Around the Ivy League
Men's Golf:: The Dartmouth men's golf team placed eighth out of 45 teams at the Northeast Intercollegiate Golf Championships Monday and Tuesday. The 36-hole event was played at the New Seabury Golf Club.
The Big Green carded 312-311--623 to finish 26 strokes off the pace set by champion Rhode Island (301-298--597).
Dartmouth's top individual finisher was Jay Danzi, who tied for 13th with 76-76--152. Senior MacKenzie Hurd tied for 19th at 77-76--153, while Chris Welty was tied for 24th at 79-75--154.
Harvard tops in Volleyball: Harvard, Dartmouth's opponent Friday night, took over the top spot in the volleyball standings by knocking of f fromer front-runner Princeton. Linda Jellison was named Ivy League player of the week for her efforts.
Jellison recorded 3.63 kills per game, 1.75 digs per game and 0.50 blocks per game, as Harvard moved into first-place in the Ivy League with a 4-0 record against Ancient Eight opponents. Jellison was the Crimson's leader in its first-ever win against Princeton in New Jersey.
Princeton handed first-loss: The Princeton Tigers were defeated for the first time this season, falling to a powerful Maryland squad. But the Tigers managed to bounce back with a win against visiting Connecticut.
Tigers face Crimson in showdown: Upstart Princeton travels to Cambridge in the first big showdown of the football season in the Ivy League. Princeton and Harvard both enter the contest at 4-1, but Princeton was dealt a league loss and sits a game behind Harvard and Dartmouth in the standings.
The Tigers proved they are for real though as they knocked off a tough Colgate team by intercepting a pass in the end zone on the final play of the contest to beat the previously unbeaten Red Raiders.
Harvard comes off a thrashing of Holy Cross after having beaten up on league foe Cornell. Sophomore running back Chris Menick rushed for 264 yards and three touchdowns last week and was the second straight Crimson player to earn offensive player of the week honors.
A Princeton loss would knock the Tigers out of the title hunt.