The Weekend Roundup: Week 4

by Eric Vaughn and Osezele Okoruwa | 4/15/19 2:20am

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Men's tennis has a strong outing, women's rowing wins all of its races, and baseball wins a series against Brown in this week's Roundup. 

by Natalie Dameron / The Dartmouth Staff

Men's lacrosse

After defeating Binghamton University in Hanover on March 16, the Big Green has slid into a six-game losing streak extending into this week. After a close 12-11 home loss to Hartford University, Dartmouth suffered a disappointing 13-4 loss to Princeton University. George Prince ’21 and Ben Martin ’20 were bright spots, as Prince recorded three goals and notched two assists across the two games and Martin had a fantastic game against Hartford with five goals and one assist. 

The Big Green look to bounce back next Saturday against the University of Pennsylvania.

Women's lacrosse

Following its loss to No. 17 Princeton University, the Big Green bounced back for an impressive 15-11 comeback victory against the University of Pennsylvania, the top team in the Ivy League standings prior to this match. 

Penn had a 6-4 lead at the end of the first half, but Dartmouth rallied behind the efforts of Ellie Carson ’20 and Campbell Brewer ’19, with Carson scoring four goals and Brewer adding three. Dartmouth outscored Penn 11-5 in the second half. Kellen D’Alleva ’19 also had an impressive showing with a goal and five assists. 

With this victory, the team is 8-4 going into its final three games before the Ivy league tournament. The Big Green will play Vermont on Tuesday and Cornell University on Saturday.

Baseball

The Dartmouth baseball team traveled to Rhode Island for a three-game series against Brown. The Big Green split Saturday’s games, winning the first 6-4 and dropping the second 13-6. Matt Feinstein ’19 and Ubaldo Lopez ’21 had strong offensive showings, with each homering in two games this weekend. 

The Big Green clinched the series on Sunday with a score of 7-5 behind Justin Murray ’22’s strong performance on the mound over seven innings. Murray gave up just two runs on four hits, with three strikeouts to top it off. Steffen Torgesen ’19 had three of Dartmouth’s 10 hits with a double, a run and an RBI, and Nate Ostmo ’19 homered to help seal the deal.

The series win moves Dartmouth to 11-18 overall and 5-7 in Ivy play. The Big Green faces Middlebury College on Tuesday and has a big weekend series at home against Harvard University.

Rowing

Despite strong performances against Harvard University in the Biglin Bowl, the lightweight rowing team fell just short. In the first Varsity 8, Dartmouth finished with a time of 5:34.5, two leagues and six seconds behind Harvard. The Dartmouth second Varsity 8 finished with a time of 5:43.5, second out of the three boats competing. 

The heavyweight rowing team faced its toughest test of the season in two-time defending national champion Yale for the Olympic Axe on Saturday. Despite a solid performance from the Dartmouth first Varsity 8, Yale finished 11 seconds ahead with a time of 5:32.1. The second Varsity 8 for the Big Green put up a good fight but was narrowly beaten by 5.6 seconds. 

In its only home match of the season, the women’s rowing team impressed with wins in all four races. Dartmouth’s first Varsity 8, stroked by Sophie Stone ’21 and coxed by Katie Erdos ’20, won by more than seven seconds with a time of 6:18:21, and the second Varsity 8 won by more than 10 seconds with a time of 6:36:31. 

Next weekend, the women’s team travels to South Carolina to compete in the Clemson Invitational, the heavyweights travel to Boston University for the Bill Cup, and the lightweight team travels to Yale for the Durand Cup and then Columbia for the Subin Cup.

Tennis

On Friday, the No. 39 men’s tennis team rallied to topple Brown University 4-3. The No. 7-ranked team of Charlie Broom ’20 and David Horneffer ’20 led the way with a 6-1 victory in the No. 1 spot and Peter Conklin ’21 and Pierce Widdecombe ’22 won their match at the No. 3 spot. After falling 3-2 following Brown victories in singles, Sid Chari ’22 and John Speicher ’21 won their respective matches to clinch the victory for the Big Green. The men’s team built off of their strong showing to defeat Yale University 4-1 the next day, improving to 14-6 overall and 3-1 in Ivy play. The men’s team looks to continue its strong play against Columbia and Cornell University, both of which are 4-0 in Ivy League standings. 

Despite strong singles performances, the women’s team narrowly lost to Brown on Friday 4-3. After the Big Green dropped both doubles matches, they needed something big in singles. Racquel Lyn ’20, Abigail Chiu ’21 and Chuyang Guan ’20 won their respective matches at the 1, 2 and 5 spots, but it wasn’t enough, as Brown took the 3, 4 and 6 spots. Dartmouth fell to Yale on Sunday 4-0, dropping to 3-16 overall and 0-5 in Ivy play. The women to get back on track next weekend against Columbia and Cornell University.

Softball

The Big Green was swept by Harvard in its weekend series, dropping to 6-23 overall and 3-9 in Ivy play. All three games were extremely close, with a margin of two or fewer points. Shelby Wilkison ’21 and Madie Augusto ’22 pitched well in the first game, allowing just five hits all game between the two of them. The second game saw strong offensive performances from Micah Schroder ’20 and Taylor Ward ’19, who homered twice and once respectively. Despite strong efforts, a grand slam by the Crimson in the first inning and a three-run 11th inning clinched the win for Harvard. 

In the third game of the series, Dartmouth battled back in the seventh inning to put the game within one run, but ultimately fell to the Crimson 4-3. Wilkison had another strong outing on the mound, allowing just two earned runs on two hits over 4.1 innings. Ward and Schroder built off their Saturday performances with two hits and three RBIs between the two. 

Dartmouth travels to Ithaca next weekend to take on Cornell in a three-game series.

Track and field

Men’s and women’s track and field had an impressive weekend at home against the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, the University of Vermont and the University of Hartford. 

Six athletes for the men’s team took the top spots in their events to lead the Big Green to a first-place finish with 181 points. Lucas Ribeiro ’19 won the discus, Andrew Palermo ’22 won the hammer throw, Ben Ose ’19 won the long jump, Greg Crowley ’21 won the 3000m steeplechase, Shawn Ohazuruike ’20 won the 110m hurdles and Julien Hinz ’22 won the 800m. This string of first-place finishes was augmented by top three performances by Ethan Ruh ’19 and Palermo in the discus, Corbin Mayes ’21 in the pole vault, Ben Matejka ’21 in the 3000m steeplechase, Issac Weber ’22 in the 1500m, Thomas Lingard ’22 and Nick Feffer ’21 in the 800m, MJ Freeman ’21 in the 100m and a second place finish by the 4x100m relay team. 

In an overwhelming performance, the women’s team took the top spot in 14 of the 15 individual events, finishing with 235 points to convincingly win the meet. Amelia Ali ’19 won the hammer throw, Rachel Donner ’22 won the shot put, Lily Lockhart ’21 won the discus, Maria Garman ’19 won the javelin, Julia Valenti ’20 won the pole vault, Olivia Goodwin ’21 won the long jump, Camille Landon ’21 won the high jump, Breanna Glover ’22 won the 1500m, Danielle Okonta ’20 won the 400m hurdles, Eliza Dekker ’19 won the 800m, Caroline Walter ’21 won the 400m, Nicole DeBlasio ’19 won the 200m, Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20 won the 100m hurdles and the 4x100m relay team took the top spot. 

Additionally, the women’s team had a run of second and third place finishes. These include Alexandra Collins ’19 in the hammer throw, Lockhart in the shot put, Donner in the discus, Brooke Brunet ’21 and Goodwin in the pole vault, Rothwell in the long jump, Zoe Dainton ’22 in the high jump, Margaret Tuthill ’20 and Julia Stevenson ’20 in the 1500m, Grace Thompson ’19 and Georgia Fear ’20 in the 800m, Elizabeth Wilson ’22 and Kathryn Laskoski ’21 in the 400m as well as Walter and Wilson in the 200m.

Next weekend, the Big Green will compete at meets in Princeton, NJ, Charlottesville, VA, and Boston, MA.

Sailing

This weekend, the sailing team won second place out of 13 teams in the Women’s Team Race National Invitational at Brown University, and took 13th out of 17 in the Thompson Trophy at Connecticut College. A squad of five seniors and one junior travelled to Providence, where they won 14 out of 19 races. The only team that finished in front of the Big Green was Brown.  

Next weekend, Dartmouth will compete in the New England Women’s Championship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the George Morris Trophy at Boston University, the Admirals Cup at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point and the Boston Dinghy Cup at Harvard University.