The Roundup: Week 1
The volleyball team played in the West Virginia Invitational, taking on Akron University, Winthrop University and West Virginia University this past Friday and Saturday. Dartmouth fell to Akron on Friday, 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 17-25, 19-25). Zoe Leonard ’19 had 15 assists while Julia Lau ’17 had 21 digs. On Saturday, the Big Green fell to Winthrop, 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 21-25, 24-26) and fell to WVU, 3-0 (22-25, 18-25, 20-25). Emily Astarita ’17 was named to the All-Tournament team due to her efforts for the Big Green, including five block assists against Akron and nine kills against West Virginia. After this tough out-of-conference play, the Big Green have a 6-4 overall record. This week, the team will prepare for Ivy League play and host Harvard University on Friday.
The women’s soccer team defeated the University of Albany, 3-1, on Friday night at Burnham Field, improving to 5-2-0 overall record. Dartmouth dominated the first half in possession and found a breakthrough in the 41st minute when Bianca Ribi ’18 hit a shot off the post for her first goal in a Big Green uniform, putting the score at 1-0. Immediately after halftime, the Big Green returned to its offensive push. Brittany Champagne ’18 lobbed a goal to give Dartmouth a 2-0 lead. In quick succession, Remy Borinsky ’19 hit a hard and low shot to score in the bottom left corner. In the 81st minute, the Great Danes scored off a rebound, and with a comfortable lead, the game ended, 3-1. Goalkeeper Casey Cousineau ’16 had one save in the contest. Dartmouth led in shots, 15-3, and corner kicks, 8-3. The Big Green play at the University of Vermont on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Burlington, Vt.
The field hockey team defeated the University of Vermont, 4-1, on Friday and beat Sacred Heart University, 3-0, on Sunday. The Big Green improve to 3-3 overall. Dartmouth opened the Vermont game very strong after Joanne Nazareth ’17 and Anna Ewasechko ’18 scored two goals inside of six minutes to lead 2-0. Carmen Braceras ’20 scored in the 11th minute to give Dartmouth a 3-0 lead in the first half. The Big Green held Vermont in the first half to eight shots, while Dartmouth made 13. In the second half, Heather Zezzo ’17 notched an unassisted goal to bring the score to 4-0. Vermont scored at 69:23 to cut the lead to 4-1. Overall, Dartmouth outshot Vermont, 21-18. Goalkeeper Emma Plumb ’20 was a minute before her first shutout until Vermont got on the board. Plumb stopped seven shots in the contest. Dartmouth outshot Sacred Heart, 15-6, and had more penalty strokes at 13-2. Dartmouth will travel to Princeton University to open Ivy League play against the Tigers.
The football team defeated the University of New Hampshire, 22-21, on Saturday for the first time in 40 years. With the upset win against the 22nd-ranked Wildcats, Dartmouth boasts a 1-0 record. The Big Green opened the game at Memorial Field with a touchdown pass from Jack Heneghan ’18 to Houston Brown ’17 to give the Big Green a 7-0 lead. UNH scored three touchdowns in the second and third quarters to take over the lead, 21-7. The Big Green executed a dominating performance in the fourth quarter, scoring a field goal and two touchdowns to win, 22-21. Ryder Stone ’18 ran for 90 yards with a long of 64. Heneghan was 22-46 with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Dartmouth had 435 total offensive yards compared to UNH’s 338. Next weekend, the Big Green plays at the College of the Holy Cross on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.
At this weekend’s Tribe Invitational, the Big Green compiled a 13-6 singles mark to go along with a doubles record of 1-8. Competition did not begin smoothly for the women. On Friday, the Big Green doubles teams — Taylor Ng ’17 and Allison McCann ’20, Jacqueline Crawford ’17 and Racquel Lyn ’20 and Allison Chuang ’19 and Shannon Mukerji ’18 — were swept by the University of Maryland and the host, the College of William and Mary. However, the Green and White bounced back in singles. Dartmouth took five of six singles matches against the University of West Virginia, winning four of those in three sets. Saturday brought a lone doubles victory: Ng and Chuyang Guan ’20 downed University of Pennsylvania duo Kana Daniel and Ashley Zhu by a score of 8-4. Dartmouth pairs Chuang and McCann and Mukerji and Lyn were both tripped up by the Quakers. Mirroring the previous day, the team found more success in singles. In matches against Liberty University, Ng, Guan and Crawford prevailed in two sets. McCann needed three sets to dispatch her Liberty opponent, while Chuang and Mukerji both lost. Dartmouth closed out the Invite on Sunday by winning three of its six singles matches against the University of Maryland. Ng, McCann and Mukerji were defeated by their Terrapin opponents, but Crawford, Guan and Lyn each earned two-set victories.
Men’s soccer tied the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Saturday night, 1-1. With its third tie of the season and its third 110-minute game, the Big Green now stand at 1-1-3 while the River Hawks remain undefeated at 6-0-1. Dartmouth came out of the attack and found a goal when Matt Greer ’18 nodded a cross from Matt Danilack ’18 to lead, 1-0, in the sixth minute of the game. However, the Big Green was unable to increase its lead after Greer’s goal. UMass Lowell dominated the end of the first period and got a penalty kick goal in the 41st minute to tie the game at 1-1. Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the second half, and each team created few chances to score. In double overtime, neither Dartmouth or UMass Lowell was able to find a winner. James Hickok ’17 had four saves in the contest. Dartmouth hosts the University of Hartford on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Dartmouth sailing had a busy weekend, sending competitors to four regattas across New England. At the Nevins Trophy, in Kings Point, N.Y., the Big Green was 13th in a 20-team field. Saturday’s southerly breezes allowed for 10 races to be run in each division. Dartmouth’s A crew finished with four top-ten finishes on Saturday, and the B crew with three. Westerly winds powered six more races on Sunday, and Dartmouth added four more top-five finishes. After leading for brief stints, Dartmouth took second in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Hatch Brown Trophy. The B boat opened the regatta with four top-five finishes, but the C squad performed best for Dartmouth. In 17 races, they earned four victories and three second place showings en route to a total score of 100. Yale University took the early lead from Dartmouth and held on for the victory. In the Stu Ross Trophy, hosted by Connecticut College, Dartmouth finished in the middle of the 18-team pack. The Big Green’s B boat was the fourth-best crew in the regatta, finishing with eight top-ten finishes and score of 69 through 12 races. Meanwhile, the A boat scored 151, and Dartmouth settled for ninth place. Dartmouth also finished in the middle of the field at the University of Vermont’s Callagy Ross Trophy. Saturday did not bring favorable racing conditions to Lake Champlain, and the day was called due to safety concerns. Winds were lighter on Sunday, allowing for six races to be run in each division. Dartmouth had five top-five finishes and took sixth overall out of 12 teams. Boston College finished as the winner of the first Callagy Ross Trophy. The Big Green returns to the water next weekend for multiple events.
Women's cross country
Dartmouth’s freshmen led the way at the Coast to Coast Invitational on Friday as Dartmouth took second place among 13 schools. Diana Vizza ’20 ran in 17 minutes and 46 seconds and Georgia Fear ’20 in 17:53 to make their collegiate debuts in style, placing 10th and 11th in the 116-woman field. Close behind in 17th was Olivia Lantz ’19 (17:58). Bridget Flynn ’18 (18:06), winner of the Dartmouth Invitational last weekend, took 19th, and Lauren Sapone ’20 (18:10) finished in 22nd place. Lillian Anderson ’19 and Helen Schlachtenhaufen ’17 went unscored for the Big Green. Over the 6-kilometer course, Dartmouth’s top runners finished with a 24-second spread. The Invitational was won by national powerhouse Providence College, currently ranked third in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association poll. The team will next travel to Lehigh University in Lehigh, Pa. to compete in the 43rd Annual Paul Short Run on Oct. 1 before returning to Boston to race in the New England Championship on Oct. 8. The team hasn’t competed in the Paul Short Run since 2013.
Men's cross country
On Friday, men’s cross country shouldered its way through a field of 15 schools to take the crown at Boston College’s Coast to Coast Invitational. The Big Green bested top-flight teams from the University of Arkansas and Providence College, ranked sixth and 20th respectively in the most recent U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association poll. Seniors Daniel Salas ’17 and Matt Herzig ’17 were Dartmouth’s top performers, finishing third and fifth among 122 competitors. Redshirt freshman Quinn Cooney ‘19 followed up his win in last weekend’s Dartmouth Invitational with a ninth-place showing. Rounding out Dartmouth’s top five were seniors Connor Clark ’17 (11th) and Nathaniel Adams ’17 (12th). All five clocked a sub-five-minute pace along the 8-kilometer course. Julian Heninger ’17 (19th) and Kyle Dotterrer ’18 (31st) also ran for the Big Green but were unscored. The victory gives the Dartmouth men two wins in as many weeks, following a victorious effort in the Big Green Invitational.
In the first tournament of the fall, the Cornell Invitational, Dartmouth finished eighth of 14 teams competing. Ian Kelsey ’18 shot a team-leading 222 (+9) in three rounds on the par-71 course. The tournament was held in Ithaca, N.Y. Kelsey finished the weekend in 15th on the leaderboard, with teammate Sean Fahey ’17 (223) right behind in 17th. John Lazor ’19 shot a 225 and led the team with 10 birdies. Will Bednarz ’20 finished with a 230 in his collegiate debut, and Jeff Lang ’17 with a 232. The team began the tournament in 10th after shooting 312 on Friday. Saturday saw the Dartmouth men shoot 297 — one of the biggest round-to-round improvements of the tournament — followed by a 295 on Sunday. The Big Green tied for eighth with Temple University, 25 shots behind winner Cornell University. Dartmouth will take to the links next weekend as host of the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge.