The Weekend Roundup: Week 9
Men's Swimming and Diving
The men’s swim and dive team scored 561 points at the Ivy League Championships at Princeton University, taking seventh place. With the suspension of Brown University’s swim team due to a hazing investigation, only seven teams competed. Harvard University scored 1,630.5 points en route to its second consecutive Ivy League championship.
On day one of the meet, the 800-yard freestyle relay team of Connor LaMastra ’21, Bruno Korbar ’18, Carter Jacobsen ’19 and Tony Shen ’18 broke the school record with a time of 6:34.43 seconds, good for sixth place.
LaMastra and Henry Senkfor ’18 swam NCAA B cut times on the second day of the meet, LaMastra in the 500-yard freestyle and Senkfor in the 200-yard IM. LaMastra earned another B cut the following day, taking sixth in the 400-yard IM. Josh Hendell ’20 also took 14th in the 1,000-yard freestyle, while Matt Luciano ’21 was 15th in the 100-yard butterfly.
Day four was led by LaMastra’s ninth place finish in the 200-yard butterfly, again making an NCAA B cut. To finish off the week, the men’s 400-yard relay team took seventh, just over a shy of the school record.
Highlights of diving included Justin Sodokoff ’21’s eighth-place finish on the 1-meter board and 11th-place finish on the 3-meter board.
Track and Field
Hosting the Indoor Heptagonal Championships, the marquee event of the indoor track and field season, the women’s track and field team took third and the men finished in fourth.
The women scored 96 points, led by Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20, whose repeat victory in the indoor long jump was a school record of 6.27 meters and whose 60-meter hurdles time on Sunday of 8.20 seconds was not only an Ivy League record but a New England one as well. Rothwell’s performance netted her the honor of Female Field Perfomer of the Meet, as she added a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash to finish with 28 points to her name. Julia Valenti ’20 took the title in the pole vault, the first for a Dartmouth woman since 2000, with a height of 4.05m/13-3.50. Maria Garman ’19 added eight points with a second-place finish in the high jump, reaching 1.77m.
On the men’s side, the Big Green put up a total of 71. Justin Donawa ’19 took the Ivy League title in the triple jump with a jump of 15.57m while Ben Ose ’19 scored 5,430 points to win the heptathlon. Adding to Dartmouth’s strength in the multi events, Ben Colello ’18 took third in the heptathlon and Matt Sindelar ’18 finished fourth. Tim Zepf ’21 got an exciting eight points in the 800-meter run, edging Columbia University’s Josiah Langstaff for second place by 0.01 seconds.
In its first road game of the year, Dartmouth men’s lacrosse team lost to Boston University 10-4 on Tuesday. BU led the whole game after scoring twice early in the first period. Shortly after, Dartmouth struck back with an unassisted goal by Matt Paul ’21 to make it 2-1, but that was the closest the Big Green would come for the rest of the game, as BU rolled on to a commanding 6-1 lead that it would not relinquish.
Four days later, the team fell 17-11 at Sacred Heart University. The Pioneers scored five goals in the first period, and despite a six-goal Dartmouth rally in the third period, the home team pulled away in the final frame. Paul and George Prince ’21 both scored three goals apiece, with Prince adding four assists as well.
Women’s lacrosse picked up its first win of the season 13-3 on Wednesday agains the University of New Hampshire. Katie Bourque ’20 and Ellie Carson ’20 netted hat tricks, and Dartmouth outscored its opponents 10-0 in the first half.
The No. 5 men’s squash team competed at nationals in the first round of the Potter Cup, losing to No. 4 St. Lawrence University 9-0. The Saints moved on to the semifinals. Despite being unable to win a match, many of the Dartmouth players put up valiant efforts, with five players reaching four or five games. The men's team played two additional teams in the consolation bracket, defeating No. 8 Princeton University 5-4 on Feb. 24 and Rochester College 5-4 on Feb. 26. The Big Green ended its season with a 13-5 overall record.
Princeton University swept the season series by beating Dartmouth 79-67 at Leede Arena on Friday. A 29-point second quarter by Princeton helped blow the game open, and despite Dartmouth rallying at multiple points in the game, it could not regain the lead. Isalys Quiñones ’19 played all 40 minutes and had a standout performance with 22 points.
On Saturday, Dartmouth dropped its final home game to Penn 79-50. Dartmouth was outscored by 15 in the first quarter, and couldn’t mount a rally, though Kate Letkewicz ’18 had a solid game with 16 points. Dartmouth fell to 14-11 on the season and 6-6 in the Ivy League.
The University of Pennsylvania routed Dartmouth 74-46 in a rough performance by the Big Green on Friday at the Palestra. The Ivy League-leading Quakers held a 20-point lead by halftime and continued to dominate in their second half. First-year Chris Knight ’21 still had a strong performance, pacing the team with 15 points and six rebounds.
The Big Green dipped to 6-19 (2-10 Ivy) with a 64-47 road loss to Princeton University. Brendan Barry ’20 led Dartmouth with 12 points. A pair of Barry three-pointers in the final minute of the first half pushed the Big Green into double digits as the half ended 24-14 in favor of the Tigers. Dartmouth’s shooting improved from 20 percent to 32.3 percent in the second half, but Princeton ran out to a 20-point lead after halftime, and Dartmouth could not get much closer.
The Big Green opened the weekend with a huge victory over Yale University in a game with important playoff implications. Led by Quin Foreman ’21, whose hat trick was the first in 15 years for a Dartmouth first-year, Dartmouth completed the season sweep of Yale and clinched home ice in the first round of the upcoming Eastern College Athletic Conference championship. Dartmouth raced out early with a 3-0 lead in the first period and stretched that to a 6-2 lead in the second, which was more than enough to hold off a late Bulldog rally.
The men fell flat the following day in a 3-0 loss to Brown University, the ECAC’s 10th seed. After a scoreless first period, Brown put two past Adrian Clark ’20 in the second frame and added an insurance goal on the power play in the final period. Clark finished with 24 saves.
Dartmouth finishes the regular season at 13-14-2 overall and 11-10-1 in the ECAC, its best conference mark in the past three seasons. The Big Green will host bottom-seeded St. Lawrence University beginning Friday.
No. 14 Dartmouth men’s tennis dropped its first match of the season this weekend against the University of Iowa, narrowly losing 4-3 at the Boss Tennis Center. Max Fliegner ’18 and Peter Conklin ’21 got a 6-0 win in No. 3 doubles, but wins for Iowa at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions gave the Hawkeyes the doubles point. In singles, David Horneffer ’20 tied up the match with a win at No. 2, and straight-set wins from Fliegner and Conklin gave Dartmouth the 3-2 edge. In the end, Hawkeye victories against Charlie Broom ’20 at No. 1 and Casey Ross ’21 at No. 6 gave Iowa the win.
The team followed this up by splitting a pair of Sunday matches against Old Dominion University and Boston University. After taking the doubles point against Old Dominion, the Big Green was swept in singles. No. 101 Dan Martin ’21 came close in both sets against No. 109 Aziz Kijametovic but lost 7-5, 7-5. Dartmouth took the doubles point again against the Terriers and this time was able to capitalize. Victories by Roko Glasnovic ’19 at No. 4 and John Speicher ’21 at No. 2 put the Big Green up early before a 6-2, 6-1 victory for Broom at No. 1 clinched the match for the Big Green.
The Dartmouth women’s tennis team fell to No. 4 Duke University 7-0 on Sunday, bringing its record to 5-5. In a match where four of the six singles players faced by the Big Green in singles ranked in the ITA top 100, the Big Green managed to gain points against the Blue Devils in every game. The team will look to bounce back this weekend as it hosts the University of Massachusetts at the Boss Tennis Center.
The men’s baseball team was swept in its first series of the season against the Georgia Institute of Technology, falling to the Yellow Jackets 10-0 on Friday afternoon and 12-9 and 11-5 in a doubleheader Saturday. In Friday’s game, Sean Sullivan ’19 had the first hit of the season for Dartmouth with a single in the top of the first. But Georgia Tech’s Xzavion Curry stymied the Big Green by throwing 72 of his 91 pitches for strikes in seven innings of work. A five-run second inning provided half of Georgia Tech’s offense.
The Dartmouth bats were much more active in the doubleheader, including 15 hits in the first matchup and home runs from Justin Fowler ’18 and Nate Ostmo ’19. The Yellow Jackets hit four round-trippers, however, to get the win. Dartmouth began the nightcap with a 4-0 lead, but four more home runs powered Georgia Tech to another win.
The Dartmouth softball team began its season at the Florida Atlantic University Strikeout Cancer series on a sour note, with five consecutive losses to the University of Tulsa, Texas State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, twice, and FAU this past weekend.
Dartmouth’s opponents had all played four or more games in 2018, and their experience helped them put a hurt on Dartmouth, outscoring the Big Green 30-2. Breanna Ethridge ’18, Heather Turner ’21 and Shelby Wilkison ’21 took turns in the circle throughout the weekend. Dartmouth’s only runs came in a 3-2 loss to UIC on Saturday. With two outs, the Big Green loaded the bases and Morgan Martinelli ’19 doubled down the left-field line. But UIC added another run later in the inning to seal the game.
The Dartmouth ski team took home its second consecutive Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association title this weekend with several individual victories at the Middlebury Carnival, beating the University of Vermont by 138 points. Dartmouth and UVM were close in the overall standings until only one Catamount skier was able to finish the women’s giant slalom.
Katharine Ogden ’21 swept the women’s cross country races and the men’s alpine team also topped the podium on both days as Tanguy Nef ’21 won the slalom and Brian McLaughlin ’18 took first in the men’s giant slalom. Men’s alpine head coach Peter Dodge ’78 was named the EISA Alpine Coach of the Year, the third such honor in his 29-year career.
Correction Appended (March 5, 2018): This article previously stated the men's squash team ended its season after losing in the first round of the Potter Cup when the team played two additional consolation matches on Feb. 24 and Feb. 26. The article has been updated to reflect these changes.