The Weekend Roundup: Week 2
An incredible shooting performance propelled the Big Green to an 81-63 victory over Harvard University in Saturday night’s Ivy League opener, the team’s first opening victory in twelve years. Dartmouth shot an eye-popping 68.1 percent from the field and made 11 of 21 3-pointers in front of a packed crowd at Leede Arena. Chris Knight ’21 set the pace with 20 points and three blocks, with three of the other four Dartmouth starters making double digits and every player who saw action scoring at least two buckets. Brendan Barry ’20, the most accurate 3-point shooter in the nation, kept up his hot shooting with three 3-pointers on the night. The Big Green has a two-week break before heading on the road to face Harvard in Cambridge on Jan. 26.
After falling to No. 6 Quinnipiac University 5-1 on the road Friday night, the Big Green bounced back with a 5-0 win at Princeton University the next day. Alex Jasiek ’19 led the way with two goals in the first period, and Drew O’Connor ’22, Kevan Kilistoff ’19 and Carl Hesler ’19 followed suit with goals to make the score 5-0. Goalie Adrian Clark ’20 made 25 saves in a shutout performance. The Big Green will complete its five-game road trip coming up with games at Colgate University on Jan. 18 and Cornell University on Jan. 19.
The Big Green faced off against Harvard University at home on Friday and lost a hard-fought 1-0 game. Dartmouth outshot the Crimson 27-25, but the only shot that found the back of the net was a Harvard goal 17 seconds into the third period. Tess Bracken ’19 got the most shots off with nine, while goalie Christine Honor ’19 saved 24 of 25 shots. The Big Green will next face Cornell University and Colgate University at home on Jan. 18 and Jan. 19, respectively.
After dropping a close 5-4 match to No. 3 Columbia University on Saturday, No. 6 men’s squash came back ring on Sunday with an 8-1 victory over No. 16 Cornell University. Jack Bell ’22 continued his hot play with sweeps in both matches. The Big Green will face its toughest test of the season on Jan. 19 at home against No. 1 Trinity College.
The No. 9 women’s squash team split its matches this weekend, falling 2-7 to No. 7 ranked Columbia University on Saturday and then squeaking out its first Ivy League win over No. 12 Cornell University on Sunday. Julia Potter ’20 and Emma Roberts ’19 won both of their matches, and Potter swept her match against Cornell, 11-2, 11-5 and 11-9. The Big Green next face No. 2 Trinity College at home on Jan. 19.
Swimming and diving
On a short turnaround this weekend, the men’s swimming and diving team lost a pair of close meets at Boston College and at home against the University of Connecticut. In Boston, Dartmouth won eight events, including three from Joe Moll ’22 (200 yard backstroke and 1,000-yard freestyle) and Connor LaMastra ’21 (200 yard freestyle and 200 yard butterfly). Justin Sodoko ’21 also cleaned up on the diving board, winning the 1-meter and 3-meter events and earning an NCAA zone-qualifying score on the 3-meter board. At home the next day, Dartmouth took first in six events, but the overall result came down to the 200-yard medley relay, which the Huskies won.
The women’s team fared better against the same opponents. Against Boston College, Dartmouth won eight events while losing by 16 points overall. Mackenzie Stumpf ’21 prevailed by a tenth of a second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.99). Molly Brickman ’19 and Sarah Finlay ’20 went 1-2 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, and Dartmouth swimmers went 1-2-4 in the 200-yard freestyle. Coming off the narrow loss, the Big Green won its meet against UConn for the first time since 2014. Dartmouth won eight events and set the pool record in the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:36.29). Stumpf won the 100-yard breaststroke, while Mia Leko ’22 won the 500-yard freestyle.
The swimming and diving teams are back in action next weekend when they host the Tate Ramsden Invitational two weekends from now.
Track and field
The men’s and women’s teams both came out victorious in the 50th Dartmouth Relays, the only home meet of the indoor season. Donovan Spearman ’21 and Ben Ose ’19 led the men’s team to the top, with Spearman winning the 60 meter dash in 6.84 seconds while Ose flew to a second-place finish in pole vault. Nicole DeBlasio ’19 led the women’s team with a solid finish in the 60 meter dash, winning the event with a time of 7.78 seconds. See page 8 for additional coverage.
Frigid temperatures and whipping winds in Lake Placid this weekend extinguished Dartmouth’s hot streak of four straight overall carnival wins, dating back to last January. The University of Vermont won both Nordic races on Sunday and nicked the Big Green by 30 points overall.
The alpine teams kicked off the racing action on Friday morning with the slalom, originally scheduled for Saturday but moved up a day due to high winds. Alexa Dlouhy ’19, Claire Thomas ’21 and Steph Currie ’20 went 3-4-5 in the women’s race, while Drew Duffy ’21 got his first of two wins on the weekend in the men’s race. Jimmy Krupka ’21, a carnival rookie, was fourth for the Dartmouth men. Thomas and Duffy led the charge in Saturday’s giant slalom. Thomas won by more than half a second to earn her second career podium.
Skiing from bib 16 later that morning, Duffy continued to impress in his carnival debut, winning the first run by nearly a full second and holding on to the overall lead through the second run. Behind Duffy, Kipling Weisel ’18 and James Ferri ’19, also skiing their first races for the College, finished sixth and 11th, respectively. It was an auspicious start to the season for the Big Green alpine teams, winning three of four events on the weekend with a host of new faces.
On the Nordic trails at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, the results were not as strong. The University of Vermont proved its Nordic teams will be a force to be reckoned with this season. On Saturday, the Catamounts took three of the top five positions in the women’s 5-kilometer freestyle as Dartmouth’s Taryn Hunt-Smith ’19 finished in fourth, two seconds off the podium. Rena Schwartz ’22 and Leah Brams ’20 were several places back in 10th and 11th. The UVM men brought the hammer down in the 10-kilometer freestyle, nabbing the top five positions. Callan DeLine ’18 paced Dartmouth in 12th position. The next day, Brams took fourth in the 10-kilometer classic, her best-ever carnival finish, with Hunt-Smith a spot behind her teammate in fifth. The men’s 10k classic was another tough race for the Big Green. Adam Glueck ’21 was the top Dartmouth finisher, taking 14th. Winning all four Nordic races, the Catamounts surged by Dartmouth to take the overall carnival win.