The Weekend Roundup: Week 2
On Saturday, the top two Ivy League Rugby and National Intercollegiate Rugby Association teams went head-to-head with the Big Green dominating Harvard University 55-13. The top-ranked Big Green improve to 4-0, while No. 2 Crimson fell to 2-1. The team’s dominant performance proved to be a collective effort as eight different players recorded tries. The team’s offensive charge was led by center Emily Henrich ’22 recording one try and three conversions for 11 points and flyhalf Becca Jane Rosko ’20 adding a pair of tries for 10 points.
Despite some early back-and-forth action, the Big Green quickly got ahead with a 31-0 advantage with less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Despite a late Crimson penalty kick to finish the half, Dartmouth came into the second half with three tries and one conversion in the first eight minutes to increase the lead to 48-8. With late contributions from Henrich and Kat Ramage ’19, the Big Green finished the game 55-8.
In two weeks, Dartmouth will host No. 5 American International College.
The men’s tennis team competed at the Ivy Plus tournament at both Yale University and Princeton University from Friday until Sunday. Invited players came from all eight schools of the Ivy League, as well as 11 additional colleges.
On day one, the Big Green won three matches at Yale. Sid Chari ’22 and Sacha Pritzker ’22 came out on top in their matches against the University of Pennsylvania and Brown University respectively, and Roko Glasnovic ’19 and Pierce Widdecombe ’22 won their doubles match 8-5 against Penn.At Princeton, the men’s team won six matches. Peter Conklin ’21 was victorious in both his singles match and doubles match alongside Casey Ross ’21. Charlie Broom ’20 defeated University of Alabama’s No. 3 Mazen Osama and went on to take his doubles match alongside David Horneffer ’20.
On day two, the team won 10 total matches at Yale and Princeton, including three out of four at Yale and six of 10 at Princeton.
The Big Green wrapped up the final day of the tournament with five matches, winning one of two singles matches at Yale and one of three doubles matches at Princeton.
The team will face its next test at the ITA All-America Tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma beginning on Saturday.
This past weekend, the men’s golf team finished sixth out of 12 teams at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge in Vermont. The Lakeland course is a par-72 and 6,671 yards. On day one, the team finished with a 19-over 307 to secure ninth place. John Lazor ’19 recorded a pair of birdies to finish at 2-under par and take 12th place with a 74 (+2). Charles Petrie ’22 also recorded two birdies on the first day. Three Big Green golfers competed in the tournament as individuals. The Big Green rebounded after day one with a brilliant day two to move up two spots on the final rankings. This comeback was led by Sam Ohno ’21 and Jason Liu ’21, who both finished the round with a 1-under 71. The team ended the day with 293 (+5) and a two-day total of 600 (+24). Bucknell University took the title with a final score of 583 (+7).
Next, Dartmouth will compete at the Firestone Invitational hosted by Akron University on Oct. 1 and 2.
This weekend, the Dartmouth sailing team competed in four tournaments, including the Sherman Hoyt Trophy at Brown University, the Mrs. Hurst Bowl at Dartmouth, the Hood Trophy at Tufts University and Norman Reid Trophy. At the Hoyt Trophy, the team finished in 10th out of 18 competing teams with a final combined A and B team score of 203. Harvard University took first with 137 points. At the Mrs. Hurst Bowl, the team scored 74 points to secure first place out of 16 competing teams. Dartmouth’s scores for the Hood Trophy and the Norman Reid Trophy were not available at the time of publication.
The women’s cross country team placed fifth out of 24 competing teams at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, hosted by Boston College. Lauren Sapone ’20 led a tight pack of Dartmouth runners with a 27th place finish, completing the 5K in 17:52. Glennis Murphy ’21 came in just four-tenths of a second after Sapone to finish 30th overall, followed by Olivia Lantz ’19 coming in at 34th. Lillian Anderson ’19 and Grace Thompson ’19 followed suit in 37th and 39th places. The Big Green’s top five placing runners were separated by just 7.4 seconds.
The men’s cross-country team placed eighth overall out of 23 teams at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown hosted by Boston College. Quinn Cooney ’19 finished first amongst the Big Green runners with a 40th place finish at 24.57.2, followed by Patrick O’Brien ’21 in 42nd. Teammates Sander Kushen ’19, Henry Raymond ’20 and Owen Ritz ’21 followed close behind, placing 46th, 50th and 54th respectively.
Both cross country teams will be competing in the New England Championships next Saturday.
With an impressive performance by the defense, the football team extends its record to 2-0 after a 34-14 road win over the College of the Holy Cross, now 1-3, on Saturday. The defense was led by cornerback Isiah Swann ’20, the current Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, who recorded three of Dartmouth’s four interceptions in the game — the most by any Big Green player in 28 years — and Dewayne Terry ’21, who added another interception. The performances by both Swann and Terry spearheaded the Big Green’s defensive effort, which limited the Crusaders to zero points and no first downs in the first three quarters.
The Big Green started the game up early thanks to two field goals, one in the first quarter and then later in the second, from Connor Davis ’22. The offense also put up impressive numbers with its balanced attack on the field and in the air, totaling 448 yards for the game, and had control of the game throughout with its 40 minute possession versus the Crusaders’ mere 20. Quarterback Derek Kyler ’21 led the team’s offensive game, completing 25-of-35 throws for 258 yards and three touchdowns, two of which were caught by tight end Connor Rempel ’20 in the second half to take an insurmountable lead. Dartmouth’s running game rounded out the offense, producing 190 yards on 47 carries with four different players contributing between 30 and 50 yards on the ground. The team’s efforts were led by running back Caylin Parker ’21 who recorded 52 yards on 11 carries, including a 25-yard run for the Big Green’s first touchdown of the day.
With this win, the Big Green has won 12 consecutive non-conference games for the first time since the Ivy League was formed in 1956. The team will return home and host the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday in both teams’ Ivy League opener.
Dartmouth volleyball opened Ivy League play with a close win against Harvard University in its first five-set match of the season (24-26, 25-21, 21-25, 25-17, 17-15). The Big Green improved to 5-6 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while the Crimson dropped to 5-5 overall and 0-1 in the league. This win marks the first time that the Big Green has beaten Harvard since Sept. 25, 2015. Outside hitter Mallen Bischoff ’21 and right side hitter and setter Corinne Cox ’20 each recorded double-doubles in the match. Bischoff added 11 kills and 13 digs, and Cox had 25 assists and 14 digs, while scoring three of the team’s six service aces of the night. Zoe Leonard ’19 and Abby Kott ’20 led the team’s defensive efforts with 20 digs and six blocks, respectively.
Next weekend, the Big Green will continue in league play with back-to-back away matches against Columbia University and Cornell University.
In its Ivy League opener, women’s soccer beat Brown University 2-0, extending its winning streak to three, to improve to 5-3-1 and 1-0-0 in the League. With the loss, Brown drops to 4-5-1 and 0-1-0 in the conference. This win marked the first time since 2013 that the Big Green defeated the Bears.
The Big Green scored early in the first half off of their first offensive run, with a successful corner kick in the fifth minute by Bonnie Shea ’21, who was assisted by Zoe Boocock ’20. The goal went unanswered throughout the rest of the first half. The Bears came back much more aggressively in the second half, controlling the possession until the 68th minute, but once the Big Green regained control, Remy Borinsky ’19 found the back of the net in the 89th minute to put Dartmouth up 2-0 and seal the win.
The women continue with Ivy League play as they travel away to take on No. 25 Princeton on Saturday.
In its Ivy League opener on Saturday, the Dartmouth field hockey team fell to ranked No. 5 Princeton University 3-0. Princeton was aggressive throughout the game, scoring less than nine minutes in and out-shooting Dartmouth 22-3 in the game. The Big Green’s offense sputtered and was unable to mount extended possessions in the face of the stout Princeton defense. Hailey Valerio ’19 had eight total saves — including six before heading into intermission — to keep the game close, but the Tigers were unrelenting in their offensive attack.
The Big Green will look to rebound against Brown University on Sept. 29.