HANOVER, N.H. – On an emotional day at Memorial Subject, homestanding Dartmouth scored 24 unanswered factors, breaking a 10-10 tie on the best way to a 34-17 victory over the Lehigh soccer group Saturday afternoon. Huge Inexperienced quarterback Dylan Cadwallader linked with Paxton Scott on a seven-yard landing go proper earlier than halftime and Dartmouth capitalized on a number of Lehigh miscues within the third quarter to construct a sizeable lead.
Dartmouth (1-1) was taking part in its residence opener with a heavy coronary heart following the dying of coach Buddy Teevens earlier within the week. The Huge Inexperienced honored Teevens with a pregame second of silence after which rallied to choose up their first win of the season.
Lehigh dropped its second straight to fall to 1-3 on the season. The Mountain Hawks have been out-gained 349-167 on the afternoon and had a 21:42-38:18 disparity in time of possession.
“We performed first half, however within the second half we have been nowhere to be discovered,” head coach Kevin Cahill mentioned. “We’ve got some rising as much as do.
“I informed the group this and I am not afraid to say it. We have to compete at a better stage than what we’re competing at proper now.”
The sport began with Dartmouth marching on an extended drive deep into Lehigh territory earlier than the Mountain Hawks made a stand and an enormous play to take the early lead. On a quarterback keeper, Dartmouth’s Nick Howard was stood up by fifth-year Dean Colton after which sophomore Nick Peltekian ripped the ball out. Junior Logan Jones pounced on the free ball and raced 95 yards for a landing to present the Mountain Hawks a 7-0 lead after sophomore Nick Garrido’s additional level.
Peltekian strips, Jones scoops and scores to present Lehigh the early lead!
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Howard tied the sport at 7-7 following a one-yard rush as Dartmouth held the ball for the primary 11:30 of the competition earlier than Lehigh’s offense noticed the sphere.
Owen Zalc put the Huge Inexperienced forward with a 35-yard area aim early within the second quarter. Lehigh answered with its most full drive of the sport because the Mountain Hawks traveled 70 yards in 13 performs. The Mountain Hawks needed to accept a 26-yard Garrido area aim, which tied the sport at 10-10 with 6:59 to play within the half.
Cadwallader’s go-ahead landing go to Scott got here with 35 seconds left within the half and gave the Huge Inexperienced a 17-10 halftime lead.
Senior Donovan Lassiter’s second interception of the season gave Lehigh some third-quarter momentum however Lehigh misplaced the ball on a fumble just a few performs later and Howard’s second quick landing run of the sport put the Huge Inexperienced up 24-10. The Mountain Hawks have been completed in by a blocked punt on their subsequent possession with Q Jones scoring on a 10-yard rush to increase the Huge Inexperienced result in 21 late within the third quarter.
Lehigh picked up a late landing as senior Jack DiPietro scored on a two-yard run within the fourth quarter after senior Devari Robinson recovered a muffed punt on the Dartmouth five-yard line.
Sophomore Brayten Silbor completed 11-of-18 for 88 yards passing earlier than giving strategy to senior Dante Perriwho accomplished 8-of-12 for 27 yards and an interception.
Lehigh’s prime receiving goal was sophomore Geoffrey Jamielwho hauled in seven passes for 48 yards. Senior Connor Kennedy added three catches for 17 yards.
The Mountain Hawks mustered simply 52 speeding yards with first-year Luke Yoder gaining 19 on seven carries and Silbor including 14.
Peltekian led Lehigh’s defensive effort with 10 tackles, whereas senior Mike DeNucci had 9 and Jones and sophomore Brycen Edwards recorded eight.
Dartmouth rushed for 219 yards, with 99 coming from Jones and 73 from Howard. Cadwallader and Howard mixed to finish 21-of-26 passes for 130 yards and a landing.
“Dartmouth performed the best way Dartmouth performs,” Cahill mentioned. “They managed the ball on offense they make you drive the sphere on protection. That is the recipe for why Dartmouth has gained so many video games right here. That is precisely what they did right now.”
The Mountain Hawks are again on the highway subsequent Saturday once they go to Monmouth with recreation time set for 1 p.m. from Kessler Stadium in West Lengthy Department, N.J. The sport shall be broadcast on FloFootball, SNY and NBC Sports activities Philadelphia+ with audio protection on Fox Sports activities Radio 94.7 FM and 1230 AM and LVFoxSports.com starting at midday.
EXTRA POINTS… Lehigh gamers, coaches and workers wore inexperienced wristbands Saturday in reminiscence of Teevens, who handed away Tuesday from problems stemming from a bicycle accident final spring… Dartmouth snapped a two-game Lehigh successful streak within the sequence, with its first win in opposition to the Mountain Hawks since 1996… Saturday’s assembly was the primary between Lehigh and Dartmouth since 1999 with Lehigh now main 5-3… Lehigh gained the turnover battle (plus-1) for the primary time this season and did not document a sack for the primary time in 2023… Mountain Hawk quarterbacks once more unfold the ball round to 9 totally different receivers, together with the primary profession reception for first-year tight finish Jake Stalsitz… fifth-year defensive lineman Stephon Bland made his season debut, recording 4 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss… Jones’ fumble return landing is the primary for Lehigh since Colton had a 52-yard scoop-and-score in opposition to Fordham final season…. the longest fumble return at school historical past was 100 yards by Steve Smoke in opposition to Penn State in 1938.
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