Colgate Stuns Green With Four-Goal Burst

Hamilton, n.y. — Colgate scored four times in the third period, including the game winner with 3 seconds left, to knock the No. 12 Dartmouth men’s hockey team from the ranks of the unbeaten last night at Starr Rink, 5-4, in ECAC Hockey play.

The Raiders’ Robbie Boudon capped off his hat trick effort with the late strike to steal the win from the Big Green, which was looking to extend its best start in more than 50 years. Boudon made a diving play that pushed the puck through a crowd and into the net for the winner. Dartmouth entered the night as the last upbeaten team in the country.

Leading 4-1 after Eric Robinson’s team-leading eighth goal of the season 1:11 into the final frame, Dartmouth (5-1-1 overall, 4-1-0 league) watched as the Raiders (5-6-1, 1-3-1) stormed back to net the final four tallies of the night.

A wild second period saw the Big Green jump out to a 3-0 lead with goals from Dustin Walsh, Brad Schierhorn and Tyler Sikura in a 2:14 span late in the frame. Walsh’s tally was his first since Dec. 31, while Robinson’s goal continued his trend of scoring at least once in each game this season. The fourth Big Green goal chased starter Eric Mihalik from the Colgate net, but the Raiders responded with Spencer Finney, who had to make just three saves for the victory.

The Big Green’s Cab Morris made 26 saves in his first loss of the season (3-1-1).

Dartmouth now heads to Ithaca, N.Y., to play No. 10 Cornell tonight.

College Soccer

Dartmouth Nets
Academic Award

Kansas City, Kan. — The Dartmouth men and women’s soccer teams have received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America team academic award for the fourth consecutive year.

The award honors programs that have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better. The academic credentials used to determine award winners are based on the team GPA from the 2011-12 academic year. Out of the 717 teams (497 women and 220 men) that earned the honor, Dartmouth is one of 148 schools that had both their men and women’s programs honored.

The Big Green women, fresh off a second-place finish in the Ivy League, posted a 3.15 team GPA under the direction of second-year head coach Theresa Romagnolo. Dartmouth is one of five Ivy League schools to earn the distinction and is joined by Columbia, Cornell, Harvard and Penn.

On the men’s side, Dartmouth posted a 3.10 team GPA under the guidance of head coach Jeff Cook. The Big Green, who have been ranked in the top 10 academically the last three years, finished the season with a 9-7-0 mark and second place in the Ivy League standings.

Each of the Ancient Eight’s men’s teams earned the distinction headlined by Harvard, which posted a 3.42 team GPA.