The Weekend Roundup: Week Six

by Evan Morgan , Jonathan Katzman , Mark Cui and Nathan Albrinck | 5/1/17 1:30am

Ishaan Jajodia | The Dartmouth


Lacrosse

The women’s lacrosse team concluded its 2017 campaign with a 12-8 victory over visiting Brown University on Saturday afternoon. With seven in her final game of the season, Kathryn Giroux ’19 broke the Ivy League record for draw controls in a single season with 108, surpassing the previous record of 104 held by Yale University’s Nicole Daniggelis. Taryn Deck ’17 led the Big Green on the scoresheet with four goals. Kierra Sweeney ’19, Cara DePippo ’18 and Elizabeth Mastrio ’19 also found the back of the net two times each. Dartmouth jumped out to a 9-3 lead at halftime and did not let Brown within five throughout the second half as Kiera Vrindten ’20 kept the Bears at bay with 14 saves.

The men’s lacrosse team saw its 2017 season end in a disappointing 20-5 loss to Brown. Having earned a spot in the four-team Ivy League tournament, the Bears shook off two early Big Green goals by David Gallagher ’20 before scoring four in the first period and three in the second. Gallagher was Dartmouth’s offensive leader all afternoon, scoring four goals to give him a season-total of six. Gallagher’s classmate Ben Martin ’20 added a goal and an assist to the Dartmouth’s offense, which took a mere 24 shots to the Bears’ 59.

Hollye Swinehart | The Dartmouth

Baseball

The baseball team played back-to-back games against Harvard University on Saturday, winning the first 2-1 but falling in the second 7-6. In the first game, Kyle Holbrook ’18 and Michael Calamari ’20 led the Big Green’s offense, each hitting a solo home run. Michael Danielak ’16 pitched a stellar game, allowing one run on three hits while striking out seven batters. In the second game, Dartmouth got off to a fast start, leading the Crimson 6-1 by the end of the seventh inning. However, Harvard exploded for six runs in the eighth inning to take the win.

The team followed up with another doubleheader against Harvard on Sunday. The Big Green took the first game of the day 3-0 thanks to a stellar performance by Beau Sulser ’16, who held the Crimson to two hits and struck out eight batters. Nate Ostmo ’19 contributed a two-run double in the second to put Dartmouth in the lead for the rest of the game. Later in the day, the Big Green fell to Harvard, 8-7, thanks to a walk-off single from Harvard’s Austin Black. Going into the ninth inning, Dartmouth was down 6-5 but responded with two runs in the top of the ninth. The Big Green received two-run home runs from both Dustin Shirley ’18 and Trevor Johnson ’20.

Rowing

No. 6 heavyweight rowing wrapped up its regular season Saturday by winning the Packard Cup against No. 7 Syracuse University on the Onondaga Lake Outlet in Syracuse, New York. The Big Green swept all three varsity eight races as well as the varsity four race. In the first varsity eight race, Dartmouth beat Syracuse 5:58.6 to 6:01.2. This was the fourth time in five years that the Big Green took home the Packard Cup.

Women’s rowing beat Cornell University, winning the Parents’ Cup at the Cayuga Outlet on Saturday. The Big Green won by finishing first in the first varsity eight race, completing the course in 6:50.6, eight seconds ahead of Cornell. The Big Red took victories in the second and third varsity eight race. But the Big Green also won the varsity four race.

No. 9 men’s lightweight rowing placed second in all three races at the Baggaley Bowl against Cornell at the Cayuga Lake Inlet. The closest race of the day was the second varsity, in which Dartmouth was 10 seconds behind the Big Red.

Rugby

The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association Sevens Championship, held yesterday at Brophy Field, ended with the Big Green on top.

Dartmouth opened pool play with three consecutive victories: 27-0 over American International College, 34-12 over West Chester University and 10-5 over the United States Military Academy. After a 10-7 loss to Harvard University, the Big Green ended pool play in a three-way tie and advanced to the final against Army on points differential. Dartmouth beat defending champion Army for a second time 19-12 to win the cup.

Nick Samel | The Dartmouth

Softball

 On Saturday, the softball team played two games against Harvard University, falling in both with final scores of 7-6 and 9-2. In the first game, both teams were held scoreless for the first three innings. However, the Crimson broke the game wide open with a three-run homer in the fourth inning. Despite being down 7-1 by the bottom of the seventh, the Big Green never gave up, scoring five straight runs. With two outs and a runner at third, Tiffany Dyson ’18 had a chance to complete the comeback but ultimately struck out. Breanna Ethridge ’18 pitched five innings, giving up five runs on eight hits while striking out three. In the second game, Ethridge again started for Dartmouth, and it was once again a scoreless affair for the initial few innings. But Harvard struck in the fifth inning, scoring five runs to put the game out of reach.

Needing two wins to stay alive in the North division, Dartmouth was swept by Harvard again on Sunday. In the first game, the Big Green went up 2-0 on RBI singles in the second and fourth innings, but Harvard jumped back in front with a pair of home runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Crimson launched another three-run blast in the fifth, and the game ultimately finished 8-4 in favor of Harvard. In the second game, Harvard leapt in front of Dartmouth with a huge second inning which saw the Crimson put up seven runs. Dartmouth couldn’t muster any offense, and a Harvard home run in the fifth inning ended the game via the run rule. The North Division title goes to Harvard for the second consecutive year, making the 8-0 loss Dartmouth’s final game of the season.

Track & Field

On Thursday and Saturday, the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the non-scoring Penn Relays. On Thursday, Bridget Flynn ’18, Claire Dougherty ’20, Bridget O’Neill ’18 and Helen Schlachtenhaufen ’17 placed 11th in the distance medley relay championship of America with a time of 11:28.16. On Saturday, Trevor Colby ’19, Phil Gomez ’17, Henry Raymond ’20 and Pat Gregory ’18 placed third in the 4x800-meter College relay in 7:30.31.

On Saturday, both teams competed in the University of Massachusetts pre-conference meet. The men took first place out of seven teams with a total of 159 points, receiving first place in five events, including the hammer throw, 400-meter hurdles, discus, 110-meter hurdles and 800-meter. The women finished third out of the seven at the meet. Several members of the team finished in first place. Lyndsi Ross-Trevor ’18 won the pole vault by clearing 3.25 meters/10-08.00 feet, Nicole Deblasio ’19 won the 100-meters with a 12.10 second finish, Katy Sprout ’17 took first in the 400-meter hurdles and Angela Ortlieb ’19 took first in the 5000-meter run. The women’s 4x400-meter relay team rounded out the scoring by securing first with a time of 4:01.17.