The Weekend Roundup: Week Four
The baseball team played two days of doubleheaders against Brown University, taking three of the four games.
On Saturday, the team dominated both games against Brown with final scores of 5-1 and 7-1. In game one, Matt Feinstein ’19 led the team to drive in three runs, and Michael Danielak ’16 pitched a complete game that featured four strikeouts. The Big Green scored four runs in the second inning and played solid defense to secure the victory. In the second game, the Big Green faced an early scare after the Bears loaded the bases with two singles and a hit batsman in the first. However, the team managed to escape the first inning having only given up one run. From there, the Big Green rallied to score five by the end of the third inning and never looked back.
On Sunday, the team won the first game 3-1 off of a two-run home run from Michael Ketchmark ’17 in the top of the fourth. Beau Sulser ’16 pitched a complete game, conceding one run off of five hits with eight strikeouts. The Big Green lost the second game of the doubleheader, 9-8, in extra innings. Brown got off to a strong start with a four-run first inning, but Dartmouth evened the score at 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth. After both teams traded three runs in the ninth inning, highlighted by a three-run home run from Mike Brown ’19, Brown’s Josh Huntley hit an RBI single up the middle to give the Bears the go-ahead run.
Men’s lacrosse allowed a 5-3 halftime lead over No. 13 Princeton University slip away as the visiting Tigers used a strong second half to come away with a 16-6 victory. The Big Green, coming off just its second win of the season over the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, played perhaps its best half of the season but fell to 2-9 overall and 0-4 in Ivy League play.
Jack Forrest ’20 scored his first collegiate goal at the 8:34 mark of the first quarter to open the scoring for Dartmouth. Tallies from Richie Loftus ’18, Ben Martin ’20 and a pair from Jack Korzelius ’18 gave Dartmouth a 5-3 lead heading into the half, but the Big Green could only put one more past Princeton goalie Tyler Blaisdell in the second half. Blaisdell made eight saves in the contest before Jon Levine was given the final 3:42 of the fourth quarter. Griffin Miller ’19 got the start in net for Dartmouth and made two saves before being lifted for George Christopher ’20, who had 13 saves in 48 minutes of action. Head coach Brendan Callahan turned to Miller again for the final six minutes of play, in which the sophomore registered two more saves.
The Big Green will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to take on the University of Pennsylvania next Saturday at 1 p.m.
The women’s lacrosse team proved unable to capitalize on a record-setting performance by Kathryn Giroux ’19, succumbing to No. 8 Cornell University 14-12 on Saturday at Scully-Fahey Field. Giroux set the Dartmouth record for draw controls in a single game with 13, eclipsing her previous record of 12 set in the Big Green’s victory at Siena College earlier this season. However, Giroux’s performance could not prevent the Big Red offense from mounting a big second half run to drop the Big Green to 5-7 overall and 0-5 in Ivy League play.
Courtney Weisse ’17 led Dartmouth’s offensive attack, matching her career high of five goals in a game. Kellen D’Alleva ’19, Cara DePippo ’18, Elizabeth Mastrio ’19, Katie Bourque ’20 and Ellie Carson ’20 all joined Weisse on the scoresheet in an effort that came up just short.
In net, Kiera Vrindten ’20 continued her stellar play, stopping 14 shots. The Big Green also led the Big Red in ground balls 18-15 but was outshot 37-26.
Dartmouth will host the State University of New York, Albany for a midweek tilt before heading to Yale University to take on the Bulldogs on Saturday.
The No. 8 men’s heavyweight rowing team defeated No. 6 Boston University for the first time in 13 years for the Bill Cup on the Charles River on Saturday morning. The Big Green’s first varsity boat edged the Terriers’ by half a second, crossing the line with a time of 5:57.2 to BU’s 5:57.7, with Rutgers University finishing third in 6:28.4. Dartmouth was second in the second, third and fourth varsity races, finishing less than five seconds behind BU in all three races.
The No. 10 men’s lightweight rowing also raced on the Charles on Saturday for the Biglin Bowl against No. 3 Harvard University and the No. 12 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the first varsity race, the Big Green finished second in 6:39.9 to Harvard’s 6:29.9, while MIT finished third in 6:45.2. In the second varsity race, Dartmouth edged MIT for second place, 6:50.5 to 6:50.7. Harvard’s second varsity boat posted the fastest time of the day with 6:27.3. Dartmouth also finished second in 6:39.7 in the third varsity race and third in the fourth varsity race in 6:56.9.
Women’s rowing raced No. 15 Radcliffe, Harvard’s women’s rowing team, and No. 17 Syracuse University at the O’Leary Cup in Saratoga Springs, New York. The Big Green finished third in the first varsity eights race in 6:41.7, with Syracuse winning in 6:23.9 and Harvard-Radcliffe in second in 6:28.9. Dartmouth also raced in the second and third varsity eight races, finishing third in both. In the varsity fours, Dartmouth finished in 7:46.2 behind the Orange (7:32.7) and Harvard-Radcliffe (7:34.5). The Big Green was also third in the second and third varsity fours.
Last week Sunday, the women’s rugby team traveled to Providence, Rhode Island to compete in a 7’s tournament hosted by Brown University. At the tournament, Danielle Ramsay ’19, Frankie Sands ’20, Kat Ramage ’19 and Morgan McGonagle ’18 received National Intercollegiate Rugby Association honors, with Ramsay, Sands and Ramage being named to the All-American team and McGonagle receiving honorable mention.
This past Saturday, the team traveled to Brunswick, Maine for a development match against Bowdoin College, losing 39-5. The Polar Bears opened the game with possession and scored the first try and conversion kick.
The team will host and compete in the Ivy 7’s Championship this upcoming Sunday at Brophy Field.
The Big Green sent a contingent to compete at the Owen/Mosbacher/Knapp Trophies at Yale University, where the 18 competing teams struggled with a lack of wind on the first day of competition, managing only four races apiece in the A and B divisions. Dartmouth was tied for tenth when Saturday’s racing concluded. The regatta picked up speed on Sunday with 18 additional races. Propelled by eight top-five finishes on the final day, the Big Green finished the regatta in eighth, behind Harvard University, Brown University and two Yale teams.
Dartmouth also took 13th in the Thompson Trophy, hosted by Connecticut College. The 18-team field sailed 39 races in a steady west-southwest breeze. Dartmouth notched nine top-five finishes across the A, B and C divisions but finished in the bottom five in 15 races. Yale won the trophy.
The softball team played four games against Brown University over the weekend, sweeping all four.
On Saturday, the softball team won 5-1 in the first game and 4-3 in the second game. In the first game, Breanna Ethridge ’18 pitched a complete game, giving up just one run on three hits through seven innings and recording eight strikeouts. The Big Green broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth with four runs. In game two, Maddie Damore ’17 hit a walk-off two-run blast for her team-leading fifth homer of the season. The Bears had led 3-2 going into the bottom of the seventh.
On Sunday, the Big Green won 13-5 in five innings, highlighted by a six-run second inning and a five-run fourth inning. Ethridge again pitched a complete game, giving up five runs on five hits, while Morgan Martinelli ’19 contributed four RBIs. Martinelli was again the star in the second game, hitting two home runs and driving in six to lead Dartmouth to a 7-5 victory.
On Saturday, the men’s tennis team fell to No. 25 Cornell University at home 4-2. Dartmouth secured the doubles point with riveting 7-6 victories in both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles’ positions, but was unable to match the same level of play in singles. Only Charlie Broom ’20 emerged with a victory, defeating Cornell’s Sinclair 6-3, 6-4. The team had a pair of games on Sunday, facing No. 25 Columbia University at 1 p.m. and Hofstra University at 5 p.m. Against the Lions, George Wall ’17 and David Horneffer ’20 lost the deciding doubles match after pushing their Columbia opponents. Despite a victory from Wall at No. 4 singles, losses from Broom, Fliegner and Horneffer gave the match to the Lions. Dartmouth rebounded by dismantling Hofstra a few hours later. After taking the doubles point, victories from Roko Glasnovic ’19, Paul Midgley ’18 and Ciro Riccardi ’18 clinched the win for Dartmouth 4-0.
On Friday, the women’s tennis team pulled out a 4-3 victory over Cornell at the Reis Tennis Center. Facing a 3-0 deficit after dropping the doubles point and the No. 4 and No. 5 singles matches, the Big Green rallied for a dramatic comeback. Taylor Ng ’17, Jacqueline Crawford ’17 and Kristina Mathis ’18 won their matches to tie it up at 3-3. In the deciding match, Allison McCann ’20, unfazed by the immense pressure, defeated Cornell’s Madison Stevens despite dropping the first set.
On Saturday, the team defeated Columbia 5-2 at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center in its final road match of the regular season. Dartmouth lost the doubles point, but Racquel Lyn ’20, Crawford, Mathis, McCann and Ng all won their singles matches to give the Big Green the victory.
Track and Field
On Friday, the men’s track and field team hosted the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, the University of Vermont and Hartford University at Memorial Field, claiming first overall with 205 points. In the hammer throw, Colin Minor ’18 and Timothy Brennan ’17 finished in first and second with scores of 199-01 feet/60.68 meters and 193-04 ft/58.92m, respectively. The meet featured several other first-place finishes from Big Green athletes. Corey Muggler ’17 took first in the long jump with a finish of 23-04.50 ft/7.12m. Lucas Ribeiro ’19 secured the win in the discus with a throw of 169-10 ft/51.78m, Max Cosculluela ’17 won the pole vault with a leap of 15-09.00 ft/4.80m, Hendric Tronsson ’20 took first in the triple jump on his third attempt of 45-08.00 ft/13.92m and Ethan Ruh ’20 led the other competitors in the shot put with an impressive 50-09.25 ft/15.47m throw. Dartmouth also benefitted from one-two finishes from Parker Johnson ’19 (14.62s) and Alex Frye ’17 (14.78s) in the 110-meter hurdles, Amos Cariati ’18 (48.98s) and Phil Gomez ’17 (49.14s) in the 400-meter dash and Michael Thurston ’20 (1:53.28) and Reed Horton ’19 (1:54.83) in the 800-meter run.
The women’s team hosted the same three visiting teams on Friday, taking first overall with 223.5 points. In total, 11 individual members won events to secure the dominating total number of points. Julia Stevenson ’20 won the 3000-meter steeplechase, Amelia Ali ’19 the hammer throw, Meg Tuthill ’20 the 1500-meter run, Abby Feeney ’17 the 100-meter hurdles, Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20 the 100-meter dash, Aliyah Gallup ’17 in the 800-meter run, Nicole Deblasio ’19 in the 200-meter dash, Maria Garman ’19 in the high jump, Katy Sprout ’17 in the 400-meter hurdles, Bridget Douglas ’18 in the javelin and Angela Ortlieb ’19 in the 5000-meter run.