The Midweek Roundup: Week Three

by James Handal and Evan Morgan | 4/14/16 5:30pm

Men’s Golf

Men’s golf had a poor outing against stiff competition over the weekend, finishing 15th out of 16 teams in the Irish Creek Collegiate in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Through three rounds of play, the Big Green shot 904 (+52), finishing 49 shots off the pace set by first place team Wake Forest University. The Demon Deacons, ranked No. 13 in the country in the GCAA coaches’ poll, edged past then-first place Kennesaw State University on the final day, winning by four shots. Also in the hunt were No. 21 University of North Carolina and No. 8 Florida State University, who finished in third and fourth.

John Lazor ’19, the top golfer for the Big Green, improved his score each round. His 72 (+1) on the third day rounded out a team-best 225 (+12), good for 45th place among 89 golfers. Charles Cai ’16 and Sean Fahey ’17 were next on the leaderboard for Dartmouth, both shooting 227 (+14) to tie for 54th. Ian Kelsey ’18 shot a 235 and Jeff Lang ’17 shot a 237 to finish out the Dartmouth lineup.

Women’s Lacrosse

Women’s lacrosse team fell to the No. 15 Boston College Eagles 14-9 on Tuesday after having a first half lead.

Dartmouth had the upperhand in the first half against the Eagles. Jaclyn Leto ’16 and Elizabeth Mastrio ’19 combined for five first half goals to give the Big Green the lead 7-6 at the half. At the end of the first half, it was fairly even with the Big Green’s 16 shots to the Eagles’ 15.

The Eagles dominated the second half, outscoring Dartmouth 8-2. Leto and Mastrio each had three goals in the game. Boston College had 27 shots overall to Dartmouth’s 24.

Boston College’s Kenzie Kent had five goals and five assists. The Eagles claimed its first win in 20 meetings with the Big Green on Tuesday.

Charlotte Wahle ’19 had seven saves in net to fall to 5-6 overall.

Baseball

The baseball team fell to the University of Massachussetts Lowell 11-6 on Tuesday afternoon at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park to fall to 9-18 overall. UMass Lowell improved to 14-14.

UMass Lowell did its damage in the third, fourth and fifth innings to score 11 runs, including three homers. The River Hawks were able to hit a three run blast, a two run blast and a solo shot to be in firm control.

Joe Purritano ’16 and Kyle Holbrook ’18 led the Big Green with two RBIs, helping the Big Green score six runs. The game from the sixth inning onward was rather quiet with few hits and zero runs crossing the plate for both teams.

Dartmouth outhit UMass Lowell 11-10. The Big Green play at Brown University with back-to-back doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.

Softball

Softball had a nine-game winning streak snapped, splitting a double header on Tuesday versus the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dartmouth lost the first game 4-3 and responded by shutting out the River Hawks 8-0 in the second match-up. Dartmouth improved to 20-10 while UMass Lowell fell to a dismal 6-30.

In the first game, five doubles and a homerun by the River Hawks put the Big Green on its back foot. Taylor Ward ’19, Maddie Damore ’17 and Morgan Martinelli ’19 each had two hits and a run for the Big Green. Strong pitching by both sides in game one led to a tight game decided by only a run. Dartmouth had nine hits to the River Hawks’ eight.

The second game was dominated by Dartmouth as the Big Green crushed UMass Lowell 8-0. The Big Green started off well, scoring three runs in the first inning, four runs in the fifth inning, and adding another in the sixth inning. Kassidy Williams ’19 had four RBIs and Miranda Greig ’19 had two RBIs to lead the Big Green.

Morgan McCalmon ’16 and Breanna Ethridge ’18 both pitched and neither allowed a run. McCalmon and Ethridge only allowed one hit between the two of them, while Dartmouth managed to get seven hits.

The Dartmouth softball team will play at Brown University with back-to-back doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.