The Weekend Roundup: Week Eight
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
“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. [
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.
“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.
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
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
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
This past Saturday, the men defeated Cornell University 1-0 in its penultimate conference match
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.
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
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
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
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
Next Saturday, Dartmouth will celebrate Senior Night as they host Brown in the final home game of the season.
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
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.
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
The results from the third day of the Gopher Invitational were not available by press time.
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