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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Big Green Bigger than Expected...

The Big Green came out firing on Friday night defeating both Clarkson's Men's and Women's squads on Friday by large margins. In Hanover, the Knights fell 5-2. After trading goals in the first two periods, Clarkson gave up three consecutive goals in the third (one an empty netter) to give Dartmouth the victory. Mike Sullivan and Phil Pacquet had the goals for Clarkson, and David Leggio had 31 saves in the loss.

At Cheel the Women were pounded 6-2. Dartmouth scored six straight goals, including four in the first to down Clarkson. Kira Hurley started and gave up two goals. She was replaced by Stephanie Hansen who fared no better against the Big Green. Jessica Finley then stepped in stopping 14 of 15, while Clarkson scored two goals in the third from Brooke Beazer and Micheleen Devine. As predicted, the team that scored first and outshot was the victor in this one as Dartmouth lead the SOG 28-16.

Here's where they stand going into Saturday Night:

On the men's side Clarkson can finish no higher than seventh. They'll need a win and a Union loss to secure that spot. They will face Princeton, Quinnipiac or Yale (edited, thanks to DaredevilCU) depending on the outcomes of their games. In the ECACHL, it will come down to Cornell, Colgate and Dartmouth in the final night of action. Dartmouth has shockingly snuck up the ranks and is tied with Colgate for first with one game to go. Cornell lies in second, just a point behind. It appears that if there is a tie, Cornell owns the tie-breakers over both teams. While Dartmouth has the tiebreaker over Colgate. Keep in mind it's 1:36 and it's been a long night for me, so no guarantees.

The women remain in third place in the ECACHL thanks to losses by Harvard and Brown. A win or a tie against Harvard or a Brown loss will secure home-ice. Clarkson can still finish third, fourth or fifth in their final game.


Anonymous daredevilcu said...

Clarkson can actually still play Yale in the first round. If Princeton loses, Yale wins, Union loses and Clarkson wins, we end up 7th and Yale 10th. I'd say at this point, that's a best case scenario.

1:47 PM

Blogger ron said...

Duly noted!

2:29 PM


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