The Weekend Roundup: Week 4
The women’s rugby team bests American International College 53-17 to go 5-0 on the season.
Dartmouth’s football team made a statement Friday night as they overpowered Yale University, 41-18, in New Haven. The Big Green (4-0, 2-0 Ivy) found no opposition on the ground against the Bulldogs (2-2, 1-1 Ivy), with 347 yards and four touchdowns coming from runs, along with one in the air and one off an interception. The rushing efforts were spearheaded by quarterback Jared Gerbino ’20, who went for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Adding to the scoring efforts, Caylin Parker ’20 and Zach Bair ’22 each added one touchdown apiece, with Parker recording 79 yards on five carries and Bair 28 yards on three carries. In the air, Derek Kyler ’21 went 5-8 with 96 yards, connecting with Hunter Hagdorn ’20 for a touchdown. On the defensive side, Jack Traynor ’19 led the team with nine tackles, followed by Ryan Roegge ’20 and Isiah Swann ’20 with eight each, with Rocco Di Leo ’18 grabbing two sacks.
The first quarter started off relatively evenly matched between the two squads, with the runs from Gerbino and Bair putting the Big Green up 13-7 on the Bulldogs, who scored soon after the first Dartmouth points. Dartmouth began to pull away in the second, however, with another Gerbino run and a connection between Kyler and Hagdorn answered only by a Yale field goal, putting the Big Green up 27-10 at the half. This gap continued through the remainder of the game, with Parker grabbing a 66-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and Swann answering a Yale touchdown in the last minute with a 54-yard pick-six.
Dartmouth will look to continue its unbeaten run this Saturday, as they take on Sacred Heart University at home.
The Dartmouth women’s rugby team routed American International College 53-17 Saturday, bringing their record to 5-0 on the season and wrapping up their home games of the regular season with a win. Scoring at the match was a group effort from the Big Green, with eight different players grabbing tries on the day. Casey Smerczynski ’20 led off for Dartmouth, scoring her first try of the season, with efforts by Milla Anderson ’19 and Camille Johnson ’19 extending the lead over AIC to 12-5, despite a try from the Yellow Jackets early in the half. The Big Green took over from this point on, responding with tries from Alex Conway ’20, Idia Ihensekhien ’21 and Kat Ramage ’19 before the half. The second half started slow, but Dartmouth soon scored four times within the span of 11 minutes after some progress had been made, with tries from Anderson, Johnson, Karina Martinez ’19 and Jules Wheaton ’19. The Yellow Jackets scored the remainer of their points in the twilight of the game, but to no avail.
Dartmouth will play at West Point this Saturday, hoping to round out its fall season undefeated.
The Dartmouth men’s golf team competed in the Firestone Invitational at the University of Akron this past week. Sam Ohno ’21, who took third, led the group’s performance helping the Big Green to 11th overall of 17 teams. After an 8-under 64 in the first round, a program record for over the past 15 years, Ohno struggled to find consistency on the second, leading to a 7-over 79. However, his third round performance, a 5-under 67, pulled him up 18 places to the third place spot. The rest of the Big Green also contributed significantly to the team’s +13 team score. John Lazor ’19 entered the final round tied for fifth at 4-under, but a tough 80-over day put him at 39th and 4-over at the end of the tournament. Mark Turner ’22 finished the tournament at 9-over and 60th, while Will Bednarz ’20 ended 10-over and 64th.
Dartmouth is idle this upcoming weekend, but afterward will finish up its fall schedule at the Camden Collegiate Invitational in South Carolina on Oct. 20 and 21.
On Saturday, the Dartmouth men’s and women’s cross country teams both competed in the 2018 NEICAAA New England Cross Country Championship in Boston. Both took sixth place in their respective gender divisions.
Eliza Dekker ’19 led the women’s squad with a top-10 finish out of 168 competing runners, helping the Big Green to a 189-point total on the race. The Big Green boasted three other top-50 finishes from Breanna Glover ’22 (33rd), Isabella Chao ’22 (39th) and Anna Clark ’19 (50th). Boston College won the women’s race, with a notable 27-point finish.
Sam Morton ’21 had the men’s squad’s top finish, taking 17th place out of 171 runners on the 8-kilometer course. Other scoring runners for the Big Green were Nicholas Feffer ’21 (20th), Dom Repucci ’20 (29th), Christian Myers ’22 (36th) and Benjamin Szuhaj ’19 (60th). The University of Massachusetts Amherst came out on top, recording 84 points on the day.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will compete at the Penn State National Invitational next Friday in University Park, Pennsylvania.
Szuhaj is a member of The Dartmouth staff.
On Saturday afternoon, the Dartmouth women’s soccer team (6-3-2, 2-0-1 Ivy) faced off against the Yale University Bulldogs (5-5-1, 0-3-0 Ivy) at home and earned its second Ivy League win while extending its unbeaten streak to six games. Despite outshooting Yale 6-2 in the first half, the Big Green could not convert, and the game was scoreless going into the second half. In the 87th minute of the game, Izzy Glennon ’22 found the back of the net for her first collegiate goal, with an assist from Lorna MacFarlane ’21 Despite the Bulldogs being more aggressive in the second half, outshooting the Big Green 6-4, Dartmouth held onto its 1-0 lead for the remaining minutes and blanked the Bulldogs for its second Ivy League win.
The Big Green will travel to College of Holy Cross to face the Crusaders on Tuesday, and then resume Ivy League play on Saturday at home against the University of Pennsylvania.
In a double-overtime nail-biter, the Dartmouth field hockey team (4-5, 1-2 Ivy) fell to the University of Pennsylvania (6-5, 2-1 Ivy) at home in its second dropped game of Ivy League play of the season. The Quakers were on the board first, scoring in the final minute of play in the first half. After trailing 1-0 for the first 18 minutes of the second half, Dartmouth’s Jessica Valvano ’19 found Gemma Bautista ’19, who put in her first goal of the season for the equalizer. The Quakers regained the lead on a penalty stroke at just under the 60 minute mark. Katie Persin ’20 was able to answer with under five minutes left in regulation, sending the 2-2 game into overtime. After a scoreless first overtime period, Penn junior Alexa Schneck scored her second goal of the game four minutes into double overtime, giving the Quakers the edge over the Big Green 3-2.
The Big Green plays on Tuesday at the University of Maine, and then returns to Hanover on Saturday to take on the Yale University Bulldogs.
While Dartmouth men’s tennis did not compete as a whole this past weekend, Charlie Broom ’20 represented the Big Green on his own at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championship, making it to the second round. On Thursday, in his first round matchup, Broom competed against Barnaby Smith of Texas A&M, winning 6-4, 6-2, bringing him through to the Round of 32. On Friday, Broom took on his opponent, Paul Jubb of the University of South Carolina. Despite close play, Jubb managed to get the upper hand over the course of the sets, winning 6-4, 6-2.
The rest of the Dartmouth tennis team will join Broom this upcoming weekend as they go to Princeton University for the ITA Northeast Regional Championship.
In its first official show of the season on Saturday, the Dartmouth equestrian team took first place at Middlebury College, finishing ahead of nine other competing teams. Alexa Tucker ’20 and Sophia Kocher ’19 had the Big Green’s two first place finishes of the day, in beginner walk trot canter and advanced walk trot canter, respectively. In winning her advanced walk trot canter class, Kocher made history by becoming the first Dartmouth rider ever to win at every regular season competition, in addition to qualifying for Regionals and moving up to novice flat and fences.
The Big Green will compete again next Saturday at the University of Vermont.
Tucker is a former member of The Dartmouth Senior Staff.
Dartmouth volleyball hosted Ivy League conference showdowns with Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania over the weekend. Princeton shut out the Big Green 25-18, 25-16, 25-17 on Friday in a rematch of last season’s thrilling finale, a 5-set win for Dartmouth. Elise Petit ’21 led the team with nine kills, while Corinne Cox ’20 topped the Big Green stat sheet with 10 assists.
In its second matchup of the weekend, a Saturday afternoon battle with Penn, the Big Green bested the Quakers in three close sets 25-23, 25-22, 25-22. Nicole Liddle ’22, Francesca Meldrum ’22 and Carly Tower ’20 composed a balanced Dartmouth attack with eight kills each. Annemarie Horn ’22 piled up 22 assists, more than half of the Big Green’s total of 37.
Dartmouth moved to 6-9 on the year and travels to New Haven, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island to take on conference foes Yale University and Brown University on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Abigail Chiu ’21 and Madison Hwang ’21 teamed up on Tuesday and Wednesday to compete in the qualifying draw of the Riviera/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women’s All-America Championship in Pacific Palisades, California. The duo took on a doubles team from the University of Notre Dame on Tuesday, dropping a tight pro set 8-7(5). The pair played a consolation match against Texas Tech University on Wednesday, losing the pro set 8-2.