Korzelius nets game winner in 2OT to lift Dartmouth past No. 16 Harvard
HANOVER, N.H. -- A goal by Jack Korzelius with 2:21 remaining in the second overtime period lifted Dartmouth past No. 16 Harvard 12-11 at Scully-Fahey Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Big Green improved to 2-3 on the season and 1-0 in Ivy League play, while the Crimson dipped to 4-4 and 0-2 in conference action. The last time Dartmouth defeated Harvard was a 9-8 victory on March 26, 2011.
Adam Fishman led Dartmouth with four goals, while Cam Lee had two markers and one assist and sophomore Wiley Osborne scored one goal and tallied two helpers. Phil Hession led with 15 groundballs and went 20-for-24 in faceoffs.
Penalties worked in favor of Dartmouth in the early stages of the game, as the Big Green’s first and third goals were scored with the extra player. After markers by Osborne and Hession six seconds apart and another by Fishman 30 seconds later, Dartmouth sat comfortably ahead of Harvard with 12:42 remaining in the period.
Blair Friedensohn worked hard to keep the Crimson at bay, making five saves until Ian Ardrey finally put Harvard on the board with 3:34 to go.
It was not until six minutes into the second that another goal was scored, a Joe Lang tally that allowed the Crimson to get within one of the Green, but a fancy backhand with 8:15 left and another rocket with 6:16 to go, both by Fishman, gave Dartmouth a 5-2 edge. The first half was closed with one more Harvard goal scored by Deke Burns with 4:31 left, and the game entered intermission with Dartmouth leading 5-3.
A goal by Ardrey with 12:03 left in the third got the Crimson back within one, then Devin Dwyer tied the score for the first time with 9:02 remaining in the quarter. Dartmouth went on to net three consecutive by Lee, Billy Heidt and Korzelius before allowing another Crimson goal by Sean Coleman with 3:28 left, making it an 8-6 game.
The fourth quarter was an eventful one for both teams, scoring two goals apiece in the span of two minutes. Fishman got his second man-up goal of the afternoon and Hession netted his second to give the Big Green a 10-8 lead, but a goal by Sean McDonagh put the Crimson within one with 6:57 to play.
Ardrey made it an 11-10 contest with 2:44 remaining in the game and, with just 14 seconds to go, his fifth of the day tied the score at 11 and sent it to overtime, the first of the year for Dartmouth.
A key save by Harvard’s Bryan Moore with a split second left in the first overtime period kept Dartmouth from getting that pivotal 12th goal. With 2:21 left in the second overtime period, leading goal scorer Korzelius netted his 10th of the season to end the game with a victory.