The Weekend Roundup: Week 9
Dartmouth baseball suffered a tough loss to Harvard University this past Monday. Even though Dartmouth put up its best offensive performance of the season, Harvard’s team managed to hit five home runs to come back from an eight-run deficit to beat the Big Green 18-17. Five players for Dartmouth recorded at least three hits, with Dustin Shirley ’18 recording four for the Big Green. Sean Sullivan ’19 also had the best offensive game of his career; in addition to his three hits, he scored four times and recorded two RBIs. Dartmouth needed this win to maintain second place in the Ivy League, however with this loss, Columbia University snuck ahead of Dartmouth to take over second place. The Lions will face Yale University in the Ivy League Championship Series in New Haven, which begins on Saturday.
The women’s rugby team finished in eighth place in the 2018 Rugby 7’s National Championship on Saturday and Sunday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado. On Saturday, the first matches of the tournament featured Dartmouth up against the other three teams in Pool A: Pennsylvania State University, Central Washington University and Lindenwood University. Dartmouth fell to Penn State 19-5 in its first match before defeating Central Washington, a team that defeated Dartmouth during last year’s nationals, 29-14 in the second match. Camille Johnson ’19 had two tries in these two matches and Kat Ramage ’19 recorded two conversions. The third match was another loss to Lindenwood, 34-7.
On Sunday, Dartmouth faced off against teams from Pool B. In the Bowl Semifinal, Dartmouth fell to Harvard University in a close game, 26-24. As it seemed Dartmouth was about to score, Harvard’s Maya Learned laid a big tackle to the ball carrier, forcing the Big Green to the outside where they missed the conversion. In the final game of tournament play, Dartmouth fell once more to Davenport University 27-10. With the score tied at 10-10 11 minutes into the match, Davenport went on a 17-0 run to secure the victory. With the loss, the team finished in eighth place at the tournament.
This is the second season in a row the Big Green have made it to nationals. Last season, they lost to Life University in the semifinal and Central Washington in the bronze medal game.