The Weekend Roundup: Week 5

by Andrew Wright , Luke Gitter , Mark Cui and Saba Nejad | 4/23/18 2:00am

Men's Tennis:

The men’s tennis team had a decisive victory against the University of Pennsylvania this Saturday, winning 4-0 and improving to 19-5 overall and 5-1 in Ivy League play. Roko Glasnovic ’19 and Casey Ross ’21 swept the No. 2 doubles and Charlie Broom ’20 and David Horneffer ’20 clinched the top doubles spot to put the Big Green up 1-0 heading into singles. Dan Martin ’21 took the No. 3 singles spot while Peter Conklin ’21 went 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6 to extend the Big Green’s lead to 3-0. No. 114 Broom won the No. 1 singles match to take the victory for Dartmouth.

Dartmouth defeated Princeton University on Sunday 4-1 to collect its first Ivy League title since 1997. Columbia University shared the title with only one loss in Ivy League play, but Dartmouth will win the league’s bid to the NCAA Championships due to its victory over the Lions last week. The Big Green took the doubles point and clinched the match after Conklin, Horneffer and Fliegner recorded three straight victories. This year’s tournament will be held at Wake Forest University and will begin on May 18.

Women's Tennis:

The women’s tennis team took on the University of Pennsylvania this Saturday, winning 6-1 and improving to 11-10 overall and 4-2 in Ivy League play. Julia Schroeder ’18 and Abigail Chiu ’21 came out swinging with a 6-0 sweep at No. 1 doubles. Allison Chuang ’19 and Madison Hwang ’21 followed suit with a 6-2 victory at No. 3, putting Dartmouth up 1-0 heading into singles play. Schroeder continued her strong play with a victory at the No. 2 position, and Kristina Mathis ’18 claimed victory at the No. 1 singles spot. Chiu secured victory for the Big Green with a 6-2, 7-6 victory at No. 3.

On Sunday, the Big Green fell to Princeton University 5-2 in its final game of the season. Dartmouth secured the doubles point but was only able to take one win in singles at the No. 1 spot. The team finishes the season with an 11-11 overall record and a 4-3 record in the Ivy League.

Softball:

The Dartmouth softball team defeated Cornell University on April 14 with a score of 10-0 to secure the series sweep. The Big Green had a stellar offensive game, with five runs in the third and back-to-back home runs in the fourth.

The team then took on Harvard University in three games this weekend, falling in the Saturday doubleheader 6-5 and 4-1 and taking the Sunday game 3-1. On Saturday, the Big Green started out strong in the morning, building a 4-2 lead in the fourth inning, but found themselves in a stalemate until extra innings after Harvard runs in the fifth inning tied the score at 4-4. The Crimson found an RBI run in the 11th to end the outing, a game that saw all three Big Green pitchers take turns at the mound over the course of the game. In the afternoon, the Big Green ran into trouble at the plate, with Morgan Martinelli ’19 scoring the only run on the day in the sixth inning, a solo shot to the left. The Crimson slowly pushed their way ahead, with an early run leading to two more in the fifth and a late score in the sixth to finish the game.

On Sunday, the Big Green turned things around in a 3-1 triumph over the Crimson. All three runs for Dartmouth came in the top of the first inning, when McKenna Gray ’21 knocked a ball out of the park with two on base. Breanna Ethridge ’18 and Heather Turner ’21 held off any attempts to take the lead by Harvard, taking three and four innings respectively, with only one run allowed. The Big Green will look to continue its success this upcoming weekend as they host Yale for three games.

Track & Field:

The Dartmouth men’s track & field team competed in three different outdoor meets over the weekend, including the Virginia Challenge at the University of Virginia, the Larry Ellis Invite at Princeton University and the George David Invitational at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. All three meets were non-scoring. Samuel Morton ’21 took first in the two miles event at UMass Lowell with a final time of 9:28.21, securing the Big Green’s only first-place finish over the three meets.

The Dartmouth women’s team competed in the same three events over the weekend. Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20 took first in the 100-meter hurdles, breaking her own school record with a new time of 13.26. By the end of the weekend, the Big Green secured a total of eight first-place finishes.

Heavyweight Rowing:

No. 8 Dartmouth heavyweight rowing faced off against No. 4 Brown University on Saturday, April 21 in the annual Atalanta Cup at Brown. Overall, they came in second to the host but ahead of No. 17 George Washington University. Dartmouth’s fourth varsity boat won the first race of the day with a 6:03.39 finish, eight seconds ahead of second-place Brown. Brown won the next three races of the day, with Dartmouth coming in second in the third varsity race less than two seconds after Brown.

Golf:

The Dartmouth men’s golf team took second place in the Ivy League Championships in Elverson, Pennsylvania over the weekend. The team was led by Ian Kelsey ’18, who finished tied for fifth at +12, and Jason Liu ’21, who finished tied for 13th at +16. This was followed up by Will Bednarz ’20, T-15 at +17; Sam Ohno ’21, T-20 at +20; and James Turner ’21, T-27 at +24. Overall, the Big Green had an exceptional final day, moving from sixth place to second and ending 22 strokes back of the overall winner Yale University.

The Dartmouth women’s golf competed in the Ivy League Championships in Jackson Township, New Jersey this past weekend, finishing in fifth place. On the women’s side, three of the five competitors for Dartmouth finished almost one after another in the 10th and 13th place. Jessica Kittelberger ’18 and Catharine Roddy ’19 both finished +15, while Maddie Nelson ’20 finished +16. They were joined by Moon Cheong ’21, who tied for 29th place at +29, and Isabelle Kane ’18, who finished tied for 32 at +33. Dartmouth finished with a score of 935 overall, 24 points below first-place Harvard University.

Equestrian:

The Dartmouth Equestrian team hosted the Ivy Championships this past Saturday, narrowly finishing in second and claiming the reserve championship. The performances for the Big Green were led in part by Meghan Poth ’20 and Elle MacAlpine ’18, who took the individual Ivy championships for Intermediate and Novice Flats, respectively. Olivia Champ ’19 also continued her past success, finishing second in the Open Fence championship and fourth in the Open Flats championship, along with Claire Bick ’18, who took fourth in the Intermediate Fences and fifth in Open Flats. Champ will look to compete at Nationals May 1-5 in the Open Fences category alongside Nathalie Ferneau ’18, who will also compete in the Teresa McDonald Scholarship Challenge.  

Women's Rowing:

On Saturday, No. 20 Dartmouth women’s rowing clinched all four of its races against Boston College, the University of Rhode Island and Bates College. The winning times for the first varsity, second varsity and third varsity eights were 6:55.482, 7:11.897 and 7:20.995. The varsity four came in at 8:06.467. The team faces Cornell University for the Parents’ Cup on Saturday.

Rugby:

On Saturday, Dartmouth’s rugby team finished in third place at the Bowdoin Polar Bear 7s. The team defeated American International College, Boston University and Norwich University along the way before falling to Harvard University 24-12 in the semifinals. In the match for third place, the Big Green took down AIC again 26-12. The winner of the tournament, the United States Military Academy, was awarded automatic qualification to USA Rugby Collegiate 7s Nationals in May. The remaining bids will be decided by USA Rugby based on spring season records. On Saturday, the team will head to New York for the Army 7s.

Lightweight Rowing:

Lightweight rowing faced off against No. 4 Yale University on Saturday, Apr. 21 in the annual Durand Cup. They lost all three events. With Yale entering two boats for the 3V varsity race, Dartmouth’s third varsity took third place with a 6:00:23 time. The second varsity eight raced a closer race coming second to Yale only seven seconds behind at 5:53.03. The first varsity also finished behind Yale by 12 seconds.

On Sunday morning, the team fell to No. 2 Columbia University in the Subin Cup for the sixth straight season. The Big Green lost all three varsity eight events. It lost by 13 seconds in the first and second varsity eights, but by eight for the third varisty eight.

Baseball:

The Dartmouth baseball team dropped two in a three-game series this weekend against Yale University, falling 10-3 Saturday morning and 5-4 Sunday afternoon, but taking the Saturday afternoon game 3-1.

On Saturday morning, the Bulldogs bested the Big Green 10-3, but the Dartmouth team managed to salvage the day with a 3-1 victory in the afternoon, led by the pitching of Jack Fossand ’18 and Austen Michel ’20. Fossand started the afternoon game allowing only one run over the course of the first seven innings, retiring 10 Bulldog batters in a row at one point. In the seventh, after his only walk of the day, Fossand switched out for Michel, the Ivy League leader in saves. Michel continued his excellent run with three scoreless innings to stave off Yale. The Big Green scores for the afternoon were the work of Michael Calamari ’20, who forced a run in the first; Steffen Torgersen ’19 in the fourth with a sacrifice fly; and Nate Ostmo ’19’s RBI in the ninth with the help of Bennett McCaskill ’21.

On Sunday, the Big Green were unable to continue their success from the previous afternoon, falling 5-4 to the Bulldogs in the series finale. Despite a late-scoring run to get within one in the eighth, Dartmouth couldn’t pull it off. The team will look to have better fortunes when they host Siena College this coming Wednesday and Brown University over the weekend.

Men's Lacrosse:

Men’s lacrosse suffered a heartbreaking defeat on Senior Day, falling to the University of Pennsylvania 10-9 in double overtime. Dartmouth is now 2-10 overall and 0-5 in Ivy League play. Richie Loftus ’18 led the way for the Big Green with four goals and two assists. Ben Martin ’20 scored five points of his own with four goals and a helper, while Alex Burnley ’21 tied his career high with 14 saves in net. The Big Green had a two-point lead early in the fourth, but Penn answered back with four points in a row. Dartmouth battled back to a 9-8 deficit, and with just 27 seconds to go in the fourth, Loftus scored to send the game into overtime. Despite a miraculous effort by the Big Green, Penn was first to score and won the game. Dartmouth closes its season at Brown University next Saturday.

Sailing:

The team competed in three events over the weekend. The Big Green took 10th out of 18 teams in the Admiral’s Cup in Kings Point, New York, fourth out of 14 teams in the Boston Dinghy Cup in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and fifth out of 17 teams in the Reed Trophy in New London, Connecticut.

Women's Lacrosse:

Women’s lacrosse dominated Vermont on Wednesday, finishing with a final score of 16-5 and improving to 9-3 on the season. Michelle Yu ’21 and Kellen D’Alleva ’19 both recorded three tallies, reaching single-game highs. With nine draw controls, Kathryn Giroux ’19 became the first Dartmouth player and just the fourth Ivy League player to reach 200 draw controls in her career.

The women’s team kept it rolling for Senior Day against Yale this Saturday, finishing 17-4 and improving to 10-3 on the season and 5-1 in Ivy League play. Ellie Carson ’20, Katie Bourque ’20 and Kierra Sweeney ’19 led the way, all posting hat tricks with four, three and three goals respectively. Dartmouth will host the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Wednesday in the final home game of the regular season. They will then close out Ivy League and regular season play next Saturday at Brown as the two teams vie for the conference title.

Correction appended (April 29, 2018): This article has been updated to clarify that the women's tennis team did not win the Ivy title.