Princeton’s last one.
In case you missed it, Princeton rallied somewhat miraculously to tie Lehigh with 2.7 seconds left on a goal by Kip Orban and then win the game on Tom Schreiber’s goal - his fourth of the night - 1:09 into the second overtime in a 10-9 win.
It was wildly dramatic and thrilling, and now it’s in the rearview mirror, as Princeton now must look ahead to the next three Saturdays.
What’s at stake? A spot in the Ivy League tournament, which is Step 1 to the main goal, the NCAA tournament.
It starts today, when the Tigers host Dartmouth with a hint of revenge on their minds. Next Saturday will be a trip to Harvard, the lone undefeated team in the league, and then the regular-season finale on Long Island against Cornell.

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Dartmouth defeated Princeton 10-9 last year in Hanover, in a game that ended Princeton’s hopes of winning the Ivy League championship.
Princeton had a pair of three-goal leads in the game, including 3-0 after nine minutes. Princeton would lead for more than 51 minutes, but the Big Green took the lead on goals by Nikki Dysenchuk and Cam Lee 29 seconds apart to take a 10-9 lead with 4:40 to go and then held on from there.

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In news that comes as a jinx to both teams, Princeton has never in the history of this series lost consecutive games to Dartmouth.

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Princeton leads the all-time series with Dartmouth 52-9, including a 30-1 record all-time in Princeton. The only Dartmouth win here came in 2003.
Princeton defeated Dartmouth 21-6 here in 2012.

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Harvard, who defeated Cornell last weekend, is the only team unbeaten in the Ivy League, with a record of 3-0. Cornell is 3-1 in the league.
Yale and Penn are 2-2; Princeton and Brown are 1-2. Dartmouth is 0-3.
The winner of the regular season is the Ivy League champion (or champions). The winner of the Ivy tournament gets the league’s bid to the NCAA tournament.

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The Dartmouth-Princeton game is one of three league games this weekend.
Yale played at Brown last night, and Harvard is at Penn this afternoon. Cornell is at Hofstra in a non-league game.

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Dartmouth’s leading scorer is Mike Olentine, a graduate of Princeton High School.

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Princeton’s game against Lehigh Tuesday was tied 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5 ,6-6, 7-7, 8-8 and 9-9 before Tom Schreiber won it in the second overtime. Neither team ever led by more than one goal.

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Tom Schreiber had four goals against Lehigh, giving him 105 for his career and moving him past Josh Sims for the most goals in a career by a Princeton midfielder.
Schreiber now has 105 goals and 92 assists, leaving him three points away from joining Kevin Lowe (247), Ryan Boyle (233), Jon Hess (215) and Jesse Hubbard (211) as the only 200-point scorers in school history.

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Tom Schreiber has 105 career goals, tying him with Jason Doneger for seventh all-time at Princeton. Schreiber needs nine goals to tie Wick Sollers for sixth and 13 goals to tie B.J. Prager for fifth.
Schreiber has 92 career assists, sixth best at Princeton and four away from Don Hahn for fifth.
Schreiber is the only player in program history to rank in the top 10 in both goals and assists in a career.

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Princeton ranks second in Division I in man-up offense (21 for 37. .568) and first in Division I in man-down defense (7 for 34, .794).
Dartmouth ranks last in the Ivy League in both man-up offense and man-down defense.

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There is one category in the Ivy League in which Dartmouth ranks first and Princeton ranks last - caused turnovers. Dartmouth causes 10 per game; Princeton causes 6.4 per game.
On the other hand, Princeton turns the ball over fewer than any other team in the league, with 11.9 per game.
Dartmouth is the sixth in the league in turnovers per game with 17.5 per game.

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Tom Schreiber leads the Ivy League in points per game and assists per game and is second in goals per game.
Princeton has four players in the top 10 in the league in points per game: Schreiber is first, with Jake Froccaro and Mike MacDonald tied for sixth and Ryan Ambler tied for eighth.
Schreiber and MacDonald rank 1-2 in assists per game, with Ambler in sixth.
Schreiber (second), Froccaro (sixth), and Ambler (ninth) are in the top 10 in goals per game.

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Kip Orban has the longest current streak among Division I midfielders with at least one goal in 23 straight games.
Orban had two goals and two assists Tuesday night in the 10-9 win over Lehigh. Orban’s biggest goal came with 2.7 seconds left in regulation, after Mike MacDonald had tracked down a loose ball near midfield as time was winding down. MacDonald got it to Orban, who ripped the tying goal and forced overtime.
Orban then assisted on Tom Schreiber’s game-winner in the second OT. Orban’s four-point  night tied his career high.

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Princeton has three current players who have scored an overtime goal.
Tucker Shanley scored in the fourth overtime in 2011 to defeat Brown. Kip Orban scored in overtime to defeat Cornell in the 2013 Ivy League semifinals.
Tom Schreiber scored in overtime to defeat Lehigh Tuesday night.
Princeton is 7-1 in overtime games since Chris Bates became head coach.

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Justin Murphy has missed the last four games due to injury. In that time, Princeton has won 37 of 111 face-offs.
Murphy had won 68 of 122 prior to this injury.

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Princeton shot 10 for 52 against Lehigh Tuesday night (.192). Princeton was 115 for 342 (.336) for the season prior to that game.
Princeton is still at .317 for the year, which would be the best for a season since 2004.

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