November 12, 2016
Dartmouth Big Green men down Brown
HANOVER, N.H. -- Dartmouth clinched at least a share of the Ivy League title with a 2-0 victory over Brown at Burnham Field Saturday night.
The Big Green (8-4-5 overall, 5-1-1 Ivy), winning its 12th Ivy title (third in succession), improved its winning streak to three games in earning automatic qualification for the NCAA Men’s Championship, holding the tiebreaker edge via a victory over Columbia (which meets Cornell Sunday). Dartmouth outshot the Bears (8-8-1, 3-3-1), 10-5.
“You get so into the game at hand that it’s hard to let it really sink in for a little bit, but I’m really proud of the group,” Dartmouth coach Chad Riley said. “It’s been one of the most challenging schedules in recent years. I think they battled really well and weren’t really given much this year. We’re playing our best soccer now. I knew Brown would bring that out because they’re a really good team. Our league is at a strong point and, credit to Brown, they really tested us.
“Whenever you get into this time of the season you rely on your routines and your preparation. I think this team does that well. I think that’s one of the reasons we challenge ourselves with an out of conference schedule and not many teams are going to have played a tougher path to this point than us. We feel prepared that way and now its just getting back to taking it each day as it comes.”
Noah Paravicini (41st minute) and Matt Danilack (67th) scored as Dartmouth controlled the pace. The Big Green, which honored seniors before the match, threatened early on shots by Justin Donawa and captain Emmanuel Arteaga. Paravicini scored his fourth goal of the season on a 15-yarder. Donawa had a header saved early in the second half, then Danilack headed in off assists from Donawa and Eduvie Ikoba. James Hickok (two saves) earned his sixth shutout win.