The Weekend Roundup: Week Seven

by Jonathan Katzman , Mark Cui and Nathan Albrinck | 2/13/17 2:00am

Men's Ice Hockey

Josh Hartley ’17’s two goals lifted Dartmouth over visiting Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2-1 on Friday in a physical contest at Thompson Arena. With the victory, the Big Green improved to 9-12-3 overall, 6-9-2 ECAC.

“I thought we held the fort at the end,” head coach Bob Gaudet ’81 said. “[Goaltender Devin] Buffalo [’18] made some key saves and did a great job staying square and covering up the puck. We knew RPI was going to put a lot of pressure on us, and we defended very well as a group.”

After a scoreless first during which Cam Strong ’20’s apparent eighth goal of the season was called off due to goalie interference, Hartley put the Green and White on the board with a power play goal 15:10 into the second. The Coquitlam, British Columbia native collected a Grant Opperman ’17 pass and fired a wrister past Engineers goaltender Chase Perry to record his second goal of the season.

Hartley’s second of the evening came with just 1:08 left in the third on the penalty kill, while the Big Green faced an additional extra skater after RPI pulled Perry. The marker was the Big Green’s first shorthanded goal of the season and of Hartley’s career since March 6, 2016.

“It was great for us to grind it out and get a ‘W,’” Hartley said after the game. “When we got the second goal, we were in a tough spot with RPI having a 6-on-4 advantage, so it was nice to see it go in.”

Buffalo was cool and in control down the stretch in goal, turning away 29 RPI shots to earn the win. Buffalo recorded 10 stops in the third period alone, many of them coming as the Big Green defensive unit fell under heavy pressure. Though RPI managed to get within one on a power play goal with 18.6 seconds left, Kevan Kilistoff ’19’s faceoff win in the Dartmouth zone as the clock wound down thwarted RPI’s last opportunity to score the equalizer.

On Saturday evening, Dartmouth faced a Union College team that was on the wrong side of a 6-2 beat down at Harvard University the previous evening. The No. 6 Dutchmen regrouped and turned their anger into an 8-3 victory over the Green and White at Thompson Arena. With the loss, Dartmouth falls to 9-13-3, 6-10-2 ECAC and has just four regular season games remaining.

“Union played very well, so hats off to them,” captain Carl Hesler ’18 said. “We did not bring our ‘A’ game and it showed. There was definitely some frustration after we got down, and after they capitalized on a few power plays we just could not come back.”

Union got on the board early in the first when Cole Maier capitalized on an unfortunate Dartmouth turnover after Will Graber ’20, trying to carry the puck out of his own zone, collided with linesman Glen Cooke. The Dutchmen would add two more goals in the first, followed by four in the second and one in the third. Forward Spencer Foo was the highlight player of the evening for the visitors. Foo recorded a hat trick on two second-period goals and a power play goal in the third, becoming the fourth player in Union’s program history to reach 100 career points.

Foo’s first goal of the second period chased goalie Buffalo from the contest after he surrendered five goals in just 26 minutes of action. Buffalo made 19 saves before giving way to Adrian Clark ’20, who registered 12 stops in the remaining 34 minutes of play. On the other end, Union’s Jake Kuspky, playing just his second game in 95 days, made 45 saves to earn the victory.

Dartmouth found light midway through the second period when Strong scored his eighth of the season. The Big Green played the final 10 minutes of the third stanza with noticeably more energy, finally winning possession battles in the corners and creating more quality scoring opportunities. The hustle down the stretch showed, as Troy Crema scored twice in the final eight minutes, and the Green and White outshot Union 20-5 in the final period.

Despite the final score, the Big Green outshot the Dutchmen 48-39. Union’s power play unit was outstanding, finishing 4-for-5, while Dartmouth’s man-up unit finished 0-for-3 in a chippy game that featured 12 total penalties.

Dartmouth returns to action this Friday evening on the road at Brown University, before facing off at Yale University on Saturday evening.

Women's Ice Hockey

Eleni Tebano ’17’s first game helped the Big Green to a 4-0 win at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Friday, Dartmouth’s first victory since mid-January. The senior assistant captain from Glastonbury, Connecticut recorded Dartmouth’s first and third goals of the evening and assisted on Christina Rombaut ’20’s tally to record three points in the contest, a career best.

Dartmouth improved to 6-19 overall, 4-15 ECAC with the victory. Tebano got Dartmouth on the board at the 18:28 marker in the first period, beating Engineers’ goalie Lovisa Selander, with the assists going to Cecilia Lopez ’20 and Emma Korbs ’17.

Despite being tasked with holding off an RPI 5-on-3 for almost over two minutes deep in the second period, the Dartmouth penalty kill unit held strong and kept the Engineers off the scoresheet. Rombaut then made the Engineers pay by scoring her fourth goal of the season to put the Big Green up by two heading into the final period.

Dartmouth went up by three on Tebano’s second of the evening 5:32 into the final stanza. Captain Mackenzie St. Onge ’17 added the icing to the cake with an empty netter at the 16:09 marker. Overall, nine different Big Green players recorded points on the evening. Dartmouth was outshot 32-23 but managed to kill off all five RPI power plays. The Big Green finished 0-for-3 on its man advantage opportunities.

On Saturday afternoon at Union College, the Big Green lacked the stellar performance it needed to carry themselves to a second road win of the weekend. Just as it seemed that the game was headed to overtime, Union’s Alli Devins put the Big Green away with just 1:06 remaining in the third period, breaking a 1-1 tie and lifting the Duutchwomen to a 2-1 victory at Messa Rink. Devins’ winner dropped the Big Green to 6-20 overall, 4-16 ECAC. Union got on the board just 52 seconds into the game when Cheyenne Harris knocked in her own rebound past Dartmouth netminder Robyn Chemago ’17.

Dartmouth got the equalizer in the power play later in the period on Hailey Noronha ’18’s of her career, with St. Onge and Korbs recording the assists. Noronha’s goal marked the first power play goal for the Big Green in over a month. Dartmouth nearly got ahead 13:35 into the final stanza on Devon Moir ’17’s apparent tally, but her goal was waved off, and the game remained scoreless until Devins’ game winner as the clock wound down.

Chemago did her best to keep Dartmouth in the game throughout the evening, making 21 saves in the loss. The Big Green finished with a 39-23 advantage in shots, and finished 1-for-4 on the power play. Dartmouth returns to Thompson Arena next weekend for its final home series of the season.

The Big Green will host Brown University on Friday evening, before squaring up against Yale University on Saturday afternoon.

Currently, the Big Green is in 10th place in the conference with eight points. Clarkson University is currently in first with 36 points and is followed by St. Lawrence University, who has 32 points. The only Ivy League foe Dartmouth is currently ahead of is Brown, who is in 11th place with six points. Cornell is in third place with 30 points while Princeton is in fifth place with 26 points.

Tennis

The men’s tennis team was scheduled to host Texas Christian University on Friday and Southern Methodist University on Saturday, but both matches were cancelled due to snow. On Friday, the men will travel to Princeton, New Jersey to compete in the ECAC Winter Championship.

The women’s tennis team beat Brown University 4-1 and Columbia University 4-0 over the weekend to win the Eastern College Athletic Conference Indoor Championships. On Saturday against Brown, Dartmouth lost the doubles point but bounced back to win its first four singles matches and clinch the win. Taylor Ng ’17, Racquel Lyn ’20 and Allison McCann ’20 won in straight sets for the Big Green. Julia Schroeder ’18 and Lyn defeated the Bears’ Maddie Stearns and Mariska Chamdani 6-2.

Sunday versus Columbia, Dartmouth earned a 4-0 shutout victory to improve to 7-0 on the season. After winning the doubles point, Ng, Lyn and Chuyang Guan ’20 won in straight sets to win the championship. The team plays the College of William and Mary this Saturday and Virginia Commonwealth University on Sunday.

Skiing

Over the weekend, Dartmouth hosted 14 other teams in the annual Dartmouth Winter Carnival over the weekend but finished second to rival University of Vermont. The Catamounts won the carnival with 884 points, besting Dartmouth’s 869 by a mere 15 points. Alpine skier Thomas Woolson ’17 was in position to finish first in the men’s slalom, but a video review disqualified him for brushing one of the gates. This was the Big Green’s first second place finish in a carnival this season, having won all of its previous carnivals.

The Big Green finished first in the women’s giant slalom and men’s 3x5-kilometer freestyle relay. Individually, Fabian Stocek ’17 won the men’s 10-kilometer freestyle with a time of 27:25.3, and Abby Drach ’20 finished second in the women’s 5-kilometer freestyle in 15:38.4. The Dartmouth ski teams will compete in the Middlebury Carnival next weekend.

Squash

On Wednesday, No. 8 Dartmouth shutout No. 17 Williams College at home. Carson Spahr ’19, Brandon De Otaduy ’20, Sam Epley ’19, Glen Brickman ’17, Jack Harvey ’18, Brian Giegerich ’18 and Drew Monroe ’20 all cruised to decisive three-game victories.

On Friday, Dartmouth was unable to replicate its dominant performance from earlier in the week, falling to the away team No. 9 Yale University 7-2. The Big Green got off to a brilliant start, with both De Otaduy and Epley securing wins with respective final scores of 11-8, 11-8, 12-10 and 11-13, 12-10, 12-10, 6-11, 11-7. However, the team then lost the next seven matches. Nick Harrington ’17 and Brickman were both defeated in close five-game matches. After a 9-0 win against No.20 Brown University on Sunday, the Big Green is now 7-7.

The women’s squash team had a busy week with four matches. On Wednesday, the team dominated No. 10 Williams 8-1 at home. The sole loss was by Janel Gaube ’18 by a score of 11-5, 11-6, 11-4. Annie Blasberg ’20, Zainab Molani ’18, Junnat Anwar ’20 and Emma Roberts ’19 all defeated their opponents 3-0.

On Friday and Saturday, the Big Green was shut out by No. 5 Yale and No. 6 Stanford University 9-0 in both games. After a lackluster start, the team was unable to gain momentum in either of the two games. Against the Cardinal, Blasberg, Gaube and Roberts went to four games but could not finish with a win. Against Yale, Gaube and Roberts managed to take their matches to four games but could not secure a victory. In both the matches, no one on the Big Green was able to stretch her opponent to five games. After topping Brown 8-1 on Sunday, the Big Green is now 5-8.

Track & Field

On Saturday, the Dartmouth men’s indoor track and field team competed Saturday at Boston University’s Valentine Invitational. In the 500-meter dash, Amos Cariati ’18 secured third for the Big Green with a time of 1:03.70. Zachary Plante ’18 finished second and 15th overall. In the 60-meter hurdles, Alex Frye ’17 led the Big Green by finishing in sixth with a time of 8.27 seconds. In the same event, Alec Eschholz ’19 and Parker Johnson ’19 tied for 10th, while Nico Robinson ’17 finished in 20th place. In the 1-mile run, Pat Gregory ’18 led the way with a sixth place finish and a time of 4.02.20. It was his personal best and the 10th best time in Dartmouth history.

The Big Green also had solid performances across the board in field events. In the long jump, Hendric Tronsson ’20 placed seventh with a 22-8.5 feet/6.92 meter jump. In the weight throw, Timothy Breenan ’17 took third with a toss of 59-10.5 feet/18.25 meter. In the pole vault, Benjamin Ose ’19 and Samuel Siegel ’19 finished in ninth and 10th, respectively.

The women’s indoor track and field team also competed at BU’s Valentine Invitational. Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20 had an outstanding day, securing second place for the Big Green in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.49s and third in the 60-meter dash in 7.62s. Bridget Flynn ’18 finished with a time of 2.09.42, placing her in fifth in the 800-meter run. Abby Livingston ’18, Aliyah Gallup ’17 and Alexa Jennings ’19 followed up by finishing in 10th, 11th and 15th out of 143 total participants, respectively. In the 500-meter dash, Claire Dougherty ’20 secured second in an impressive 1:14.58. Nicole Deblasio ’19 was the top finisher for the Big Green in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 25.07s for a 16th place overall finish. Helen Schlachtenhaufen ’17 finished with a time of 4.40.79, placing her in 11th in the 1-mile run.

On the field side, the highlight of the day came from Julia Valenti ’20 in the pole vault. Valenti finished in second by jumping 12-5.50 feet/3.80 meters. Shanthi Hiremath ’20 followed up with a solid 11-11.75 feet/3.65-meter jump, placing her in fourth place.

Basketball

On Friday night, the men’s basketball team fell to Yale University 73-64 on the road. Dartmouth cut Yale’s lead to five points early in the second half, but Yale rallied to a game-high 19-point lead with 11 minutes left in the game. Evan Boudreaux ’19, the only Dartmouth player to score in double figures, led the Big Green with 15 points. Dartmouth fell to 4-16 overall and 1-6 in the Ivy League, while the Bulldogs improved to 14-6 overall and 6-1 in the league.

The men returned to action Saturday night against Brown University, winning 77-74 to earn its second conference win of the season. Mike Fleming ’17 tallied a career-high 17 points, including a game-winning 3-pointer with just under a minute left to seal the win for the Big Green. Boudreaux scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while playing a team-high 37 minutes. Dartmouth plays Cornell University and Columbia University this Friday and Saturday in Hanover.

The women’s basketball team dropped its third straight game Saturday night against Yale. The women led by one point at the end of the third quarter, but managed only eight points in the fourth quarter, en route to a 57-50 loss. Olivia Smith ’18 led the Big Green with 16 points and nine rebounds. Fanni Szabo ’17 and Isalys Quiñones ’19 scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, in support. Yale improved to 11-9 overall and 2-5 in the conference. The team returns to action this Friday against Cornell University and Saturday against Columbia University, both on the road. On Sunday, the women dropped their second match of the weekend, losing to Brown 65-62 at Leede Arena. Now, the women’s basketball team is 6-15 overall and 1-7 in the league.