April 6, 2010

Dartmouth's Campbell is Ivy's Top Goalie

from press release

- Sophomore Fergus Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.) provided one of the best goaltender performances in Dartmouth men's lacrosse history with a career-high 23 saves in the stunning 8-6 win over sixth-ranked Cornell and earned Co-Player of the Week honors from the Ivy League on Monday.

Campbell finished the day with a career-high 23 saves, including seven in the final quarter to hold off the Big Red. His 23-save effort was the first 20-plus save game for the Big Green since Andrew Goldstein back in 2004 when he pushed aside 21 shots. He had 12 saves entering the half and held Cornell to only one goal in the first 30 minutes of action.

He leads the Ivy League in saves per game, averaging 10.6 stops and is in the top-10 in each goaltending category. He jumped into the top-10 in GAA at 9.66. In his two Ivy games he is averaging 17 stops a game. He was also named the Player of the Week by Lax News.

He became the second Big Green netminder to earn the award from the Ivy League as teammate Michael Novosel (Somers, N.Y.) was named player of the week back on March 1 for his performance against Colgate in the season opener. He is sharing the honor with Yale junior attackman Brian Douglass, who posted the two best goal-scoring performances in the Ivy League this season in back-to-back wins with 13 goals.

Senior captain Ari Sussman (New Haven, Conn.) was named to the honor as he provided four of the eight goals by Dartmouth. All four were setup unassisted and he showed his ability to dodge multiple Cornell defenders. Sussman had a total of 10 shots on the day, along with three ground balls and a caused turnover.

His four goals were a season-high and the most since his sophomore season when he had four against Holy Cross. He gave Dartmouth its first lead at 2-1 in the second quarter with back-to-back goals and added a pair in the fouth to seal the win for the Big Green. Sussman currently ranks fourth in the league in points per game at 3.71 and seventh in goals per game with 2.14 a contest.

The schedule doesn't get any easier as No. 17 Yale comes to town this Saturday for a 1 p.m. start at Scully-Fahey Field. It will be the first home game for Dartmouth since the Wagner game on March 11. This will be the fifth straight game that the Big Green will face a ranked opponent and Dartmouth is 1-3 in those games.

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