The Weekend Roundup: Week 6

by Jake Philhower , Luke Gitter , Maya Moten and Saba Nejad | 4/30/18 2:15am

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Source: The Dartmouth

Track & Field:

The men’s track and field team placed fifth at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet. The Big Green won four events and had two top-three finishes, posting a final score of 76. Notable performances included wins by Lloyd May ’18 and Shawn Ohazuruike ’20 in the 200m and 110m hurdles, respectively. Three Big Green runners finished in the top five in the 800m. Simpson Tanner ’19 took the top spot with a time of 1:54.53, followed by teammates William Phinney ’21 (1:54.83) and Michael Thurston ’20 (1:55.38) finishing third and fourth, respectively. In thrilling fashion, Mattieu Freeman ‘21, Max Frye ’21, May and Donavan Spearman ’21 won the 4x100m by a quarter of a second.

The women’s track and field team finished fifth at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet. The Big Green finished with 80 points behind two event wins and four top-three finishes. Lily Lockhart ’21 took a decisive first place finish in the discus event with a best throw of 44.39 meters, more than two meters farther than the next best throw. Abigail Brazil ’21, Eliza Dekker ’19, Anna Dimarcello ’21 and Alexa Jennings ’19 posted a time of 3:58.87 to claim the top spot in the 4x400m relay. Dekker and Jennings continued their strong performances, placing second and third respectively in the 800m. Other notable performances include Kayla Gilding ’19’s second place finish in the 400m with a time of 56.77 and Diana Vizza ’20’s third place finish in the 5000m, with a final time of 17:26.25.

Lightweight Rowing:

On Saturday, Apr. 28, No. 11 Dartmouth lightweight rowing faced off against No. 3 Cornell University for the 59th annual Baggaley Bowl. The Big Red swept all three events and secured the title for the seventh year in a row. Starting with the 3V, Cornell finished 19 seconds ahead of the Big Green. The Big Red finished first in the second race as well, this time with a closer margin of 5.5 seconds. Dartmouth’s varsity eight took second with a seven-second margin as well. This was the team’s last race before the Eastern Sprints Regatta in two weeks.

Heavyweight Rowing:

No. 8 Dartmouth heavyweight rowing faced off against No. 12 Syracuse in the 60th annual Packard Cup this past Saturday. The Big Green was able to take the victory in the second varsity and varsity four events, but a close loss in the varsity eight led to the Orange winning the cup. Dartmouth entered two boats in the varsity four event, both finishing ahead of Syracuse by at least four seconds. Dartmouth finished first in the second varsity event with a 1.2-second margin. The third varsity race was a very close one. Both boats finished at the same time, with a time of 5:15.3, but Syracuse won by a bow ball. The first varsity race was also very close, with Dartmouth finishing behind Syracuse with a 1.7-second difference.

On Sunday, the Big Green rowers looked to redeem themselves as they competed against No. 19 Georgetown University. In the second varsity event, Dartmouth raced its 2V and 3V boats, which came in ahead of the Hoyas by 11 and six seconds, respectively. The varsity eight boat came in eight seconds ahead of Georgetown, with a time of 5:01.3.

Sunday’s race marks the team’s last race of the regular season before the Eastern Sprints Regatta in two weeks.

Rugby:

The Dartmouth women’s rugby team concluded its regular season this weekend after attending the United States Military Academy’s All-Academy 7s Tournament on Saturday, where the women took second place.

The team got off to a great start in the opening rounds, where they faced the host school’s developmental squad before facing American International College. In the first game the Big Green walked away with an easy 24-12 win against the Knights after Lilly Durbin ’21 scored three tries before Marin Pennell ’21 earned the last of the game. Durbin’s three tries in the game added to her total of six for the day. In the second pool round against the Yellow Jackets, several members of the varsity seven team saw action as five players made a try to help Dartmouth to its 31-19 win.

Dartmouth’s final win of the day came against Harvard University when they faced off against the Crimson in the semifinals. Despite an easy 24-7 victory against the Ivy competitors, the Big Green took second overall in the tournament after falling to Army in the final. Co-captain Morgan McGonagle ’18 was the only member to score against the Knights as the Big Green ended the game 35-5.

Men's Lacrosse:

The men’s lacrosse team closed out their season with a 20-6 loss against Brown this Saturday, finishing 2-11 overall and 0-6 in Ivy League play. Ben Martin ’20, Liam O’Connell ’20 and George Prince ’21 finished with two goals apiece, while Alex Burnley ’21 had an efficient game in goal, totaling 11 saves over 52 minutes. Brown hit the ground running with a score of 9-1 by halftime. Although the Big Green took six shots in the second quarter, Brown’s goalie Phil Goss thwarted most attempts. Brown scored once more with seven seconds left to end the game.

Women's Rowing:

On Saturday, Apr. 28, Dartmouth women’s rowing won their second consecutive Parents’ Cup by finishing first in the first varsity event two seconds ahead of Cornell University. The Big Green won the second varsity event as well, finishing the race with a two second lead. Dartmouth now leads the series 11-10. The Big Red won the last two races of the day, the varsity 4A and B events.

On Sunday, the Big Green sent four boats to compete in the 2018 Sprints at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts, with all four reaching the Grand Finals. In the Grand Finals, the second varsity came in fourth, the third varsity came in first, the varsity four came in second and the varsity eight came in second. The team will close the regular season at the Ivy League Championship on May 13.

Softball:

This weekend, the Dartmouth softball team hosted Yale University at home, winning all three games. In the first game on Saturday, the Bulldogs quickly got on the board in the first inning with an RBI from Sydney Grobman. Dartmouth easily matched and one-upped them on a play in the bottom of the first when Taylor Ward ’19 hit a two-RBI bunt. Micah Schroder ’20 and Morgan Martinelli ’19 took advantage of Ward’s base-running to slide into home. Now holding the lead, Dartmouth scored the last run of the game with a homer from Schae Nelson ’21, resulting in a final score of 3-1.

In the second game, Yale got on the board first once again as they earned one of their two runs from an RBI double in the first inning; however, Dartmouth captured the lead once more scoring four of their five runs in the bottom of the third. After Tiffany Dyson ’18 managed to get a base hit, she earned the first run of the game off an RBI double from Schroder. The sophomore then earned her chance to score when Nelson sent a long drive down the left field baseline. The Big Green ended the inning with a two-run RBI from Calista Almer ’20 , who scored Dartmouth’s last points of the inning and later scored the last point of the game.

In the final game of the series, Dartmouth maintained a 2-0 lead going into the sixth inning. Attempting to rally, Yale’s pinch hitter Phylicia Wilkov sent a home run into left field before the Bulldogs tied the score in the top of the seventh. Undeterred by this, the Big Green’s Schroder sent a deep single down the middle to allow Claire Bird ’18 to score the game-clinching run.

Baseball:

After their Wednesday game against Siena College was cancelled due to poor weather conditions, the Dartmouth baseball team faced Brown University over the weekend. The team began by splitting Saturday’s double header with the Bears after late game plays in the ninth inning. In the first game, the two teams were evenly matched after the Big Green struck first when Dustin Shirley ’18 scored off an error made by Brown pitcher Garett Delano. The game remained scoreless throughout despite several hits made by both teams and several players left on base. Despite this, the Bears attempted to rally in the top of the ninth with a late game run. However, any chance of extra innings was quickly squashed when Shirley homered off a hit into left field to secure the 2-1 win.

In the second game of the match-up, the ninth inning was the saving grace for the Bears as shortstop Willy Homza scored off a single from teammate Sam Grigo to win the game for Brown 5-4. Although the team managed to gain an early lead scoring in the second and fourth innings, the Big Green attempted to bounce back, scoring four runs in the bottom of the eighth. Dartmouth quickly lit up the field when Kyle Holbrook ’18 and Shirley earned three RBIs off their respective single and double. Although Shirley went on to score and tie the game, a third out and a score from Brown in the ninth inning dashed their comeback hopes.

After the Sunday game was postphoned due to rain, the Big Green return to the field on Tuesday to finish their three-game series against the Bears at home.

Sailing:

The sailing team was off to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brown University this weekend for the Women’s National Team Race Invitational and the NEISA Coed Championship/U.S. Coast Guard Alumni Bowl, respectively.

The team had a great performance at Brown on Saturday, placing third of 18. With the wind ranging between 10 and 16 knots for most of the afternoon, the racing was nothing short of intense. The Big Green finished the day with 184 points and were narrowly behind Boston College and Roger Williams University, which finished with 149 and 167 points, respectively. Results for Sunday’s races could not be found in time for publication.

The Women’s National Team Race Invitational at MIT featured more calm conditions with light breezes throughout the weekend. Represented by Mary Amis ’19, Eloise Burn ’21, Lisa Genthner ’19, Audrey Giblin ’20, Kathryn Hall ’21 and Emma White ’19, the Big Green went 8-8 on the day, good for six of seven teams, edging out Tufts University.

Women's Lacrosse:

The No. 15 women’s lacrosse team lost the title game to Brown with a final score of 17-13. Ellie Carson ’20 had three goals, making her just the fourth Dartmouth player to reach 50 goals in the last 15 seasons. The game was neck-and-neck until the Bears went on a 6-0 run midway through the second frame. Kierra Sweeney ’19 had four marks to lead the Big Green in scoring, but Brown goalkeeper Mikaela Karlsson thwarted any comeback attempt by the Big Green with a total of 10 stops in the game. The Big Green will look to rebound in the Ivy League Tournament next weekend at Princeton University.