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Matt Parisi ’15, shortstop for Big Green baseball, lives the kind of life that makes you doubt everything you know about physics — like a magician pulling out an endless chain of handkerchiefs from under this sleeve. The difference between the two is that the magician waits with a prop up his sleeve. Parisi does not deceive.
On the heels of two consecutive conference victories last weekend, the 47th-ranked men’s tennis team was looking to extend its win streak this past weekend as the Ivy League season winds down. After victories against unranked Brown University (15-7, 1-5 Ivy) by a score of 4-3 and against Yale University (11-11, 1-5 Ivy) at 5-2, the Big Green (13-10, 4-2) now enters its final home match on a four-win surge and a chance to end the season in second place in the Ivy League.
When the equestrian team met to begin practice for their upcoming Ivy League Championships after their competition at Zones earlier this month, the riders arrived to find that their saddles were without stirrups.
In less than a month after leading the men’s basketball team to its highest win total since 1999, Alex Mitola ’16 has chosen to transfer out of the program and graduate early at the end of this spring term. The reigning two-time team most valuable player and second-team All-Ivy League member had asserted himself as one of the top players in the Ivy League, but now is in the midst of deciding between several potential programs to both further his collegiate basketball career in his final year of eligibility and pursue graduate school work.
Men’s lacrosse broke its three-game losing streak with a 7-5 win against the New Jersey Institute of Technology Tuesday, ending the Highlanders’ debut season at 0-12. The meeting at NJIT’s Lubetkin Field at Mal Simion Stadium brought Dartmouth’s record to 4-6 with three games to play. Dartmouth’s usual standouts took to the stage again as Wiley Osborne ’17 had four assists, Jack Korzelius ’18 marked a hat trick, Adam Fishman ’15 notched his 15th goal of the season and goalkeeper Blair Friedensohn ’16 made 11 saves. A new face in Cody George ’18 stepped onto the board with a tally, and Jack Connolly ‘16 and Billy Heidt ’16 finished out the Big Green’s seven markers. The Big Green entered the match unsure what to expect, head coach Brendan Callahan said. NJIT’s new program is led by head coach Travis Johnson. Johnson was given just over a year to build a team and recruited more than 20 freshmen, completing the roster with just two older members, a sophomore and a senior from the club team. NJIT is the 11th start-up since 2010, according to Inside Lacrosse. The school recently transitioned to NCAA Division 1 status, but is not included in a conference. The fledgling team brought an unusual style into their match with Dartmouth. By running a possession game that at times looked more like a stall, the Highlanders were able to control the ball, take quality shots and limit Dartmouth’s offensive opportunities, contributing to the low score. At one point, Friedensohn said, NJIT held the ball for around seven minutes — an extremely long time for the Big Green defense to work continuously. The situation was not helped by Dartmouth’s poor performance on faceoffs, losing 11 of 16. It was a challenging style to play against, but not one the team is likely to spend much time learning to counter, Friedensohn said, as it is not one they expect to see again this season. “I knew if we came out and played well, we could certainly get her done,” Callahan said of the game. “The guys found a way to make it happen.” Dartmouth took the lead immediately in the match, scoring two goals in the first two minutes. NJIT got on the board with six minutes to play in the first quarter, then tied the score with just over a minute remaining. Dartmouth scored moments later to end the first quarter up 3-2. Korzelius netted the only goal in the second quarter, and NJIT had two goals in the third to enter the fourth quarter with the teams knotted at four. With one more goal for each side to start the fourth, it was not until just 7:26 remained that Korzelius was able to put Dartmouth up for good, netting two goals to close the final quarter. The star freshman was at it again. “I definitely think that there is always room for improvement, never settling for anything like that,” Korzelius said of the recent praise he has received. The team was, Callahan said, “a little tired and beat from the weekend,” having dropped its Princeton match Saturday. The team tried to learn from the loss to move forward into Tuesday’s game. “It was back to the basics, the details of what we did,” Callahan said. “We spent some time talking about what it meant to be a team and play together. Hey, we’ve got to shoot the ball better, we’ve got to communicate better on defense, we felt like there were some cracks in the base-level of our fundamentals and our skills, and we focused on that in the game today.” Tuesday, Callahan said, should be a springboard win, as Dartmouth has started the path to hitting its target of finishing the last four games 4-0. The Big Green has just a few days to prepare for its last road game at the University of Pennsylvania, but is now focusing on the bigger picture — the team has just two remaining games that could decide whether or not they make the Ivy League Tournament. “That’s the reason all of us came here — so we could win the Ivy League tournament,” Freidensohn said. “We’ve all been dreaming about it, so that’s really on the forefront of our minds — dedicating every second the next two weeks to that reaching that goal.” This season, which many saw as a rebuilding year under a new head coach, has had so far a large emphasis on improvement and growth. Now, Friedensohn said, the team is finally focusing less on getting better and more on simply trying to win. “We’ve actually established that we have improved every single week, and that’s why improvement is no longer our goal, but now, setting the next standard, is winning,” he said. “We’ve earned the right to set that as our goal.” The players are excited to have reached this point in the season, where they will be putting their work into practice. “The biggest part of our season is right now. These next games determine where we’re going to head, if we make these playoffs,” Korzelius said. “It’s definitely an awesome ride so far but we’re focused on finishing up in the way we want.” The team will play the University of Pennsylvania Saturday at noon in Philadelphia.
It’s hard to believe, but spring sports seasons are winding down as teams begin to enter the playoff push. The Big Green puts 15 teams in action this weekend across the country, playing in places as far afield as Clemson, South Carolina, and Walnut, California. Members of the track and field teams travel to the West Coast this weekend in a big preparatory race for the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Relays next weekend and the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in three weeks’ time. The equestrian team also participates in the Ivy Championships this weekend.
In the summer before she came to play volleyball at the College, Katie Jarrett ’16 was supposed to receive a package from her “big sister” on the team. When it finally arrived in the mail, there was a message from Alex Schoenberger ’15, explaining that Jarrett’s mentor was out of reach for the summer.
Break out the brooms and call in the cleaning crew because last weekend the baseball team completed its first sweep of the season in a four game series against Yale University (10-18, 2-8 Ivy) — the first clean sweep of the Bulldogs at Yale in program history since the back-to-back double header schedule was instituted in 1993. Dartmouth followed up its stellar performance against Yale with a midweek doubleheader sweep of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (7-18) on the strength of three Joe Purritano ’16 triples.
The softball team traveled to New Haven, Connecticut, this past weekend to play two doubleheaders against Yale University (7-16, 2-8 Ivy) on Saturday and Sunday, winning all four games and improving its record against Ivy League schools to a conference-leading 11-1.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams continued their outdoor seasons this past Saturday at the George Mason Spring Invitational in Fairfax, Virginia, hosted by George Mason University. While the meet was a non-scoring event, both teams put together strong performances, including multiple first-place finishes and several other athletes who finished in the top of their events.Since the teams transitioned from competing indoors, the athletes and coaches said they were looking forward to traveling south, where the weather provided a much-needed respite.“We were hoping to go somewhere with decent weather, especially after getting four inches of snow on Wednesday night,” women’s head coach Sandy Ford-Centonze said.With many of the events consisting of more than 50 athletes, the meet featured teams from across the East Coast and southern United States, including schools from the Colonial Athletic Conference, the United States Naval Academy and fellow Ivy League competitors, Brown and Columbia Universities and the University of Pennsylvania. Both the men’s and women’s teams relished the new competition by sending more athletes than in previous years.“Last year, we only took 10 athletes to this meet. This year, we decided to bring 45,” men’s head coach Barry Harwick said. “As it turns out, the weather was really nice, and the nighttime conditions were perfect for the distance events.”Victories in both the men’s and women’s 5000 meters were highlights of the Big Green’s performances at George Mason, as well as first-place finishes by the women’s 4x100m- and 4x400m-relay teams.Julian Heninger ’17 took first place in the men’s 5000 meters, completing the distance in 14:32.78. Dylan O’Sullivan ’15 finished less than six seconds after Heninger, a time that earned him fourth place in the event.“Everyone ran phenomenally,” Joey Chapin ’16 said. “[Heninger] ran a pretty big personal record — he won his race and was really smart about it. He stuck with the chase pack for a while, working with Dylan O’Sullivan, chasing a couple of Navy guys.”With about 800 meters to go, Heninger and O’Sullivan made their moves, Chapin said. Navy’s top finishers placed fifth and eighth in the event behind both Heninger and O’Sullivan.The women’s team mirrored the success the men showed in the same event, as Alison Lanois ’15 led a 1-2-3 finish with Sarah DeLozier ’15 and Sarah Bennett ’16 for the Big Green. Lanois completed the distance in 16:45.22, with DeLozier and Bennett finishing just four and seven seconds later, respectively.“From the gun, the three of us took the lead in the race and separated from the field,” Bennett said. “It was a great opportunity to operate as a team, switching the lead around and helping each other with pacing, and we were able to run at a pretty consistent pace.”The relay team of Marissa Evans ’18, Katy Sprout ’17, Erica Hendershot ’15 and Anna Kikut ’16 combined to win the 4x400 meter relay in 3:46.70. Not to be outdone, Evans, Kikut, Jennifer Meech ’16, and Kaitlin Whitehorn ’16 combined their efforts to bring home another relay victory for the Big Green, finishing first in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 46.33 seconds.Whitehorn, whose season this year has included setting a new school record for the high jump and winning the event at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship earlier this year, also took the top spot in the high jump at George Mason, clearing 5-8.0/1.73m on her first attempt at the height. She capped off her stellar day with a seventh-place finish in the 100-meter dash in 11.94.“I was happy with my performance in the 100 [meter] dash preliminaries,” Whitehorn said. “I had a great start out of the blocks, however, I didn’t run my fastest because I cut my drive phase short.”Meech anchored the winning 4x100-meter relay and the 4x400 meter-relay, as well as placing well in the 400 meters and the 200 meters, Coach Ford-Centonze said.In the 400-meter hurdles, Evans and Sprout placed fourth and fifth, respectively.Stephanie Brown ’16 and Marina Plesons ’15 tied for fifth with four other competitors in the pole vault, as all six cleared 10-11.75/3.35m. Molly Shapiro ’16 placed fourth in the triple jump, jumping 39-5.75/12.03m.Corey Muggler ’17 had strong performances in the triple jump and long jump, placing second and sixth, respectively. His 48-2.0/14.68m performance in the triple jump was just 0.32 meters short of the triple jump champion, Devin Wynn of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Harwick attributed some of the team’s success to a successful training period.“Training has been going well, and we were able to get on the outdoor track very quickly, unlike last year,” Harwick said.Jacob Shippee ’16 posted a 209-1.0/63.72m in the javelin, good for third out of nearly 30 competitors and a personal best, according to Harwick. Harwick also noted that Shippee’s throw in the javelin should be good enough to qualify for the NCAA regional meet in late May.Alex Frye ’17 placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles and seventh in the high jump. Brett Buskey ’15 placed fourth in the 100 meters, and Ed Wagner ’16 was fifth in the 400-meter hurdles in 53.62.The team will look to build upon these strong early season performances next weekend, when the team will split up into three squads. The majority of the team will be competing at the at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell on Saturday, while select squads will travel to Princeton for the Larry Ellis Invitational and to Walnut, California, for the Mt. Sac Relays, Harwick said.“I think we walked away with some good performances, and we still have three more weeks to get some work done before Heps,” Ford-Centonze said.
For the second week in a row, the men’s golf team could not maintain a consistent performance throughout a two-day weekend tournament. This past weekend, the team traveled south for the annual Princeton Invitational, ultimately tying with Cornell University for 10th place in a field of 13. The Big Green finished the first day of competition in sixth, but fell four positions after shooting 26 over par Sunday as a group, sliding them far out of reach of a top finish.
Men’s lacrosse took the field against No. 14 Princeton University in front of an enthusiastic crowd Saturday afternoon. The Big Green fought hard, but ultimately fell to Princeton’s powerful offense by a score of 16-5, bringing their overall record to 3-6 and their Ivy record to 1-3.
Needing to rebound after two disappointing home losses to open the Ivy League season, the No. 54 men’s tennis team entered this weekend on a four-game losing streak. It left with two consecutive 5-2 wins, taking down No. 30 Princeton University on Saturday and the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday.
After a narrow loss to No. 56 Princeton University 4-3 on Saturday, the No. 37 women’s tennis team edged out the University of Pennsylvania 4-3 on Sunday on the back of a match-clinching three-set victory by Taylor Ng ’17 at No. 1 singles.The match against the Princeton team (11-7, 5-0 Ivy), which sits atop the Ivy League, proved close from the very beginning, as the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams fought tooth and nail in their matches.
Competing as full-time sprinters for Dartmouth’s track and field team was not what sisters Anna and Sara Kikut ’16 had in mind when they first came to the College. They were formally recruited as competitive ski racers after spending their junior and senior years attending the Green Mountain Valley School, a ski academy in Waitsfield, Vermont.
Surprise! Despite what the weather may indicate, it’s actually April, meaning we’re in the heart of the spring season. Luckily for them, the majority of Dartmouth’s teams will escape the snow by hitting the road this weekend with only women’s tennis and men’s lacrosse sticking around in Hanover. Nevertheless, this should still be a critical weekend as teams try to establish themselves midway through the Ivy League slate.
A loss assigned to a pitcher is — in a perfect world — supposed to indicate fault. At times the loss can be telling of a pitcher’s performance, but it can also be a misleading statistic — a sting felt by no one more than Chris England ’15 last Tuesday after taking the start against Boston College.
A boy from Panevezys, Lithuania, has taken over Dartmouth basketball. No doubt you’ve seen the SportsCenter Top 10 highlight by now — a Yale University player swats a full court in-bounds pass from Miles Wright ’18 out of bounds with 1.9 seconds to play. Down by one, Dartmouth is given one last chance.
The softball team won all four games in doubleheaders against Princeton University and Cornell University this past weekend, breaking .500 for the first time since late February and improving their record against Ivy League schools to 7-1.