On Saturday, the Big Green picked up their first victory of the season when the ball was redirected off a Yale defender into the net. Yesterday against the Terriers, the fickle finger of fate turned against the Big Green.
After battling back to tie the game in the second half, tragedy struck in overtime.
Five minutes and forty-nine seconds into the extra frame, Kirk Miller fired a shot on goal from the 18-yard box. A Dartmouth defender went to block the shot, but only deflected it. Dartmouth goalkeeper Ben Gebre-Medhin '02 was caught off guard and the redirected ball found the net.
Heartbroken, the 1-5-2 Big Green were forced to climb back onto the bus with a 2-1 defeat.
Boston University, who improved to 5-4-4 yesterday, struck first when overtime hero Kirk Miller scored his first goal of the game at the 6:10 mark as he scorched a shot from 20 yards out, past Gebre-Medhin, who had six saves on the afternoon. Miller's two unassisted goals gave him ten goals and twenty-one points on the season. He leads the Terriers in both categories.
Dartmouth came back to tie the game a little over ten minutes into the second half when two of the Big Green's usual suspects, Nick Magnuson '01 and Mike Lewis '00, got together to find the net. Lewis passed to an open Magnuson who chipped the ball past freshman Terrier goalkeeper Matt Smith.
The Big Green return to action at 2:30 at Chase Field on Saturday to face a 6-4 Brown University team who will be coming off a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Boston College.