Briefly Noted

by Taylor Malmsheimer | 11/13/11 11:00pm

Three Dartmouth football players were selected as members of the Capital One Academic All-District Football Team on Thursday, according to a Dartmouth athletic department press release. The College Sports Information Directors of America announced that linebacker Luke Hussey '11 Th'12, tight end John Gallagher '12 and wide receiver Tim McManus '11 were selected as members of the first team for the University Division of District I, which includes Division I institutions in several Northeastern states. Hussey, who is an engineering major with a 3.94 GPA, was also a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which is awarded to the country's best student-athlete in football. Hussey recorded a career-high 63 tackles this season, contributing to his career total of 124 tackles. Gallagher, an economics major with a 3.59 GPA, is a four-year starter and has recorded 19 catches this season for 169 yards. McManus, a history major with a 3.48 GPA, is a three-time captain and has the fifth-most receptions in Dartmouth history with 134. McManus only played in three games this year due to a concussion.

The Harvard University football team captured its 14th Ivy League title on Saturday with a 37-20 win over the University of Pennsylvania at Harvard Stadium. Combined with Dartmouth's victory over Brown University on Saturday, the win guaranteed Harvard the League title with a week remaining in the regular season. The Crimson (8-0, 6-1 Ivy League) was led by its defense, which held Penn (5-4, 4-2 Ivy) to just 219 yards and forced three turnovers. Senior Josue Ortiz led the Harvard defensive line, recording 10 tackles and forcing and recovering a fumble. On the offensive end, the Crimson ran for 204 yards, led by freshman Zach Boden (86 yards) and junior Treavor Scales (70 yards). Senior quarterback Collier Winters also ran for 56 yards to accompany his 132 passing yards. At this season's conclusion, the Crimson will graduate 21 seniors, all of whom were freshmen when Harvard last won the League title in 2008.

The Princeton University field hockey team and Harvard University women's soccer team struggled against highly-ranked competition in their respective first-round NCAA tournament games this weekend. The Tigers' field hockey team (10-8, 6-1 Ivy) lost, 3-2, in a hard-fought battle against fifth-ranked University of Connecticut. Although UConn (19-2, 6-0 Big East) dominated play, outshooting Princeton, 16-3, the Tigers were able to stay in the game due to the Huskies' inability to capitalize on numerous scoring opportunities. The Harvard women's soccer team (12-5-1, 6-0-1 Ivy) also faltered, losing to 12th-ranked Boston University (19-2-1, 8-0-0 America East) on Saturday, 3-0. The Crimson began the game strong, but wore down as the first half progressed and entered halftime down two goals. Although it rallied and regained some momentum late in the second half, Harvard was unable to regroup in time to salvage the match.

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