Dartmouth Downs Harvard in Non-League Contest

Moriarty registered his second straight multi-point game and his first career multi-goal game (photo courtesy Alexios Monopolis).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Dartmouth scored two goals in each period to overcome two tallies by Daniel Moriarty and defeat the Harvard men’s hockey team, 6-2, in a non-league matchup between the old Ivy League rivals Sunday afternoon at Bright Hockey Center. It was the Big Green’s first win at Bright since 1996, ending Harvard’s 13-game home series win streak.

Moriarty scored twice on the power play, with Alex Fallstrom and Michael Biega assisting on both goals. Ryan Carroll made 34 saves for the Crimson (1-6-2). Dartmouth got two goals and an assist from Scott Flemming, four points from Adam Estoclet and 27 saves from Jody O’Neill. The Big Green held a 41-29 shots advantage.

Dartmouth scored twice in the opening period. Fleming had the first goal at 9:58, burying a wrist shot high to the blocker side on a rush up the right side. Dustin Walsh made it 2-0 on another rush up the ice, moving from right to left and tucking the puck between the legs of Carroll. Each team had one unsuccessful power play in the frame. O’Neill kept Harvard off the board with an outstanding save. He got his toe on the puck to stone Marshall Everson after Fallstrom threaded a pass through traffic to Everson at the right post.

Harvard cut the lead in half less than a minute into the period on Moriarty’s power-play goal. He got the puck from Biega in the right corner and passed to Fallstrom at the left point. The freshman’s shot was knocked down in front, but Moriarty stepped in to put away the rebound. Dartmouth, however, extended the lead to 4-1 in the final five minutes of the period. Evan Stephens scored the third goal on a rebound in the slot, and Adam Estoclet tallied the fourth with a shot into the top left corner on the rush just 37 seconds later.

The Crimson again struck first in the third period, only to see the Big Green again answer with two scores. Moriarty scored his second goal at 3:35 of the period. He ripped a one-timer from the low slot past O’Neill after Fallstrom got the puck from Biega and centered it from the right corner. Fleming, however, netted his second goal barely a minute later, and Josh Gilliam added an empty-netter in the final two minutes. Harvard outshot Dartmouth, 14-12, in the final frame.