The Weekend Roundup: Week 2
Field hockey fell to non-conference rivals University of Vermont 5-2 on Friday and the University of Maine 5-3 on Sunday. On Friday, Gemma Bautista ’19 and Kira Koehler ’21 each notched goals in the first half after the two teams went into intermission tied at two apiece. However, the second half saw the Catamounts take the lead for good. Morgan Philie ’18 and Evie Bird ’19 each picked up an assist.
On Sunday, Katie Spanos ’20 scored two goals and Carmen Braceras ’20 added one goal in the 5-3 loss. Hailey Valerio ’19 made eight saves, while Philie made one defensive save. Maine finished the way outshooting the Big Green 20-6 and held a 10-2 advantage on corners.
Football opened its season with a resounding 38-7 victory against Stetson University away at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium in DeLand, Florida this past Saturday.
Dartmouth looked strong on both offense and defense, dominating the rushing game while holding Stetson to one touchdown. Running backs Rashaad Cooper ’19 and Ryder Stone ’18 had 97 and 96 yards rushing, respectively, while Jack Heneghan ’18 threw for 71 yards, including a 27-yard completion.
The game was scoreless through the first quarter after the Big Green fumbled twice in their own territory, but the team was able to prevent Stetson from gaining any ground.
In the second quarter, Heneghan rushed for 29 yards and Cooper carried it into the end zone to get the Big Green on the board. Stetson responded quickly with a touchdown of its own to tie the game, but kicker David Smith ’18 put Dartmouth in the lead for good with a 25-yard field goal. Jared Gerbino ’20, Cam Poole ’18, D.J. Avery ’20 and Matt Shearin ’19 all contributed touchdowns in the second half.
The men’s golf team opened the season with a fifth-place finish out of 16 teams at the Cornell Invitational. At the par-71 Robert Trent Jones Golf course in Ithaca, the Big Green opened with a three-over-par 287, the fourth-best round of the day. In the next round, the team climbed the leaderboard to second overall, leading the field with a 285. But a third-round 289 dropped the team down three spots. James Turner ’21 and Riley Griffin ’20 each shot a one-over (214) to lead the team with Will Bednarz ’20 one shot behind. Ian Kelsey ’18 was eight shots behind Bednarz to round out Dartmouth’s squad. The Big Green finished ahead of Columbia University and Brown University, two teams which Dartmouth beat out at the Ivy League Championship last year, as well as the University of Pennsylvania.
Dartmouth traveled to three regattas for the second week in a row, heading to the Nevins Trophy at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the Hatch Brown Trophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Stu Nelson regatta at Connecticut College.
The Big Green finished the Nevins Trophy in 11th out of 20 competing teams. Dartmouth had 21 single-digit finishes in a total of 45 races. Georgetown University ran away with the victory, finishing with a total of 284 to the Big Green’s 450.
There was no wind on the Charles River on Saturday, so the field of 20 teams ran just three races in the A, B and C divisions. The Big Green finished in the top five in all three A division races, but double-digit finishes in all B and C races meant Dartmouth finished the weekend in 10th.
The Big Green had its best performance of the weekend at the Stu Nelson regatta on the Thames River in Connecticut. The field of 18 raced six races in both divisions on Saturday under a southeast breeze, with Dartmouth picking up two wins and eight top-10 finishes. Dartmouth took third and fifth in its two races on Sunday to finish in sixth place overall.
Men’s soccer improved to 2-2 with a 1-0 win over the University of Massachusetts Amherst in its home opener on Tuesday. It was the fourth straight 1-0 game for the Big Green, and this time the lone goal came on a free kick in the 17th minute. Dawson McCartney ’21 lofted a free kick from the right side toward the front of the goal to Wyatt Omsberg ’18. Goalkeeper Christopher Palacios ’21 was not forced to save any of the Minutemen’s four shots.
The offensive floodgates opened on Saturday night in a 5-0 road win against the College of the Holy Cross. The Big Green went up 2-0 inside the first 10 minutes with goals from Noah Paravicini ’19 and Omsberg, both assisted by Justin Donawa ’19. In the 37th minute, Matt Danilack ’18 scored his first of the season off a rebound from the Holy Cross goalkeeper. The All-Ivy midfielder got a second unassisted goal five minutes into the second half. Eduvie Ikoba ’19’s goal in the 75th minute, his first of the season, iced the win. Dartmouth outshot Holy Cross 11-3 as Palacios earned his second clean sheet of the season.
In a rainy road game at Northeastern University, the Big Green matched the Huskies goal for goal through the first half but could not answer the home team in the second half. Northeastern’s Kayla Cappuzzo scored the first goal of the game in the 12th minute. Five minutes later, the Big Green’s Remy Borinsky ’19 responded on a free kick from 30 yards out, and the teams took a 1-1 tie to halftime. Northeastern broke things open again in the 61st minute when Kerri Zerfoss headed a Taylor Caparo corner into the back of the net. Northeastern continued to have opportunities on set pieces and connected on another in the 83rd minute to put the game away. The Huskies put offensive pressure on the Big Green all game, finishing with seven corner kicks to Dartmouth’s zero and 17 shots to Dartmouth’s 10. Bianca Ribi ’18 and Borinsky led the Big Green with three shots apiece. Meanwhile in net, Mariel Gordon ’21 had eight saves.
Women’s tennis opened its season this weekend at the Tribe Invitational in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dartmouth faced Old Dominion University, William and Mary College, and Iowa University over the three-day tournament. On Friday versus Old Dominion, Dartmouth struggled in its opening match of the season, losing all three doubles sets and all six singles matches. Abigail Chiu ’21 played the match of the day, falling 7-6, 4-6, 7-5 to Old Dominion’s Victoria Olivarez. Allison McCann ’20 also fought to three sets before losing.
The Big Green returned to action Saturday against host William and Mary in an extended match that featured five doubles sets, eight singles matches and two exhibition singles sets. Julia Schroeder ’18 and Maddie Hwang ’21 were the lone Dartmouth pair to win in doubles, besting the Williams and Mary No. 3 doubles team. Chiu played a very efficient match, winning 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 3 singles spot. Racquel Lyn ’20 won her first match of the season 5-7, 6-4, 6-0. Hwang also won her singles match, and Shannon Mukerji ’18 won her exhibition set.
Dartmouth closed out the Tribe Invitational against Iowa on Sunday morning and played its best tennis of the weekend. Lyn and McCann won their doubles set, but the Big Green fell in the other two doubles sets, yielding the doubles point to the Hawkeyes. Dartmouth fared better in singles, winning six of seven matches. Kristina Mathis ’18, Schroeder, Chiu, Lyn, Hwang and McCann won for Dartmouth.
Dartmouth returns to the courts on Thursday at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Oracle Masters in Malibu, California.
Women’s volleyball traveled to Durham, New Hampshire on Friday to compete in the Holly Young Invitational, hosted by the University of New Hampshire. The Big Green began the invitational against the University of Rhode Island, falling in a tight five-set battle. Dartmouth started well, winning the first and third sets to position itself for a win. Rhode Island recovered in the fourth set, winning 25-20, before ultimately besting Dartmouth 15-11 in the 5th set. Sara Lindquist ’18 led Dartmouth with 16 kills.
On Saturday, Dartmouth played Siena College, winning in straight sets 25-22, 25-18, 25-18. Mallen Bischoff ’21 led the Big Green with 14 kills and 10 digs, earning her first collegiate double-double. Tori Dozier ’21 had 18 assists in the game.
In its second game of the day, Dartmouth played host UNH, falling 25-19, 25-23, 25-17. Dozier had another strong performance with 23 assists, 10 digs and a .500 hitting percentage. Maddy Schoenberger ’20 led the Big Green with 11 digs.
Dartmouth’s record moved to 4-5 in non-conference play. The team will play Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the conference-opener on Friday.