The Weekend Roundup: Week 4

by Elizabeth Wilson and Matt Krivan | 10/7/19 2:15am

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The women's soccer team played a close match with Princeton on Saturday but lost 1-0 in overtime.

by Elsa Ericksen / The Dartmouth

Football

The Dartmouth football team continued its undefeated season with its first in-conference game on Friday night against the University of Pennsylvania, taking the evening 28-15. The Big Green started strong in the first quarter, with a 57-yard pass from Jared Gerbino ’20 to Zach Bair ’22 for the first touchdown of the game. Lineman Jack Traynor ’19 followed up this touchdown with another; he completed a 17-yard fumble recovery to put Dartmouth ahead 14-0 by the end of the first quarter. 

Penn responded to Dartmouth’s strong start at the beginning of the second quarter with a 43-yard run for their first score of the game. Dartmouth responded with a run of its own, Bair’s second touchdown of the game, and the score was set at 21-7 through the halftime and a scoreless third quarter. 

The fourth quarter saw additional running touchdowns from both sides, with Gerbino of Dartmouth and Karekin Brooks of Penn earning seven points for their respective teams. In their last six head-to-head matchups, Dartmouth has taken five wins against the Quakers. This 28-15 win for Dartmouth gave Buddy Teevens his 99th as head coach of the team. 

Teevens will be looking to secure win No. 100 as the Big Green, now 3-0 on the season, takes on Yale University Saturday afternoon on Homecoming weekend.

Men's soccer

The Dartmouth men’s soccer team came out of this week with some exciting results, tying the University of Connecticut on Tuesday and defeating Princeton University on Saturday,

Against UConn, the game went to double overtime before finishing in a 2-2 tie. Goals from Jordan Bailon ’22 and Tiger Graham ’21, as well as tough defending against a physical team, allowed the Big Green to go into its first conference game of the season with a 3-3-1 record. 

On Saturday, the Big Green faced the Princeton Tigers at home. The game remained scoreless through the first half, and then just over 71 minutes into the game, Dartmouth scored its first, and only, goal. Eric Sachleben ’23 put it into the net, assisted by defender Ahria Simons ’22 and midfielder Ohad Yahalom ’22. This conference win is a huge one for a team on the hunt for the Ivy League championship. The team now stands at 4-3-1 on the season and a 1-0 record in conference play — with all of the Big Green’s wins coming at home.

Next Tuesday, the men will play the University of Vermont at home, then travel to play Yale University on Saturday.

Women's soccer

The women’s soccer team lost in overtime 1-0 to Princeton University on Saturday, its second consecutive loss. The team still stands at 7-3 on the season but is now 0-2 in conference play.

The Big Green struggled to generate offense with only three shots on goal in the match, compared to nine for Princeton. Goalkeeper Mariel Gordon ’21 kept Dartmouth in the game, saving Princeton’s first eight shots on goal before conceding a header in the 94th minute. Dartmouth seemed to capture some momentum at the end of regulation with five of the last seven shots, but they could not sustain that pressure in overtime. Allie Winstanley ’23 had five shots (one on goal) for Dartmouth.

The Big Green plays its next three games on the road, the first of which coming against Merrimack College on Tuesday. The team will then look to capture its first conference win of the season on Saturday when they travel to New Haven to take on Yale University.

Men's golf

Dartmouth men’s golf struggled at the Firestone Invitational in Akron, OH this week, coming in 13th place out of 15 teams. The team posted scores of 295, 300 and 295 to finish the tournament at 26 over par.

Despite the disappointing finish, the Big Green had some encouraging individual performances. After finishing the first two rounds at even par, Jason Liu ’21 had an exceptional third round score of 68 (-4) which put him into a tie for fourth place in the tournament’s final standings. Fellow junior Sam Ohno ’21 posted a 73 (+1) in the final round, leaving him at 6 over par for the tournament and tied for 34th. 

The tournament concludes the Big Green’s fall season.

Field hockey

Dartmouth field hockey was unable to capture its first conference win of the season this weekend, losing on the road 3-1 to Brown University on Saturday and then falling 5-1 at Providence College the next day. The Big Green falls to 3-7 this season, 0-2 in the Ivy League.

On Saturday, after a scoreless first half for both teams, Brown opened the scoring with a goal early in the third quarter. Brown followed up with another goal early in the fourth quarter to extend its lead to 2-0. Tatum Schultz ’21 answered just a minute later, scoring for the second straight game and notching her second goal of the season. Brown quickly scored another goal — the third for the two teams in the span of just over three minutes — to put the game away.

The Big Green’s luck did not improve against Providence, as the Friars notched five goals on a blistering 24 shots, while Dartmouth could only muster one goal of its own. Holley Cromwell ’23, notching her second goal of the season, provided the only score for the Big Green.

The team will hit the road again next weekend to take on the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday.

Men's tennis

Dartmouth men’s tennis hosted Boston University, Brown University, Bryant University, Cornell University, Harvard University and Yale University this weekend for the Dartmouth Invitational. 

The team had a stellar first day, finishing 6-2 in singles and 3-1 in doubles; Dartmouth went 5-0 on the day in singles and doubles against Bryant, and added wins over Ivy League rivals Yale and Brown. The duo of Peter Conklin ’21 and John Speicher ’21 had an undefeated day, winning their doubles match over Bryant 6-4 and singles matches over Yale and Bryant respectively. Only one Dartmouth match went to three sets, a 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 loss for Sacha Pritzker ’22 at the hands of Cornell.

The Big Green struggled to maintain its success on Saturday, winning just five out of 13 matches. Freshman doubles team Alejandro Quiles ’23 and Anders Gibbons ’23 accounted for two of Dartmouth’s victories, one over Harvard and one over Brown. Quiles added a singles win over Cornell, taking the first set 6-2 before his opponent retired.

Things improved greatly the next day, with the Big Green winning four out of six singles matches. Gibbons, Casey Ross ’21, Speicher and Pierce Widdecombe ’22 secured the wins.

The Big Green next travels to Tulsa, OK this week to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America Tournament.

Women's rugby

The Dartmouth women’s rugby team lost its first home game of the season 39-19 on Saturday morning against the undefeated United States Military Academy.

The two teams were back and forth for the lead during the first half. Army scored without a conversion eight minutes into the game for a score of 5-0, but the Big Green responded with its own try and a good kick to put Dartmouth up 7-5 halfway through the first half. To close out the first half, Army had one more try, and the half closed with a score of 10-7. 

Army gained some momentum in the second half, scoring three tries and two conversions, with only one try and conversion from Dartmouth, to put them up 29-14 shortly into the second half. Although Dartmouth kept fighting and got within 10 points of Army, the Big Green proved unable to close the gap.

Ariana Ramsey ’22 was the offensive star for the Big Green in the game, leading the team in scoring — as she has in the past three games — with 10 points. Her spot as top scorer was almost toppled in this game, however. Kristin Bitter ’23 was a close runner up with the game’s other nine points. 

Looking ahead, Dartmouth will face the 2-2 Quinnipiac University Bobcats next Saturday at home.

Volleyball

The volleyball team was defeated 3-1 by Brown University on Friday and then lost by the same score the next day at Yale University. The team now holds a 1-2 conference record and a 5-7 overall record so far this season. 

The Big Green was off to a strong start against Brown; Dartmouth took the first set of the match by a wide margin of 25-13. Makenzie Arent ’23 was a valuable asset on the court for the team, earning an impressive 17 assists and 15 digs for the match, a double-double. Nicole Liddle ’22 and Francesca Meldrum ’22 had 11 and 10 kills respectively, leading the team in that statistic for the match. 

Although the team had a good start, they could not hold off the Bears. Brown took the next the sets with scores of 25-15, 25-17 and 25-18 to get their first in-conference win at home against the Big Green. 

On Saturday against Yale, the Big Green suffered a similar fate, dropping the first set 25-15, then recovering to win a close second set 25-23 before dropping the final two sets. Carly Tower ’20 led the team with 11 kills, with Arent picking up 17 assists and Liddle pacing the team with 12 digs.

The Big Green will continue its road stretch next weekend, taking on Cornell University on Friday and then Columbia University the next day.

Cross country

This weekend, the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Paul Short Run in Lehigh, PA, one of the most competitive meets of the year.

The men’s team placed ninth with 298 team points on the eight kilometer course. The top individual finished on the team was Quinn Cooney ’20, who came 37th with a time of 24:06. Sam Morton ’20 was only seven seconds behind, finishing in 53rd at 24.13, and Benjamin Matejka finished 57th with a 24.15. 

The women’s team finished in 17th on a six kilometer course, finishing with 459 points. Rachel Ludwikowski ’21 was the team’s top finisher, coming in 62nd with a time of 20:58. Julia Stevenson ’20 was nine seconds behind, coming in 82nd, and Lauren Sapone ’20 came in 88th with a 21:09 finish. 

Next Saturday, the men’s and women’s teams will compete at the New England Championship in Boston.