The Roundup: Week 2

by James Handal and Evan Morgan | 4/3/16 6:09pm

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by Seamore Zhu / Seamore Zhu/The Dartmouth Senior Staff

Women’s Track and Field

Big Green women’s track and field showed well at Tufts University’s Snowflake Invitational on Saturday, placing second out of the 15 teams competing. Dartmouth was in good form on the track, with multiple first and second place finishes. Jennifer Cunningham ’17 took first in the 800-meter run, and Kayla Gilding ’19 placed second in the 400. The Big Green dominated the 1500, with Grace Thompson ’19 and Meghan Grela ’17 taking the first two spots and two other Dartmouth runners placing in the top 10. Dartmouth’s Abby Feeney ’17 and Maria Garman ’19 finished up the day on the track by finishing first and third in the 100-meter hurdles.

Dartmouth also dominated on the field, scoring points in seven of the eight events. The Big Green had a steady presence in the top five of the throwing events. Melissa Dunham ’17 and Amelia Ali ’19 claimed second and fifth in the shot put as well as third and fifth in the discus, respectively. Dunham also finished fourth in the hammer throw. Big Green throwers Olivia Wiener ’19 and Mary Sieredzinski ’17 also placed third and fourth respectively in the javelin. In the jumps, Jazz Van Loon ’18 took fourth in the triple jump, Gilding won the long jump and Kaitlin McCallum ’16 and Stephanie Brown ’16 finished first and second in the pole vault. All told, the Big Green finished the meet with 181 points, trailing the host school by 29.

Men’s Track and Field

Men’s track and field delivered an all-around solid performance on Saturday, taking first in the Snowflake Invitational at Tufts University. No men won individual victories on the track, although Guy Green ’17 and Jules Hislop ’17 came close, finishing second respectively in the 200-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles. Elsewhere, Simpson Tanner ’19 and Trevor Colby ’19 finished third and fourth in the 400, and Phil Gomez ’17 took fourth in the 800. Benjamin Ose ’19 and Daniel Katz ’16 claimed fourth and fifth in the 110 hurdles.

Strong performances on the field carried the Big Green to its overall victory. Tim Brennan ’17 finished first in the hammer throw with a throw of 57.83 meters — a whopping 13 meters ahead of his closest competition. Max Cosculluela ’17 rose to victory in the pole vault with a vault of 5.13 meters, besting second place by 0.43 meters. Lucas Ribeiro ’19 added two more triumphs on the field, with first-place throws in the shot put and the discus. Rounding out the Big Green’s impressive field performances, Alex Frye ’17 and Adam Couitt ’18 finished 2-3 in the high jump. The men’s 140.5 points were more than enough to earn first place overall, as they led runner-up Worcester State University by 38.5.

Women’s Tennis

Women’s tennis opened its Ivy League slate this weekend, splitting a pair of games against Columbia University and Cornell University. Following its spring break road trip, the women’s tennis team slipped three spots in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings.

The now No. 49 women faced No. 37 Columbia — the highest ranked team in the Ivy League — at home on Friday. Wins in the No. 2 and No. 3 matches secured the doubles point for the Lions. Top Big Green duo Taylor Ng ’17 and Kristina Mathis ’18 — ranked No. 15 in the country — had an edge on their Columbia opponents, but the match was stopped prematurely. Katherine Yau ’16 tallied a singles win for the Big Green, but No. 26 singles player Kanika Vaidya and the rest of the Lions took the remaining five matches for a 6-1 victory.

Unranked Cornell visited Hanover on Saturday and was dispatched 6-1 by the Big Green. This time, Dartmouth picked up the doubles point with victories from Ng and Mathis as well as Yau and Julia Schroeder ’18. Allison Chuang ’19 was defeated in straight sets but that proved to be the lone Cornell point of the day. Two of the remaining singles matches went to Dartmouth in straight sets, and the Big Green won the others in three sets, prevailing 6-1.

Men’s Tennis

The men’s tennis team began Ivy League play away this weekend at No. 28 Columbia University, the top team in the Ancient Eight, with a 4-2 loss before traveling to Ithaca, New York and defeating No. 56 Cornell University 4-2. Ranked as high as No. 34 this season by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, the Big Green men entered Ivy League play at No. 40.

Dartmouth got an impressive start to the Columbia match. The Lions won the first doubles match, but Max Schmidt ’17 and Roko Glasnovic ’19 picked up a win at the No. 3 spot. Brendan Tannenbaum ’16 and George Wall ’17 downed Columbia’s No. 15 ranked doubles pair by a score of 7-6, giving the doubles point to the Big Green. In singles play, Tannenbaum and singles No. 81 ranked Dovydas Sakinis ’16 were defeated in straight sets, giving Columbia a 2-1 lead. One singles victory from Max Fliegner ’18 evened the score, but Columbia won two more matches to seal the 4-2 victory.

Against Cornell, Tannenbaum and Wall dropped their doubles match, but the duos of Schmidt and Glasnovic and Sakinis and Fliegner won to secure the doubles point. Wall, Fliegner, Schmidt and Glasnovic all won singles matches as well to give Dartmouth the win.

Men’s Rowing

The No. 10 Dartmouth heavyweight crew team swept all three races to take first place in Saturday’s Alumni Cup. In chilly, rainy conditions on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts, the men rowed against No. 13 Columbia University, Holy Cross University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Big Green’s third and fourth varsity eight both edged Holy Cross in the first race of the day. The second varsity eight turned in a time of 6:06.16 to finish with a one-length victory over Columbia. Finally, the varsity eight rowed a 6:08.6 to beat second-place Columbia by just over nine seconds.

Men’s Lacrosse

The Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team fell at is first Ivy League home game versus Cornell University 19-4 at Scully-Fahey Field. Cornell shared the Ivy League title in both 2014 and 2015 after winning it outright in 2013. Dartmouth falls to 1-8 and 0-2 in Ivy League play while the Big Red improves to 4-4 and 1-2 in Ivy League play.

Cornell opened the scoring early in the first period with two goals, but the Big Green responded with Richie Loftus ’18 and Evan Key ’18 to knot the score at 2-2. The Big Red scored three more to close the first period up 5-2. The second period was utter domination by the Big Red scoring seven goals to lead 12-2. Cornell outshot the Big Green 19-5 in the second period. Jack Korzelius ’18 scored a goal at the end of the period, but the Big Red knotted another to lead 13-3.

The third period and fourth periods were tighter, but the Big Red scored six more goals while the Big Green scored a single goal in the third before ultimately falling 19-4 at home. Cornell outshot Dartmouth, 51-21. All of the Big Green goalies saw time in net.

Women’s Lacrosse

Big Green women’s lacrosse fell to Harvard University on Saturday in its third Ivy League game 17-9 at Harvard Stadium. The Big Green fall to 5-4 overall and 1-2 in Ivy League play while the Crimson are now 6-3 and 2-1 in Ivy League play.

Harvard started out the first period stronger than the Big Green in scoring and shooting. The Big Green found themselves trailing 8-3 and were outshot 16 to 11. Julia Glynn led the Crimson with five goals and an assist in just the first period. Harvard dominated the second period, securing a 17-9 win.

The Crimson outshot the Big Green 37-21. Harvard’s Glynn finished with six goals and four assists. Jaclyn Leto ’16 led Dartmouth with three goals along with Campbell Brewer ’19 and Taryn Deck ’17 each tallying two goals. Freshman netminder Charlotte Wahle ’19 recorded six saves in the loss.

Baseball

The Dartmouth men’s baseball team fell in two games, 2-1 and 9-8, against the Tigers at Princeton University in the first action of the Ivy League conference games. The Big Green drop to 5-16 and 0-2 in Ivy play while the Tigers improve to 9-10 and 2-0 in Ivy play.

The first game was tight with pitching by Duncan Robinson ’16 on target. Princeton got a run in the fourth, which was followed by a Rob Emery ’19 triple in the fifth that knocked in a run to knot the score at 1-1. Princeton then scored the game winner in the seventh to win 2-1.

During the second game, tied at 6-6 in the 10th inning, Michael Ketchmark ’17 and Thomas Roulis ’15 helped score two runs to make it 8-6. The Tigers, however, scored three runs to win the game 9-8 after a long fought comeback from Dartmouth. Dustin Shirley ’18 had five hits in the second game and had two runs batted in.

Dartmouth’s contests versus Cornell were rescheduled due to weather.

Softball

The Dartmouth women’s softball team opened up Ivy League play this weekend in a series with Princeton University and Cornell University. Dartmouth beat Princeton 12-9 on Friday and 5-4 on Sunday and beat Cornell 12-4 and 16-3 in five innings for the Saturday doubleheader.

The Big Green improved to 15-9 and 4-0 in Ivy League play. Dartmouth finished its California non-conference games with a 2-0 win versus the University of California, Davis last Sunday, March 27.

Dartmouth’s win at Princeton 12-9 on Friday went to 10 innings as the score was tied at 9-9. Morgan Martinelli ’19 hit a home run, Maddie Damore ’17 doubled and Kathy Dzienkowski ’16 hit a double to bag three runs to lead 12-9 going to bottom of the tenth. Dartmouth closed out the game winning 12-9.

At Cornell, the softball team was dominant with two wins 12-4 and 16-3 after the offensive firepower came through. Both games were ended in the fifth due to the run rule with Dartmouth hammering the Big Red.

The first game was led by the Big Green’s offense with Karen Chaw ’17 and Martinelli combining for four hits and six RBIs.

In the second game, Chaw and Damore each had four runs batted to lead the Big Green. Martinelli led the Big Green with three hits. Breanna Ethridge ’18 threw a complete game in the second, abbreviated game versus Cornell.

Katie McEachern ’16 currently has a 13 game hit streak.

Women’s Rowing

Dartmouth women’s rowing competed for the first time this spring season against No. 17 Harvard University and No. 1 Brown University at the Charles River on Saturday before racing in the Doc Hosea Invite on Sunday.

The women’s rowing team placed third in the second and first varsity eight races, finishing behind Harvard-Radcliffe and Brown in both races. Dartmouth finished 7:23.7 in the first varsity eight and 7:26.2 in the second varsity eight. Dartmouth placed fourth in the third varsity eight finishing in 8:05.3.

In the varsity four, Dartmouth placed second behind Brown but ahead of Radcliffe with a time of 8:18.7. In the varsity four B, the Big Green finished fourth at 8:40.2. On Sunday, the women participated in the Doc Hosea Invite which included Syracuse University, University of Minnesota, the United States Naval Academy and Northeastern University. Dartmouth placed third in the first varsity eight race and fifth in the second varsity eight race. The Big Green placed third in both the first and second varsity four races.

Women’s Rugby

On Saturday, the women’s rugby team competed in their first sevens tournament of the season at Quinnipiac University, winning two of its five games. The tournament was the Varsity Rugby Conference, the inaugural Varsity Sevens Series tournament.

The Big Green ruggers opened the day with a 29-5 loss to Norwich University. Tatjana Toeldte ’16 scored the lone Dartmouth try. The Big Green next faced eventual winner Quinnipiac. The match was close through the first half, as Danielle Ramsay ’19’s try made the score 5-5 at halftime. However, Quinnipiac scored 20 unanswered points in the second half, and Dartmouth fell 25-5. Following the loss, the Big Green bounced back against West Chester University of Pennsylvania, racing out to a 15-0 lead and scoring once more in the second half for a 22-7 win. The women romped again when they took the pitch against Norwich’s B team, as Kerry Conlin ’16 scored four tries en route to a 38-0 triumph.

These wins took Dartmouth to the plate final, where the day was capped off with a 26-0 defeat by United States Military Academy.