The Weekend Roundup: Week Eight

by Emma Sklarin , James Handal , Jonathan Katzman and Samantha Hussey | 11/7/16 12:00am

Men's hockey

Hollye Swinehart | The Dartmouth Staff

The Men's Hockey team tied Cornell 1-1 and beat Colgate 2-0.

The men’s hockey team tied Cornell University 1-1 on Friday and defeated Colgate University 2-0 on Saturday, giving the team a 2-0-1 record overall.

In the ECAC opening game against the Big Red, both teams did not score until the third period. Cornell’s Mitch Vanderlaan put the visiting team up 0-1. Less than three minutes later, the Big Green responded after Corey Kalk ’18 scored a goal off an assist by Cam Strong ’20. With the 1-1 tie, both Dartmouth and Cornell picked up a point in the ECAC Hockey standings.

Head coach Bob Gaudet ’81 said the matchup was a really physical battle, but noted games against Cornell usually are.

“They have a good, veteran team, and I thought our guys played very well,” Gaudet said. “On defense in particular, we were strong from the net out, and offensively, we did some good things. [Kalk’s] goal was huge for us. You love to win, but a point in the league is a good result.”

The tale of the game was strong defense, as both teams failed to register many quality chances throughout the evening. In fact, Cornell’s defense blocked just under half of Dartmouth’s attempted shots before they reached Big Red goaltender Mitch Gillam, who finished with 28 saves, just five more than Devin Buffalo ’18 registered.

Despite holding a 29-24 shot advantage over the visitors, Dartmouth needed until the third period to score on Gillam when Kalk took the puck down the left side into the offensive zone before cutting to the center and firing a high wrist shot past Gillam from the middle of the slot.

Kalk credited the forwards for pushing the tempo of the game and Strong for giving him a nice pass.

“We always practice skating off the hip, and I did just that and just tried to get the puck on net,” Kalk said. “We just had to be really good to get one by [Gillam].”

Both sides struggled on special teams, as the Big Green went 0-6 on the power play, while their counterparts went 0-5.

Similarly, the Big Green capitalized during the third period in the game against Colgate, scoring two goals late in the game to shutout the Raiders at Thompson Arena. After scoring the game-winning goal against the University of Michigan last week, Troy Crema ’17 recorded a goal in the 17th minute of play off an assist by captain Carl Hesler ’18. Less than two minutes later, Hesler added an empty net goal to preserve Buffalo’s first-ever collegiate shutout.

Buffalo said the shutout was special, not only because it was the first of his career, but also because his father attended the game.

“To be able to get my first collegiate shutout in front of him feels amazing,” he said.

Gaudet said the team improved with each period, especially given the previous evening’s overtime test against Cornell.

“Colgate is a great team and played sound hockey, but [Buffalo] was solid all game and put us in a position to get the game winner down the stretch,” Gaudet said.

Though the Big Green again failed to convert on the power play, finishing 0-8 for the evening and 0-14 for the weekend, the penalty kill unit was a perfect 4-4, highlighted by thwarting a Colgate five-on-three opportunity just minutes into the contest. While Buffalo could not be beaten, he received ample support from his teammates, who combined to block over a dozen shots and limited Colgate’s quality chances and passing ability all evening. Buffalo’s counterpart Charlie Finn made 26 saves in the losing effort.

The Big Green outshot the Raiders 28-21, including a 13-5 advantage in the third period as Finn saw consistent Dartmouth offensive pressure in his own end. With the victory, Dartmouth improves to 1-0-1 in ECAC Hockey play, tying Harvard University for the third spot. Colgate falls to 1-4-4 overall and 0-1-1 in the ECAC.

After playing its first three games at home, Dartmouth will play the next seven games as visitors, beginning this Friday with a game against No. 6 Quinnipiac University and Princeton University on Saturday.

Equestrian

On Saturday, the Big Green equestrian team hosted and won the High Point Team Championship to finish its fall season. Olivia Champ ’19 placed second in the open fences class, while and Meaghan Haugh ’17 placed third. Haugh later won first in her open flat class. The Big Green also dominated the novice fences classes with Erin McCarthy-Keeler ’19 winning first place and qualifying for regionals in April. The team also made several second place finishes, including Nathalie Ferneau ’18 and Meg Rauner’s ’17 in their novice fences classes, Sophie King ’19 in crossrails and Meghan Poth ’20 and Storey Dyer Kloman ’17 in their respective novice flat classes.

Cristiana Salvatori ’17 and Charlotte Johnstone ’17 also placed first the intermediate flat class and walk trot canter flat class respectively. Olivia Champ ’19 ended the day winning first in her open flat class and the title of reserve high point rider.

Soccer

Annie Duncan | The Dartmouth Senior Staff

The Men's Soccer team beat Cornell 1-0.

After a tough loss against Harvard University last weekend, the women’s soccer team beat the University of Massachusetts Lowell 2-1 this past Tuesday. The River Hawks went into the game with a 3-5 conference record after defeating the University of New Hampshire earlier last week, before being defeated by the Big Green on its senior night. Co-captain Holly Patterson ’17 scored both goals with assists by Meredith Gurnee ’17 on the first and Hayley Soriano ’20 on the second, to bring Patterson’s season goals to four. Goalkeeper Casey Cousineau ’17 made two saves while the River Hawks’ Julia Schneider made four. UMass outshot Dartmouth, 12-10, and both teams took two corner kicks.

On Saturday, the women ended the season with a match against Cornell University. Dartmouth fell 1-4 to end the season with an overall record of 7-7-2 and an Ivy League record of 0-5-2. The Big Red scored three goals in the first half and a fourth in the second before Gia Parker ’18 scored the lone Dartmouth goal in the 64th minute off an assist by Patterson. The women end their season in eighth place in the conference.

The men’s soccer team started off the week strong with a 2-0 win against Northeastern University in a non-conference game on Tuesday. Wyatt Omsberg ’18 headed the ball into the Huskies’ goal off a corner kick by Justin Donawa ’19 and an assist by Matt Danilack ’18. In the 30th minute of the contest, Danilack passed the ball to Jonathan Nierenberg ’18, who shot the ball into the lower left corner of the net for his third goal of the season. James Hickok ’17 defended Dartmouth’s lead, making six saves.

This past Saturday, the men defeated Cornell University 1-0 in its penultimate conference match for the regular season. Henry Baldwin ’20 scored the lone goal in the game, heading the ball off a corner kick by Matt Greer ’18 for his first career goal. Hickok finished the game with three saves for his fifth shutout this season. Up next, the team will host Brown University for its last conference match. With a win, the team will secure its third consecutive Ivy League Championship. Currently, the Bears have a 3-2-1 conference record while the Big Green’s record is 4-1-1.

Rugby

Women’s rugby took its second consecutive Ivy 15s Championship on Sunday, beating Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts 14-5. The Crimson pulled ahead in the first half, notching its lone try of the game. Dartmouth’s two-try second half vaulted the Big Green to victory, but it was the defensive effort in the closing minutes that truly earned Dartmouth the win. Several try line stands endured waves of attack around the ruck as the Big Green stuffed the Crimson in the A channel and held up the ball in the try zone.

Dartmouth entered the game the top seed in the League, knocking down every opponent in the Ancient Eight it faced this season. The win puts the Big Green 13-0 in Ivy 15s contests since turning varsity on July 1, 2015. The Big Green will enjoy only a short rest, heading out to the Varsity Quarterfinal on Nov. 12 against a team to be determined.

Volleyball

On Friday night, the Big Green was swept by Columbia University 3-0 (18-25, 23-25, 18-25). Sara Lindquist ’18 led the team with seven kills and Kaira Lujan ’16 also had a strong performance with a .333 hitting percentage. Maddy Schoenberger ’20 and Zoe Leonard ’19 both made double digit assists, while Danielle Glinka ’17 paced the team with 10 digs. Columbia controlled the first set, despite the Big Green’s 4-2 lead to start the set. Dartmouth held the lead until the Lions pulled ahead midway through the set and did not look back. In the second set, the Big Green started well and had the lead for majority of the set — leading by as many as four points (14-10). Columbia closed the gap, however, and came out on top. In the third set, Columbia jumped out to a 10-5 lead. With a few kills, Dartmouth was able to slightly close the gap, but was not able to overcome the strong Columbia team.

In its final road match of the season, the Big Green fell to Cornell 3-0 (19-25, 21-25, 17-25) on Saturday evening. Abby Kott ’20 made seven kills, recording a .583 hitting percentage, which was the highest of both teams. Leonard led the Big Green with 16 assists, and Emily Astarita ’17 contributed 10 digs.

Following the two losses this weekend, the Big Green is 8-15 overall and 1-11 in Ivy play. This Friday and Saturday, Dartmouth will play its final matches of the season against Brown University and Yale University. Saturday will be Senior Night as the Big Green sends off its eight seniors.

Football

In Dartmouth and Cornell University’s historical 100th meeting, the Big Green clinched its first Ivy League win of the season by a score of 17-13 after erasing a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. It was Dartmouth’s eighth straight victory over the Big Red. With the win, the Big Green stands at 4-4 overall and 1-4 in conference play.

Miles Smith ’19 assisted the Big Green in the running game by recording the team’s first 100-yard rushing performance in almost two years. Smith set career records with 25 carries and 119 yards, one of which went for a touchdown to set up the fourth-quarter comeback. Quarterback Jack Heneghan ’18 completed 22 of 33 passes and threw for 226 yards. Six of those completions went to Drew Hunnicutt ’19, who had six catches for 63 yards. Folarin Orimolade ’17 led the team with six tackles, including two sacks and a forced fumble. With passes to Hunter Hagdorn ‘20 and Charles Mack ’18 and a key 19-yard run by Smith, the Big Green was able to pull ahead 17-13 and hang on for the win. Overall, Dartmouth out-gained Cornell, 405 yards to 270, despite a season-high 11 penalties totaling 102 yards.

Next Saturday, Dartmouth will celebrate Senior Night as they host Brown in the final home game of the season.

Tennis

The women’s tennis team hosted the Big Green Invite this weekend, facing off against players from the University of Missouri, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University and Yale University. On Friday, Missouri won three of the four doubles matches. However, Allison Chuang ’19 and Racquel Lyn ’20 came out on top, defeating the Gophers’ Kadi Fauble and Claire Sullivan, 7-6(8). In singles, the women finished 3-3. Taylor Ng ’17 defeated Missouri’s Brianna Lashway, 6-3, 6-2, while Jacqueline Crawford ’17 defeated Cassidy Spearman, 6-0, 6-1. Lyn ’20 also won her match against Missouri’s Tate Schroeder, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.

On the second day of the invitational, the Big Green won five doubles matches and one singles match. Lyn kept up her momentum, winning two doubles matches with Crawford and Ng as well as her singles match against Purdue’s Marta Ruedas, 6-4, 6-2. Ng and Allison McCann ’20 defeated Purdue’s Nicole Robinson and Andjela Djokovic, 6-3 while Crawford and Chuyang Guan ’20 defeated Yale’s Sherry Li and Caroline Lynch, 6-4.

The results from the third day of the Big Green Invite were not available by press time.

The men’s tennis team traveled to Minnesota on Friday for the Gopher Invitational. On the first day, the Big Green won one of its four doubles matches and two of its singles matches. Diego Pedraza ’17 and Paul Midgley ’18 defeated the University of Minnesota’s Josip Krstanovic and George Lovitt with a score of 6-3 after falling to the University of Pennsylvania’s Nicholai Westergaard and Gabriel Rapoport, 6-2. Charlie Broom ’20 defeated the University of Notre Dame’s Brendon Kempin 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, while Max Schmidt ’17 swiftly beat the Fighting Irish’s Daniel Rayl, 6-2, 7-6.

On the second day of the invitational, the men played seven singles matches and two doubles matches. Broom brought home another win after besting the University of Michigan’s Carter Lin, 6-3, 6-3. Pedraza defeated Minnesota’s Jesse Sprinkel 7-6, 6-4. Two of the singles matches that Midgley and Broom played were retired. Midgley and Pedraza lost to Minnesota 0-6 and Schmidt and Broom lost to Penn 4-6.

The results from the third day of the Gopher Invitational were not available by press time.

Field hockey

Annie Duncan | The Dartmouth Senior Staff

The Field Hockey team lost to Cornell 9-1.

In the last game of the season, on Saturday afternoon, the Big Green fell to Cornell 1-9 at Cornell’s Dodson Field. Dartmouth ends season 4-13 overall and 0-7 in Ivy play ­— the first winless conference season since 1990. Joanne Nazareth ’17 scored the lone goal for the Big Green on a corner play in the 33rd minute. Goalkeeper Emma Plumb ’20 made 13 saves and allowed seven goals; she was relieved after 52 minutes by Paige Duffy ’17, who made three saves in her first appearance this season. Overall, Cornell out-attempted Dartmouth 42-11 and outshot the Big Green 26-6.