The Weekend Roundup: Week 2
Women's lacrosse stays undefeated in Ivy League play, rugby wins the Harvard 7s tournament, baseball trades a pair of 23-run games and more in this week's Roundup.
After a big 23-3 home victory against Princeton University to kick off Ivy League play last weekend, Dartmouth started strong this week by defeating Quinnipiac University. The weekend was not as kind to the Big Green as the team lost the series to Columbia University in three high-scoring affairs.
Dartmouth handily bested the Bobcats 9-2, scoring in five different innings and tallying four runs in the ninth to seal the deal. Alec Vaules ’20 dominated on the mound, shutting the Bobcats out for the first five innings. Steffen Torgersen ’19 had a strong offensive outing, leading Dartmouth with three hits.
The Big Green dropped its first game against Columbia 23-9, allowing the second-most runs in school history. The Big Green led 2-1 going into the fourth inning before Columbia turned up the heat, scoring 22 runs in the next four innings.
Dartmouth had an incredible bounce-back performance, scoring 23 runs of their own to the Lions’ one and matching the second-most runs the team has ever scored in a league game. Nate Ostmo ’19 led the way with a grand slam and six RBIs and every starter recorded at least two hits and an RBI. Captain Matt Feinstein ’19 also had a huge day with a homer and five RBIs.
On Sunday, the Big Green dropped the series finale 11-1. Dartmouth’s lone run came in the ninth inning, and the Big Green finished with five hits and two errors. The loss dropped Dartmouth to 9-13 and 3-3 in the Ivy League.
Softball won its first game of the weekend Friday versus the University of Pennsylvania but lost their last two games this weekend, dropping to 4-19 on the year and 1-5 in conference play. Morgan Martinelli ’19 led the team with four RBIs and a homer in the first game of their doubleheader Friday, helping the Big Green win 8-5. The second game did not go as well despite a double and a homer from Schae Nelson ’21, and the Big Green fell 6-3.
The next day seemed promising for Dartmouth with a 6-1 lead through the first four innings, behind a solid start for Shelby Wilkison ’21. It all unravelled in the fifth, as Penn plated nine runs on seven hits. After an onslaught of runs on both sides, the Big Green eventually lost 17-10. Nelson and Micah Schroder ’20 put up great numbers nonetheless, as both were 3-4 at the plate and combined for seven RBIs.
Next weekend, Dartmouth travels to New Haven to play an 11-16 Yale University squad.
Men’s lacrosse fell to No. 10 Cornell University by a final score of 15-5. Dartmouth was tied with the Big Red 2-2 after the first quarter and stayed close in the second, but Cornell pulled away after halftime, scoring five goals in the third quarter and six in the fourth to put the game away. Ben Martin ’20 led the way for the Big Green with three goals, but three separate hat tricks from the Big Red proved too much to overcome. The loss drops Dartmouth to 2-6 overall on the season and 0-2 in the Ivy play.
The Big Green looks to bounce back next weekend against 6-2 Yale.
Women’s lacrosse continued its strong start to the season, defeating Hofstra University and Harvard University this week and improving to 6-3 overall and 3-0 in Ivy League play. Against Hofstra, Dartmouth scored 10 goals in the first half en route to a 16-12 victory. Kierra Sweeney ’19 scored a whopping five goals to lead the Big Green and Ellie Carson ’20 added a hat trick. Carson was perhaps even better in Saturday’s 15-11 victory over Harvard, scoring four goals while Sweeney and Elizabeth Mastrio ’19 combined for six more goals. Kellen D’Alleva ’19 tallied seven points, five of which came from assists, moving her up to seventh in school history for assists in a season with 26.
Dartmouth hosts the University of Connecticut and Princeton next week.
Dartmouth opened up its conference slate against Harvard on Saturday and got swept 4-0, dropping to 3-12 overall and marking their eighth straight loss. In the singles slate, the Big Green dropped the No. 1, 4 and 6 spots with the remainder going unfinished while Dartmouth lost the No. 1 and 2 spot with the No. 3 going unfinished in doubles. Jingyi Peng ’22 had the closest match, narrowly losing 7-5 in the first set but running out of steam in the second to fall 6-2.
Dartmouth looks to bounce back against Princeton next Saturday and Penn on Sunday. Both matches are at home where the team has played better in the early going.
The men’s golf team won handily against Brown University in match-play at PGA National on the Estates Golf course Friday. The 5-1 victory was sparked by James Turner ’21 and Charles Petrie ’22, who both up won up five with four holes left (5 and 4), and Jason Liu ’21, Sam Ohno ’21 and Mark Turner ’22 all triumphed at 3 and 2.
The Big Green stayed in West Palm Beach, Florida for the BCD Invitational hosted by Brown this Saturday, where the team lost to Cornell by a single stroke. Dartmouth shot 8-over for 296 on the 18-hole course to place second out of the three-team field. Turner led the ways, placing second overall with an even-par 72. Liu and Petrie finished the day with a score of 74 (+2) and John Lazor ’19 and Ohno got 76 (+4).
On the women’s side, Catharine Roddy ’19, Kaitlyn Lees ’22 and Moon Cheong ’21 led the Big Green to a share of fourth place at the Harvard Invitational this weekend, finishing with a 909 (+45). Roddy and Lees tied for 12th with a 9-over 225, and Cheong tied for 21st with a 13-over 229. Kristen Soh ’20 finished close behind, tying for 25th with a 230 (+14).
The women’s team travels to New Jersey next weekend to compete in the Princeton-hosted March Madness Match Play, while the men will be in Kannapolis, NC to compete in the Irish Creek Intercollegiate next weekend. This will be the men’s last tournament before the team competes in the Ivy League Championship April 19-21.
Lees is a member of The Dartmouth staff.
Women’s rowing opened its season at the Doc Hosea Invitational in Camden, New Jersey with a seventh place finish in a 12-team field. In the heats, the Big Green took second place in both Varsity Four races and placed fourth in both Varsity Eight the second Varsity Eight race.
The Big Green finished by winning in the V8 Petite Final by nearly three seconds. The team took third in the Petite Final of the 2V and fourth in the Grand Final of the V4, finishing seven seconds before Temple University while getting fifth in the 3V8.
Women’s rowing will compete next Sunday, April 7, at Princeton in the Ivy Round Robin. Princeton is currently ranked eighth in the nation by a recent poll of collegiate and U.S. rowing coaches.
Dartmouth women’s rugby won the Harvard 7s tournament on Saturday, besting Molloy College, American International College, The United States Military Academy, Quinnipiac and Harvard to finish 5-0 on the day. Over the five games, Dartmouth outscored their opponents by a total of 157-29. Fifty of those points were scored by Ariana Ramsey ’22, who accounted for 10 of the team’s tries. Camille Johnson ’19, the flyhalf who led the Big Green in points in the fall of 2018, contributed four tries and eight conversions for a total of 36 points over the course of the tournament.
In its final match, the Big Green narrowly defeated Harvard 12-10 with two tries from Ramsey and a conversion from Johnson. Ramsey’s 10th try of the day in the last seconds of the game secured the tournament victory.
The Big Green, which went 9-1 in the fall of 2018, will return to Cambridge, Massachusetts for the Ivy 7s tournament on April 13.
This weekend, sailing competed at three regattas: the 38th Lynne Marchiando trophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Dellenbaugh Women’s Trophy at Brown University and the Jumbo Team Race at Tufts University. The Big Green placed third of 16 teams, eighth of 18 teams, and third of eight teams, respectively.
Next weekend, the sailing team will compete at Connecticut College and at the United States Coast Guard Academy.