The Roundup: Week Four

by James Handal and Evan Morgan | 4/17/16 5:01pm

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Both men's and women's track and field took first place this weekend.
by Seamore Zhu / Seamore Zhu/The Dartmouth Senior Staff

Men’s Track and Field

Men’s track and field racked up 211.5 points on Saturday, good for first place, prevailing at home in the Dartmouth Outdoor Classic. In the event’s first rendition in three years, the men beat the University of Hartford, the University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Boston University.

Dartmouth throwers, consistently strong this season, set the tone early in the meet. Lucas Ribeiro ’19, Colin Minor ’18 and Ben Colello ’18 finished 1-2-3 in the discus, and Ribeiro followed up with another victory in the shot put. Minor out-threw the field in the hammer throw, while Jacob Shippee ’16 took second in the javelin. Big Green jumpers also had good days Saturday, with Justin Donawa ’19 winning the triple jump and Corey Muggler ’17 prevailing in the long jump. Big Green athletes also finished 2-3-4 in the pole vault and 2-4 in the high jump.

On the track, Dartmouth secured four second-place finishes and a trio of wins. The 4x100 relay team won as the only squad competing, while the 4x400 team took second. Other second-place finishers were Reed Horton ’19 in the 800-meters, Victor Williams ’16 in the 100 dash and Zachary Plante ’18 in the 400. Dartmouth also went 1-2-3-4 in both hurdle events, with Parker Johnson ’19 winning the 110-meter hurdles and Alec Eschholz ’19 taking first in the 400.

Women’s Track and Field

Women’s track and field scored 224 points to win Saturday’s home meet handily, beating the University of Hartford, the University of Vermont, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Boston University.

The Big Green opened the meet strong on the field. Dartmouth throwers finished 1-2-3-4 in the hammer throw with Amelia Ali ’19 in first place. Moriah Morton ’17 and Bridget Douglas ’18 were the top two performers in the javelin throw and Melissa Dunham ’17 won the discus. Allison Frantz ’18 won the long jump, Molly Shapiro ’16 prevailed in the triple jump and Stephanie Brown ’16 was runner-up in the pole vault.

On the track, Dartmouth won all but three events, placing second in the 5000-meter, third in the 1500 and not competing in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Victories came in sprints, middle distance, hurdles and relays. Kaitlin Whitehorn ’16 won the 100 dash and Jennifer Meech ’16 took the crown in the 400. Hurdlers Abby Feeney ’17 and Marissa Evans ’18 won the 100-meter and 400 events, respectively. Dartmouth’s Aliyah Gallup ’17, Abby Livingston ’18 and Meghan Grela ’17 finished 1-2-3 in the 800. The 4x100 and 4x400 relay squads each enjoyed victories on Saturday. Finally, Sara Kikut ’16 won the 200, in which Dartmouth runners took eight of the top ten spots.

Men’s Rugby

After last week’s surprise win against Pennsylvania State University, the Dartmouth Rugby Football Club played host this weekend to Brigham Young University, the No. 1 team in the nation. As expected, the Big Green was walloped, and the Cougars’ 75-15 victory knocked Dartmouth out of the Varsity Cup.

BYU opened the match with 34 unanswered points. Dartmouth managed a try of its own before the half on an interception by Will Konstant ’16, and Curtis Oberg ’16 added the conversion to bring the score to 34-7 at halftime. Oberg opened the second half with another conversion, this one a 22-meter kick that brought the deficit to 34-10. The game was all Cougars from that point on, as BYU racked up tries and conversions, building their unassailable lead to 75-10. John Abraham ’16 pounced on his own kick for a late try, but BYU prevailed by a 60-point margin at Brophy Field.

Women’s Rugby

Women’s rugby traveled to West Chester, Pennsylvania on Saturday to play in West Chester University’s Varsity Sevens tournament. For the Big Green, this tournament was a prelude to the Ivy Sevens Championship, which will be held next Saturday at Princeton University.

Dartmouth opened tournament play against American International College. Tries by captain Yejadai Dunn ’16 put the women up 14-12 at the half, but AIC came back in the second half to win 24-19. The Big Green opened strong against the next opponent, Kutztown University. Dunn and Camille Johnson ’19 had two tries apiece in the first half, and Dartmouth added tries from Ashley Zepeda ’18, Morgan McGonagle ’18 and Kat Ramage ’19 for a 41-12 drubbing. The Big Green then fell to Princeton 22-10. In the plate semifinal, tries from Dunn, Ramage, Zepeda, Alex Stendahl ’19 and Tatjana Toeldte ’16 lifted Dartmouth over Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 30-7. The day concluded with the plate final, which saw Dartmouth prevail again over Kutztown 22-7 to win the plate.

Men’s Tennis

After dropping its first conference match of the season, the No. 36 men’s tennis team is now 5-1 in Ivy play with Friday’s 6-1 victory against unranked Brown University and Sunday’s 4-1 win against Yale University. The match against Brown was Dartmouth’s last home appearance of the spring season.

The duos of and Max Schmidt ’17 and Roko Glasnovic ’19 and No. 70 George Wall ’17 and Brendan Tannenbaum ’16 won the doubles point convincingly, with 6-0 and 6-1 victories over their Brown opponents. Dovydas Sakinis ’16 and Max Fliegner ’18 won their match to give Dartmouth the doubles sweep. Ciro Riccardi ’18 notched a win in straight sets at the No. 2 position, which was followed by a Brown defeat of Schmidt at No. 5. With the score at 1-1, the Dartmouth men poured it on, earning four consecutive singles wins including the clincher from Eddie Grabill ’19 at No. 6.

On Sunday afternoon, the team wrapped up against Yale with a win. The team will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts next Saturday to take on Harvard University. The matchup will be the last regular season competition for the Big Green.

Women’s Tennis

No. 54 Women’s tennis improved its Ivy mark to 3-3 and 12-6 overall with a 5-2 triumph on the road against No. 72 Brown University before defeating No. 69 Yale University at home 4-3.

Katherine Yau ’16 and Julia Schroeder ’18 and Jacqueline Crawford ’17 and Lexxi Kiven ’18 earned victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots to give the doubles point to Dartmouth. Yau opened singles play with a 6-2, 6-2 win at the No. 2 position, which was followed by a three-set win from Crawford at No. 4. Taylor Ng ’17 clinched the match with a three-set triumph of her own. Brown got on the board with wins at No. 5 and No. 6, but it was too little too late as Dartmouth took the 5-2 victory.

Against Yale, the Big Green dropped the doubles point but lost just two singles matches to secure the close victory. Next Saturday, Dartmouth will take on Harvard University at home for its last regular season match.

Sailing

Big Green sailing placed highly in three regattas the weekend of April 9 to 10, cracking the top five in all three and earning a spot in the 2016 Team Race National Championship

A cadre of Dartmouth women — Sophie Kerr ’17, Sarah Williams ’16, Peggy Kilvert ’18, Mary Amis ’19 and Sophia Diserio ’18 — took fifth in Connecticut College’s Emily Wick Regatta. Kerr and Williams, sailing in the A division, started off strong for the Big Green by taking first and third in their first two races. The women dipped in the standing during the middle stretch of the regatta, but Kilvert and Amis, the College’s B division sailors, closed out the day with two second place finishes. Brown University won the trophy, with Dartmouth finishing fifth of 18 teams.

The sailing team also sent members to the Mystic Lake Team Race, hosted by Tufts University and raced in wacky conditions on Tufts’ fleet of Larks. Skippers Hunter Johnstone ’16, Nathaniel Johansson ’18 and Erik Weis ’18 paired with Lisa Genthner ’19, Madeleine Walker ’18 and Alyssa Berger ’19 at crew. Dartmouth went 7-3 in the first round robin, including victories over Ivy foes Brown and Harvard University. The Big Green then beat Roger Williams University and Tufts’ second team in a sail-off to finish third overall.

Skippers Robert Floyd ’17, Charles Lalumiere ’17 and Christopher Williford ’19 were joined by crews Madeleine Cooney ’17, Rebecca McElvain ’19 and Abigail Rohman ’16 to compete in the New England Team Race Championship. The Big Green, the only team to knock off eventual champion Yale University, went 7-4 to finish fourth in the two-day round robin regatta. Dartmouth will join Yale, Boston College and Brown in representing New England at the Team Race National Championship, the College’s first appearance since 2007.

This past weekend, the sailing team competed in the Navy Spring Regatta and the Mosbacher, Owen, Knapp Trophies. The Big Green took eighth in the first event and took seventh and eighth, with two boats, in the two-conference Regatta.

Golf

Men’s golf took to the links in New Haven this weekend, finishing the Yale Spring Invitational in third place. The men shot 298 both days for a total of 596 (+36), trailing winner Yale University by just two shots. Dartmouth placed ahead of 10 other teams, including Ivy League rivals Cornell University and Brown University.

John Lazor ’19 topped the individual leaderboard with a Round 1 score of 73 (+3) which improved to an even-par 70 in Round 2. One other Dartmouth golfer, Charles Cai ’16, also cracked the top 10, landing in ninth place with a two-day score of 149 (+9). As for the rest of the Big Green lineup, Scott Jaster ’17 and Sean Fahey ’17 both shot 152 to tie for 22nd, while Ian Kelsey ’18 finished in 35th with a 155. Jeff Lang ’17 shot 159 to finish tied for 47th.

Women’s golf finished last in the Brown Bear Match Play Tournament this past weekend, losing to three other Ivy League schools. Princeton University won the overall event. The Big Green will kick-off the Ivy League Championships on Friday in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Men’s Lacrosse

The Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team fell against Princeton 7-3 at Sherrer Field. Dartmouth falls to 1-10 and 0-4 in Ivy League play while the Tigers improve to 4-7 and 1-3 in Ivy League play.

Dartmouth had a strong first and second periods to be leading at halftime 3-0. Richie Loftus ’18, Jack Korzelius ’18 and KC Beard ’16 all scored, accounting for all of Dartmouth’s points. Strong defense by Dartmouth held Princeton scoreless in the first half, while the Big Green outshot the Tigers 16-13 in the time frame.

The second period was utter domination by the Tigers, who scored seven goals to win 7-3. Cornell outshot the Big Green 20-12 in the second half. The Tigers defense held the Big Green scoreless in the second half with Princeton’s offense lighting up the Big Green’s defense. Joe Balaban ’19 had nine saves in the loss, and Princeton outshot the Big Green 33-28 overall.

The Big Green play away at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Tuesday in its final non-conference game.

Women’s Lacrosse

Big Green women’s lacrosse defeated Yale University on Saturday in its fifth Ivy League game 10-5 at Scully-Fahey field. The Big Green improve to 6-6 overall and 2-3 in Ivy League play while the Bulldogs go to 5-8 and 2-3 in the Ancient Eight.

Dartmouth started out the first period much stronger than the Bulldogs. Dartmouth outshot the Bulldogs 12-8 and led 5-2 after the first period. Jaclyn Leto ’16 scored three first period goals with Elizabeth Mastrio ’19 adding two more tallies.

The second period was dominated by Big Green to seal the win 10-5. For the game, the Big Green outshot the Bulldogs 18-16.

Leto led Dartmouth with four goals and one assist with along with Mastrio adding three more. Courtney Weisse ’17 led the Big Green with two assists. Overall, Leto leads the Ivy League with 42 goals.

Freshman netminder Charlotte Wahle ’19 recorded 10 saves in the loss. The women’s lacrosse team plays again today at home versus the University of Albany at 3 p.m. in its final non-conference game.

Baseball

The Dartmouth men’s baseball team traveled to Brown University to face the Bears in Saturday and Sunday double headers with the Big Green winning two of the four games. On Saturday, the Big Green split the games with Brown losing the first 4-2 and winning the second 4-3 and on Sunday, the Big Green won 15-0 and lost 2-0. The Big Green finish up the weekend 11-20 and 5-5 in Ivy play, while the Bears improve to 11-18 and 5-7 in Ivy League play.

The first game was a tough loss. Duncan Robinson ’16 allowed just two earned runs for the loss. Michael Ketchmark ’17 had two RBIs to account for all of the Big Green’s runs. Brown outhit Dartmouth 8-7 in the game.

In the second game, the Big Green grabbed the win 4-3. Dartmouth won a close game with runs by Thomas Roulis ’16, Ketchmark and Dustin Shirley ’18. The Big Green scored three runs in the sixth, and strong pitching held Brown down to get the close win.

On Sunday, the first game was dominated by Dartmouth winning 15-0. Beau Sulser ’16 threw seven shutout innings to keep the Bears at bay. On the offense side, Ketchmark continued his dominance at the plate with three RBIs. Rob Emery ’19 and Nate Ostmo ’19 also contributed with three and two RBIs respectively in the win. Dartmouth outhit the Bears 14-4.

The second game was a pitching duel won by the Bears. After the offensive display in the first game, the Big Green bats went quiet as the team totaled just four hits. Brown was able to score two runs to win 2-0.

Dartmouth’s plays at Cornell University this Wednesday, after its Tuesday game against Boston College was cancelled.

Softball

The women’s softball team continued its Ivy League dominance this weekend in Saturday and Sunday double headers against Brown University. Dartmouth beat Brown 7-2 and 4-1 on Saturday and won 2-1 and 4-2 on Sunday. The Big Green improved to 24-10 and 12-0 in Ivy League play.

In the Big Green’s first game Saturday, Morgan McCalmon ’16 pitched a complete game only allowing two runs in the 7-2 victory. An overall strong game by the Big Green offense led to seven runs being scored. Kelsey Miller ’16 had two RBIs with Katie McEachern ’16, Maddie Damore ’17 and Kathy Dzienkowski ’16 each having a single RBIs to help the Big Green. The Big Green outhit the Bears 11-9.

The second game versus Brown was very similar with dominant pitching by Breanna Ethridge ’18 allowing one run on five hits, notching her eighth win. The Big Green offense was able to score four runs to aid Ethridge and secure the win.

Both games on Sunday were much tighter than Saturday. The Big Green managed with strong pitching to win 2-1 and 4-2 versus the Brown Bears.

The Big Green are undefeated in Ivy League play as the team looks to repeat as three time reigning champs. Dartmouth is scheduled to play four games this weekend against Yale University.

Women’s Rowing

The women’s rowing team traveled to the Charles River to row versus Northeastern University, Boston University and University of Massachusetts on Sunday.

The Big Green won two races over the weekend in the varsity four and the second varsity four.

In the varsity eight, the Big Green placed second finishing in 6:36.9. The second and third varsity eight teams both placed third.

Men’s Rowing

The No. 10 men’s heavyweight and No. 9 lightweight rowing teams participated in the Bill Cup and the Biglin Bowl respectively.

The men’s heavyweight rowed against No. 7 Boston University and Rutgers University on the Connecticut River and placed second in all four races. The Terriers won each race and captured the Bill Cup. Dartmouth trailed by no more than seven seconds in any race, losing the fourth varsity eight race by 0.3 seconds.

The men’s lightweight rowing team, the Big Green competed in the Biglin Bowl Saturday against No. 5 Harvard Crimson and against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Big Green finished in 5 minutes 40 seconds placing behind Harvard by just under two seconds. Dartmouth also placed second in the second varsity eight race.

The lightweight team continued to compete on Sunday versus Mercyhurst University. The Big Green won in the first varsity eight race, but fell to the Lakers in the second varsity eight and the varsity four.