Kickers Go Hunting For Big Game

by Morgan Cain | 10/19/01 5:00am

Some may call it a slugfest, others a rivalry. Either way, when Dartmouth (3-5, 0-2 Ivy) and Columbia tangle in an Ivy League men's soccer match, it is always a war.

Dartmouth was riding high last year when it traveled to the Big Apple to tangle with the Lions, but left feeling all blue after the Lions stole a 1-0 victory.

This year the Big Green hopes to turn the tables, and continue its climb back into the Ivy League title hunt.

"This weekend's game is a huge game for us," defender Zach Schwartz '02 said. "We are putting the pieces together, now we have to get back in contention for the Ivy title. The key for us is to work 90 minutes.

"If we work for the whole game like we did against Northeastern, teams will have a lot of trouble against us."

The team will look to continue riding high after shrugging off a decent Northeastern team Wednesday.

The keys to a win Sunday will be the front line and the back line.

The midfield is always strong, but if the front men like Scott Darci '05 and Matt LaBarre '04 can knock some goals in, and the defenders can keep goalkeeper Ben Gebre-Medhin '02 from getting bombarded, spirits will be high at Chase Field after 90 minutes of battle.

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