The Roundup: Week 6

by James Handal and Evan Morgan | 5/1/16 5:51pm

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The baseball team swept Harvard University this past weekend.
Source: Annie Duncan/The Dartmouth Senior Staff

Baseball

The baseball team defeated Harvard University in its two games on Saturday 3-1 and 2-1 in close pitching duels to keep the Big Green’s Red Rolfe Division title hopes alive. The Big Green is 17-23 and 10-8 in conference play.

Yale University lost three games to Brown University this past weekend, losing a chance to clinch the division crown. If Dartmouth sweeps the Crimson on Tuesday’s doubleheader, the Big Green will take the Red Rolfe Division. If the Big Green win one of two, Dartmouth will travel to Yale for a one-game playoff on May 6.

In game one, Duncan Robinson ’16 led the Big Green pitching seven innings while allowing five hits and just one run. The Big Green scored a run in the first and then two more in the sixth inning to take a 3-0 lead. The Crimson scored a run in the seventh, but the Big Green held on for the victory. Thomas Roulis ’15 had two RBIs and Joe Purritano ’16 added one more to pace the Big Green.

In another tight affair, the Big Green defeated the Crimson 2-1 with runs batted in by Purritano and Dustin Shirley ’18. Beau Sulser ’16 pitched seven innings, allowing one run with Chris Burkholder ’17 recording the two-inning save.

The Sunday doubleheader against the Crimson was rescheduled for Tuesday due to inclement weather to determine the winner of the Red Rolfe Division.

Softball

The softball team fell in both games 4-3 and 6-5 to Harvard University in its doubleheader on Saturday. The Big Green are 26-14 and 14-4 in conference play while the Crimson are 27-14 and 15-3 in conference play. With its victories over the Big Green, the Crimson took control of the North Division.

The second doubleheader on Sunday is now scheduled for Tuesday due to inclement weather with the Big Green needing to win both to clinch the North Division title.

In Game 1, after two scoreless innings, the Crimson scored three runs in the bottom of the third. Katie McEachern ’16 and Maddie Damore ’17 each had an RBI to help Dartmouth score two runs in the top of the fourth to trail 3-2. Harvard scored another run in the bottom of the fifth, but McEachern responded with a solo home run to trail 4-3. Tight pitching from the Crimson held Dartmouth at bay. McEachern led the Big Green with two RBIs.

Morgan McCalmon ’16 was on the mound and pitched a complete game, giving up four runs on seven hits. The Crimson outhit the Big Green 7-5.

The second game was another tight contest with the Crimson coming out on top 6-5. Both teams exchanged runs in the first inning. The Crimson scored two runs in the bottom of the second, but the Big Green responded right back with two runs in the top of the third to tie the score at 3-3. Dartmouth and Harvard each got two more runs by the end of the fifth inning to make the score 5-5. The Crimson, however, hit a solo shot in the sixth to get the game winning run.

Lourlin Lara ’18 had two RBIs to lead the Big Green. Breanna Ethridge ’18 allowed four runs in 3.2 innings pitched. The Big Green was outhit 10-7.

Men’s Heavyweight Rowing

The No. 12 Dartmouth heavyweight rowing team faced No. 8 Cornell University and No. 10 University of Pennsylvania on the Cayuga Lake Inlet in Ithaca, New York with Cornell winning the Madeira Cup and James Wrap Memorial Trophy.

In the first varsity race, Cornell won in 5 minutes 37.7 seconds with Dartmouth placing second in 5:42.5. The Big Green placed third in the second varsity race finishing in 5:57.1. The Big Green third varsity boat placed second in 5:52.4. In the fourth varsity race, the Big Green placed second in 6:04.2 behind the Big Red, the only other boat.

Men’s Lightweight Rowing

The No. 8 Dartmouth lightweight rowing team competed against No. 4 Cornell University in the 54th Baggaley Bowl on the Connecticut River with the Big Red winning the bowl for the fourth time in a row.

The lightweight rowing team placed second in the third and second varsity races versus No. 4 Cornell on the Connecticut River. In the first varsity race, the Big Red won the Baggaley Bowl in 5 minutes 38.1 seconds, with the Big Green finishing in 5:42.5.

Women’s Rowing

The Dartmouth women’s rowing team competed against Cornell University for the Parents’ Cup on Saturday on the Connecticut River with the Big Red winning the cup. On Sunday, the rowing team participated in the 2016 Eastern Sprints Regatta, advancing all five boats to the Grand Final.

The Big Red won the Parents’ Cup by finishing in 6:24.8, just under four seconds ahead of Dartmouth. In the second varsity and the varsity four, the Big Green were able to defeat Cornell in both races. The Big Green had two boats in the second varsity four with each finishing in 7:32.2 and 7:56.4. In the third varsity eight, Cornell took first in 6:44.1.

In the varsity eight Grand Final, Dartmouth finished in third place with a time of 7:05.066. Dartmouth took third in the second varsity eight and sixth in the third varsity eight. In the varsity four A, Dartmouth took fourth place, and in the varsity four B Dartmouth took fifth.

Women’s Track and Field

Women’s track and field placed fifth in the America East Pre-Conference meet at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. The team also sent athletes to the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Relays on Thursday.

Dartmouth’s eight top-five finishes at UNH included two victories. Nicole DeBlasio ’19 won the 200-meter dash in 25.24 seconds, and Lillian Anderson ’19 took the 5000 with a time of 17 minutes 53.06 seconds. Anderson was followed by Angela Ortlieb ’19 in third place. Elsewhere on the track, Marisa Magsarili ’19’s 4:50.56 secured her third place in the 1500. In the jumps, Kayla Gilding ’19 took fifth in the long jump and Jazz Van Loon ’18 was third in the triple jump. Dartmouth also placed well in the javelin — Bridget Douglas ’18 threw 40.92 meters to place second, and Olivia Wiener ’19’s 37.79 put her two spots behind.

The Big Green’s Marissa Evans ’18 ran double duty at the 122nd Penn Relays, participating in both events where Dartmouth was represented. Thursday morning, she placed 31st out of the field of 52 in the 4000-meter hurdles championship. Then she ran the 400-meter leg of the distance medley relay, aiding Dartmouth teammates Helen Schlachtenhaufen ’17, Bridget O’Neill ’18 and Dana Giordano ’16 to a fourth-place finish in the distance medley championship invitational. If these Dartmouth women hope to compete as centenarians, they may have to confront the 100-dash time of 101-year-old Ida Keeling. At the Penn Relays on Sunday, Keeling established the new world record in the 100+ age group with a blistering 1:17.

Men’s Track and Field

Big Green sprinters clustered near the top of their events at the University of New Hampshire America East Pre-Conference meet. Victor Williams ’16 took third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.68. Adam Couitt ’18 finished one one-hundredth of a second behind Williams in fourth, while Guy Green ’17 and Alec Eschholz ’19 finished in fifth and sixth. In the 200, it was Green taking third in 22.99 seconds, with Williams behind him along with three other Dartmouth sprinters in the top 10. The 4x100 relay team of Couitt, Lloyd May ’18, Green and Williams also won its event with a time of 42.32. Elsewhere, Jules Hislop ’17 won the 400-meter hurdles in 55.68 seconds and Parker Whims ’19 was second in the javelin. Colin Minor ’18 (61.12 meters) and Tim Brennan ’17 (58.07) finished 1-2 in the hammer throw, more than six meters ahead of the nearest competition.

At the University of Pennsylvania, Joey Chapin ’16 ran in the Olympic Development mile run. His 4:10.27 put him in ninth place of the twelve runners competing.

Women’s Lacrosse

The women’s lacrosse team earned a 13-11 victory against Columbia University on its Senior Day last Saturday. Ingrid Hermanson ’16, Danielle Lisovicz ’16, Campbell Probert ’16 and Jaclyn Leto ’16 played their final game in green and white at Scully-Fahey Field, where the women improved their home record to 6-1 to finish the season.

Dartmouth scored on seven of its 11 shots in the first half, including a hat trick from Leto, two goals from Probert and additional tallies by Kathryn Giroux ’19 and Taryn Deck ’17. The Big Green took a 7-5 lead into the second half, where the team and the Lions played tit for tat. A Columbia goal 40 seconds in was followed by scores from Elizabeth Mastrio ’19 and Deck. After Columbia scored again, Probert answered with a goal, but another Columbia score made the score 10-8 with 17:55 left to play. Leto scored seven minutes later, and then two Columbia goals brought the Lions within one. That was as close as Columbia would get, as the Big Green scored twice more to pull away in the final minutes.

Leto finished with four goals, bringing her to 53 on the season — the sixth-most in a season by a Dartmouth player. She also finishes fifth all-time in points and tied for third in goals. Probert also had a career-high three goals and four points. The women (7-8, 3-4 Ivy) needed a victory and a Harvard University loss in order to steal the fourth spot in the Ivy League Tournament. However, Harvard beat Yale University 13-4, meaning Dartmouth’s season ended Saturday.

Sailing

Dartmouth’s own Mascoma Lake was the site of competition this weekend as the Big Green hosted and took seventh in the New England Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Dinghy Championship/Coast Guard Alumni Bowl.

The Dartmouth A boat began the regatta inauspiciously, placing 11th in the first race. But the A boat improved as the weekend progressed, taking eighth in the next race, followed by fifth- and sixth-place finishes. The B boat had an opposite trajectory. After beginning with the best finish of the day — fourth place — the Dartmouth sailors then took seventh, seventh and 11th in the next three races to end the regatta. All told, the Big Green’s total of 59 put it well behind winner Roger Williams University (41) but ahead of 11 schools including Brown University and Harvard University.

The latest Sailing World college rankings have Dartmouth’s coed team at seventh in the nation, up from ninth in the previous rankings, while the women slipped from six to 13th.

The weekend of April 23 and 24, Dartmouth sailors raced in three regattas.

At the Admiral’s Cup, hosted by the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, Dartmouth’s coed team placed fifth in a field of twenty. Three boats represented the Big Green, whose performance included second-place finishes in the A and C divisions and two victories in the B division.

Dartmouth also took second in the Boston Dinghy Challenge Cup, hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In nine races, Big Green sailors had four top-five finishes in the A division, seven in the B division and three in the C division.

The women’s team competed at Yale University’s Reed Trophy, placing eleventh of sixteen teams. The Big Green’s 280 points were enough to qualify for the ICSA Women’s Semifinals, held in San Diego in May.