Men's Lacrosse Loses at Dartmouth, 15-11

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HANOVER, N.H. - The Penn men's lacrosse team fought uphill all the way on Saturday at Dartmouth,but after getting within one late in the third quarter and two in the fourth quarter the Quakers could not come back and fell to the Big Green, 15-11.

With the frustrating loss, Penn's season comes to an end as the Ivy League Tournament is now out of reach. The Quakers ended the 2010 campaign with a 5-8 record and went 1-5 in the Ivy League. Dartmouth improved to 5-6 overall, 2-3 in the Ivies.

Playing in his final collegiate game, senior Rob McMullen had a team-leading four goals for the Quakers. Junior Corey Winkoff had two goals and four assists, while John Conneely had two goals and two assists. Rhett Miller had six goals and an assist to lead Dartmouth, while Ari Sussman had a goal and five assists.

Penn never led in the game, and was tied only twice -- at 1-1 and 2-2. Dartmouth scored three goals in a row after that -- all of them by Miller -- and never looked back.

That said, Penn challenged throughout. McMullen answered Miller's three-goal run with two of his own to make it 5-4 early in the second quarter. In the third, Penn was down 9-5 but got goals from Winkoff, Jacob Bock and Conneely in a 1:23 span to get within a goal. Dartmouth answered with two in a row, but the Quakers responded with matching goals (from Al Kohart and McMullen) to make the score 11-10 heading into the final quarter.

Dartmouth's Josh Gillam doubled the Big Green's lead early in the fourth, then Miller capped his day with his sixth goal. McMullen got one of them back at just about the midway point of the stanza, but Dartmouth sewed it up with a pair of goals a minute apart late.

Penn won 22 of the game's 30 faceoffs and outshot Dartmouth, 44-34, but the Big Green's Fergus Campbell had a huge day with 16 saves. At the other end, Joe Hegener made eight stops.

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