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For a team with Ivy League title aspirations this season, the football team now lies a day removed from its time of reckoning. Out-scoring opponents 80-17 through two games, the Big Green have pummeled their way through a soft early out-of-conference schedule. Another non-conference foe awaits in two weeks, but before then, Dartmouth (2-0) will commence its Ivy League slate, opening at University of Pennsylvania (1-1) this Saturday.
Propelled by an excellent second-place performance from John Lazor ‘19, the men’s golf team won the two-day Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge in Vermont over 11 other competing teams. After a last-place finish at twelfth in the Fighting Irish Golf Classic a week earlier, the team regrouped to score a collective two-over par (578), successfully holding off second-place University of Rhode Island by four strokes and third-place Harvard University by five strokes.
Victor Williams ’16 is a starting wide receiver for the football team. In the Big Green’s home-opener against Sacred Heart University at Memorial Field, Williams set career highs with 11 catches and 178 receiving yards to go along with a 60-yard touchdown grab.
In a defensive struggle, the women’s soccer team began its Ivy League schedule with a scoreless tie against Brown University on a windy day in Providence, Rhode Island. The match stands as the team’s fifth defensive shutout of the season and continues the team’s seven-match unbeaten streak to bring their record to 6-1-2 on the year.
The women’s golf team dominated its home tournament at the Hanover Country Club this past weekend, ending its two-day contest at 22-over par, an 18-stroke victory over second-place University of Hartford. Coming off a fourth-place finish the previous weekend in Annapolis, Maryland, the Big Green rallied to record one of its best rounds in program history with a 294 (+6) on the first day.
The men’s and women’s cross country teams continued on the road toward the Ivy League Championships and NCAA National Championships with a strong performance at the Boston College Coast-to-Coast Battle at Beantown this past Friday, Sept. 25, at Franklin Park in Boston. The men’s team finished second out of a field of 21 teams, while the women’s team finished eighth out of a field of 24.
The volleyball team (4-6, 1-0 Ivy) started the season with a decisive victory over Harvard University (4-7, 0-1 Ivy) to kick off the Ivy League conference schedule, defeating the Crimson three sets to two. After coming off of a stretch of tough preseason losses, the women made some much needed adjustments to bounce back against Harvard.
In a tight affair that saw both teams unable to get ahead for the first 80 minutes, the men’s soccer team exploded for three goals in the final six minutes to knock down No. 18 Hofstra University (6-2), dealing the Pride its second loss of the season. The Big Green’s (3-3-1) performance at Burnham Field on Saturday night flipped the script from its recent pair of losses on a frustrating trip to Seattle last weekend.
Both the Dartmouth and Sacred Heart football teams suffered from sloppy early play last Saturday night, as the two teams involved combined for three fumbles within the first four minutes. Yet it was the Big Green that unquestionably emerged as the beneficiary of the turbulent start.
In its Ivy League opener this past Sunday at its home Chase AstroTurf Field, the field hockey team fell to No. 20 Princeton University 7-3, bringing the overall season record to 3-4. The Tigers (3-4, 1-0 Ivy) have been a continual powerhouse among the Ivies, taking the league title alone or sharing it every year since 2005 and maintaining a 20-game Ivy winning streak dating back to Sept. 2011.
Off the back of a comfortable 31-10 defeat of Georgetown University (1-2) in its season opener, the football team will undertake one of its more onerous challenges this season on Saturday night. In a home opener clash on the newly renovated Memorial Field, the Big Green (1-0) will face two-time defending Northeast Conference champions in Sacred Heart University (2-1).
Women’s soccer head coach Ron Rainey knew what it was like to be a coach long before he became one. The son of a high school and college-level basketball coach, Rainey took his soccer skills to the sideline almost as soon as he graduated from Wilkes University, where he had been a two-time captain and team most valuable player on the men’s soccer team.
Alex Lee ’16 and John Beneville ’16 are back for the second week of “Shoot for It.” This week, we’ll be talking about the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers and what we expect to see from them this upcoming season.
In preparation for its Ivy League slate, the volleyball team played four games over the last five days. Over the weekend, the women competed in Rochester, Michigan, defeating Eastern Illinois University and losing against Western Michigan University and tournament host Oakland University. The Big Green was on the road again for a Tuesday night match against Bryant University — its final game before conference play — where it dropped a four-set contest, bringing the team’s current record to 3-6.
The men’s soccer team suffered two tough losses in Seattle against the now-No. 10 University of Washington this past Friday and Seattle University on Sunday, ending the trip with a 2-3-1 record.
Led by an exciting second-place overall performance from Julia Calbi ’19, the women’s golf team opened its 2015-2016 season with a solid fourth-place finish among the field of 11 teams at the Chesapeake Bay Invitational on the par-72 United States Naval Academy golf course. Despite not having a single golfer finish in the top five individuals, the University of Pennsylvania won the event on the strength of a tournament-low 301 second-round score and a 61-over-par finish on the weekend.
At its inaugural game as a varsity program, the women’s rugby team ushered in a new era with a 77-5 win against the University of Pennsylvania on Sept. 13 at Brophy Field. This immediate success was followed by a tough loss against Quinnipiac University last Saturday, 5-43.
The men’s and women’s tennis teams opened their seasons this past weekend with tournaments on the road. The men participated in the Ivy Plus tournament in Princeton, New Jersey, from Friday through Sunday. On the same dates, the women competed in the Tribe Invitational at the College of William & Mary. Both teams saw mixed results in their opening matchups as the Big Green tennis players shook off the offseason dust.
This week, The Dartmouth’s Henry Arndt went one-on-one with Kat Ramage ’19 of the women’s rugby team. This year is women’s rugby’s first as a varsity sport at the College. The Big Green has split its first two games as a varsity outfit. Ramage delivered a standout performance in the season-opening win over the University of Pennsylvania, scoring a try and notching four conversions for a total of 13 points, second on the team.
Thanks to an electric offensive effort, the field hockey team came away with two non-conference wins this weekend. On Friday, the Big Green, led by a seven-point, three-goal performance from Julia Donald ’18, dominated Sacred Heart University 8-1. In a Sunday afternoon matchup, Dartmouth battled all game with Bryant University in a much tighter affair before exploding in the final 10 minutes to come from behind and steal the victory from the Bulldogs, 3-2.