The Weekend Roundup: Week 3
The Big Green thrilled a crowd of 7,094 on Saturday with a 27-26 overtime win over No. 25 Holy Cross University. The game looked to swing the Crusaders’ way when they scored a touchdown with three seconds left in the fourth quarter. But defensive end Jeremiah Douchee ’17 blocked the extra point attempt to send the game to overtime. Dartmouth and Holy Cross traded touchdowns, and when the Crusaders elected to go for an all-or-nothing two-point conversion, linebacker Jake Moen ’19 made the critical tackle to win the game for the Big Green.
Dartmouth opened up the scoring on its second drive, beginning at the Holy Cross 48-yard line and finishing with a Jack Heneghan ’18 touchdown pass to Emory Thompson ’18. Holy Cross scored on the first play of the second quarter to tie things up 7-7. By the end of the second frame, the Crusaders had taken a 14-13 lead which held up until nearly the end of the third quarter. With 1:30 remaining in the third quarter, Holy Cross returner Damion Baker muffed a punt and Danny McManus ’17 fell on it. Two plays later, Ryder Stone ’18 scampered 44 yards to put the Big Green back on top.
Midway through the fourth quarter, the Crusaders mounted a long drive that sputtered just inside the red zone. The field goal unit came for a 32-yard attempt only to have the kick blocked by Douchee. Dartmouth went three-and-out on the ensuing drive to set up the Holy Cross’ last-second game-tying touchdown.
Heneghan hit 18 of his 25 throws for 147 yard along with a pair of touchdowns. The Big Green gained 203 yards on the ground, led by 103 from Stone’s 17 carries. Eric Meile ’18 and Jack Traynor ’19 topped the stat sheet for the Dartmouth defense with 11 tackles each, including Traynor’s first career sack.
The win is Dartmouth’s ninth straight nonconference victory and its second win over a ranked opponent in as many seasons. Next up is the Ivy League opener for the Big Green at 2-0 University of Pennsylvania on Friday.
Men’s and women’s cross country
The Big Green men’s and women’s cross country teams took on a host of some of the top cross country programs in the country Friday afternoon at Boston College’s Coast-to-Coast Invitational at Franklin Park. The women’s team finished fourth in the 22-team field with 132 team points, while the men’s team finished ninth with 247 points.
Olivia Lantz ’19 built on her win at the Maribel Sanchez Souther Invitational with a 10th place finish, finishing the 5-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 30 seconds. Right behind her was first-year Ella Ketchum ’21, 15th in 17:35. Rounding out the scoring runners for the Big Green was the trio of Bridget O’Neill ’18 in 31st (17:57), Bridget Flynn ’18 in 37th (18:03) and Leigh Moffett ’18 in 39th (18:06). Abby Livingston ’18 and Lily Anderson ’19 were the sixth and seventh runners for the Big Green, with Livingston in 44th with a time of 18:12 and Anderson in 48th with 18:14.
The top five finishers of the men’s team finished with a 16-second spread between them. Leading the way was Pat Gregory ’18, who completed the 8km course in 25:13 for 40th place. Close behind were Sander Kushen ’19 in 49th (25:24), Will Shafer ’18 in 52nd (25:24), Miles Irish ’18 in 55th (25:28) and Sean Laverty ’ 20 in 56th (25:29). Rounding out the top seven were Ben Szuhaj ’19 in 60th (25:33) and Quinn Cooney ’19 in 63rd (25:36).
Providence College won the women’s race while Syracuse University won the men’s race.
The volleyball team lost to Harvard University 3-1 (12-25, 25-19, 23-25, 20-25) in its Ivy League opener on Friday night.
With the loss, the Big Green fell to 4-6 on the season and 0-1 in the conference. Olympia Nagel-Caland ’21 finished with 12 kills on the day, while Tori Dozier ’20 had 35 assists. Lauren Douglas ’21 led the team with 19 digs.
The Crimson got off to a strong start in the first set and ran away with it, holding the Big Green to a .138 hitting percentage.
The second set was a different story. Dartmouth won the first point and held the lead for most of the way. Harvard tied the second set at 19 apiece, but three kills by captain Sara Lindquist ’18 gave the Big Green the second set win.
With the third set tied at 22-22, Harvard took a two-point lead, but Lindquist kept the Big Green in the game with a tip to bring the score to 24-23. However, the Crimson was able to pull out the third set win with a kill.
After falling behind early in the fourth set, Dartmouth tried to close the gap but could not fully get back, as Harvard then took the fourth set 25-20.
Co-captain Kristina Mathis ’18 traveled to Malibu, California to participate in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Oracle Masters from Thursday to Saturday. Mathis is one of 32 collegiate women’s tennis players who were invited to the tournament.
She competed in both the singles and doubles at the national event hosted by Pepperdine University and the Malibu Racquet Club. Mathis fell in the first round to the University of Oklahoma’s Lily Miyazaki 6-2, 6-4. This loss placed her in the consolation singles bracket, where she defeated Michelle Lui of Seattle University 6-3, 6-2. On Saturday, Mathis played Northern Kentucky University’s Margita Sunjic and won 6-0, 6-4.
On Sunday, after losing the first set, Mathis came back to defeat the University of Denver’s Julia O’Loughlin 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2. In mixed doubles, Mathis and Columbia University’s Victor Pham advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to Baylor University’s Johannes Schretter and Duke University’s Samantha Harris, 8-7 (3).
Their path to the quarterfinals included one win against Madara Straume of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Felipe Sarrasague of Elon University, and a default win over the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Sara Daavettila and Wake Forest University’s Petros Chrysochos, who withdrew due to injury.
The rugby team walloped the United States Military Academy 45-7 at Brophy Field on Saturday. Freshmen took care of most of the scoring, as Idia Ihensekhien ’21 punched in two tries and Lilly Durbin ’21 torched Army for five more.
Facing a Dartmouth side with aggressive tackling and a generous helping of line speed, Army was unable to string together many long offensive sequences. The Black Knights scored their only try on an interception in the 52nd minute.
Dartmouth, ranked No. 4 on the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association’s preseason poll, has now beaten preseason No. 1 Quinnipiac University and No. 3 Army. Ivy League play begins next week when the Big Green hosts Princeton University.
The men’s soccer team reeled off its fifth win in a row on Saturday, a 5-2 effort against the University of Vermont. Wyatt Omsberg ’18 opened the floodgates in the seventh minute, putting a loose ball into the back of the net with his right foot. Forward Tiger Graham ’21 netted his first collegiate goal 10 minutes later. A Vermont penalty kick cut Dartmouth’s lead in half, but Eduvie Ikoba ’19 added another tally before halftime. The Big Green had two more goals in the second half. Henry Stusnick ’20 made one save in his first start since the season opener.
Women’s soccer played Brown University to a scoreless tie through 90 minutes of play and 1:24 of overtime. But Brown’s Star White finished as the hero for the Bears, taking a pass in the left side of the box before launching a shot that grazed the fingertips of Mariel Gordon ’21 and went into the right side of the goal. Dartmouth was outshot 23-6, and Gordon snagged five saves in the loss.
No. 17 Princeton University shut out Dartmouth 5-0 on Saturday at Chase Field. The Princeton attack was relentless, outshooting Dartmouth 32-3 and earning 17 penalty corners to the Big Green’s two. Hailey Valerio ’19 saved eight shots from the Tigers but let in five, three in the first half and a pair in the second half.
Katie Spanos ’20, Evie Bird ’19 and Morgan Philie ’18 each recorded one shot in the loss. Dartmouth has not won its Ivy League opener since 2011.
At the Dartmouth Invitational, the opening tournament of the season and the only home tournament of the fall and spring, the women’s golf team held on to third place in a field of 11 teams. Jessica Kittelberger ’18 shot a three-over-par (147) to pace the Green and White with Maddie Nelson ’20 three shots behind. Moon Cheong ’21 was a shot behind Nelson and Isabelle Kane ’18 rounded out the scoring with a 13-over-par effort. Led by Kittelberger’s one-under 71, the Big Green shot 300 as a team on Saturday. The team carded a 304 the following day, good enough to edge Boston University by one shot.
Catherine Roddy ’19 played as an individual, finishing the two-day tournament tied for fifth overall. Roddy shot two-over (146).
Men’s golf took eighth out of 14 teams at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge hosted at the par-72 Highland Golf Course in White River Junction. The Big Green finished the weekend 23-over-par as a team. Cornell University, Harvard University and Princeton University all finished ahead of Dartmouth on the leaderboard, with Princeton’s six-under-par effort good for second place.
Ian Kelsey ’18 and James Turner ’21 were both three-over-par on the weekend to tie for 15th. Turner finished the first day in fourth with a score of 71. Sam Ohno ’21 (+6) and Will Bednarz ’20 (+11) were the other two Dartmouth representatives. The Big Green carded 296 as a team on the first day and fell one place in the standings with a 303 on Sunday.
Dartmouth enjoyed a successful weekend on the water across the Northeast highlighted by a win over an 18-team field at the St. Mary’s Fall Interconference. Dartmouth finished outside the top 10 just three times and earned a convincing 20-point win.
At Roger Williams’ Amanda Trophy, a northerly breeze was enough for 13 races and 11 top-10 finishes for the Big Green, who ended the regatta in second.
Another Dartmouth contingent traveled to Tufts University for the Professor Stedman Hood Trophy, where the wind cooperated enough for 10 races. Dartmouth took 11th place among 20 teams.
At the University of New Hampshire’s Chris Loder Trophy, the teams could only complete three races, one short of the four required for an official regatta.