College Hockey: Dartmouth drops tournament opener
Dartmouth now trails the ECAC first-round series 1-0 and will try to recover in Game 2 tonight at RPI in Troy, N.Y.
Seventh-seeded RPI (15-14-6) jumped out to an early lead as Ryan Haggerty scored twice in the first period. Haggerty made it 1-0 at 4:39 of the period, scoring 14 seconds into an RPI power play.
Tenth-seeded Dartmouth (8-18-4) found itself down 3-0 at 2:09 of the second period when Jacob Laliberte scored on a goal that was reviewed and ultimately allowed.
RPI put things out of reach just 1:06 into the third period when Zach Schroeder scored to make it 4-1.
RPI goaltender Scott Diebold made 29 saves in the win.
Dartmouth has rallied from a 1-0 series deficit four times in program history, including last season against Harvard.